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    American Classic Tubeless Reports?

    Anyone tried the new American Classic tubeless wheels? I think they call them Uppercuts? Super light, but I would like to hear some opinions from those who have seen or ridden them.

    Thanks.

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    These guys:

    amclassic.com/en/products/roadwheels/road_tubeless.php]ROAD[/url] TUBELESS

    I'm too new to post a hyperlink. :-(

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    I guess I may have to be the guinea pig. :-)

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    Did you end up getting these wheels? If so can you provide some feedback? I'm debating these or some custom builts.

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    Road tubeless?

    please help!! to buy or not to buy. . . . .

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    no ride reports but initial impressions are that they are very good Weight Weenies • View topic - American Classic Road Tubeless Actual Weight and Pics

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    I've just started riding these wheels. Still using tubes with Veloflex tires. Exceptionally light, but plenty rigid. The only concern is the ability of these wheels to retain their trueness. If you have a spoke wrench and a truing stand, you should be fine. Otherwise, you might consider other options.

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    I have a set with 3K on them

    Pro's:

    great climbers - 1178g on my scale (as light as my carbon tubulars)
    23 wide + tubeless tires = very nice ride quality
    metal brake tracks provide far better braking the carbon tubs in this weight range
    New rear hub with steel tabs on the freehub body is a nice improvement
    Excellent customer service. A human actually answers when you call their 800 number


    Cons -

    The tape used to seal the spoke holes is easily pulled back over spoke holes while installing the iron like bead of tubeless tires which causes leaks which equals frustration. Yes I used soapy water & followed the instructions. I now ride them with tubes instead.

    Not very stiff. They are noticeably more noodly out of the saddle than my Reynolds MV32 clinchers & I only weigh 145 lbs. I wouldn't recommend them for riders over 160 lbs. Mine have developed cracks in the rear eyelets. Warranty took care of it though

    If I did it over again I'd accept the additional weight penalty & buy tubeless wheels that have sealed rims (do not require rim tape) like DA7900, ksyriums, fulcrum 2 way etc,

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