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    Disc Brake Carbon Road Wheel Recommendations?

    My riding is mostly climbing and endurance type rides. I weigh 170 pounds and would like something light (under 1500 grams I think), decently stiff for descending, and comfortable. The ability to go tubeless would be great. As a reference I am looking at the Volagi Ingnite SL carbon wheels, but they are out of stock for at least another month.
    Any recommendations appreciated.


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    Depends on cost.

    You could try Enve 29er XC rims with the hubs and spokes of your choice.

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    I like ManxShreds recommendation. I've ridden a setup similar to that on my cross bike and I really liked the ride quality.

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    The Enve XC rims in 28h are the way to go. It doesn't look like the Volagi rims have a tubeless bead set yet anyway.

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    Interesting. I never thought about putting 29ers on a road bike. They look pretty good but the price is pretty high compared to the Volagi branded wheels, which I believe come in around $1800 a set. That's probably around my budget.
    BTW Vologi wheels can and have been set up as tubeless, but I'm not married to tubeless.



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    Quote Originally Posted by steel rider View Post
    Interesting. I never thought about putting 29ers on a road bike. They look pretty good but the price is pretty high compared to the Volagi branded wheels, which I believe come in around $1800 a set. That's probably around my budget.
    BTW Vologi wheels can and have been set up as tubeless, but I'm not married to tubeless.



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    "Can" be set up tubeless and "having a tubeless bead" is and important distinction IMHO. One can work the other will. You don't want to find your combonation of wheel and tire does not work at 35 mph. Just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg View Post
    "Can" be set up tubeless and "having a tubeless bead" is and important distinction IMHO. One can work the other will. You don't want to find your combonation of wheel and tire does not work at 35 mph. Just sayin.
    That's a reasonable point. Thanks.

    Anyone with other suggestions on the whhelset? Maybe I wait for the Volagi's to come in and run with tubes? I think the LBS mentioned Rol or Rolf but I don't recall.

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    Any road rim CAN be set up tubeless, but the having an actual tubeless bead seat and being designed to use tubeless tires is much better for a few reasons including:
    - Inflation is easier
    - The tire will stay seated in the bead when the air is let out
    - the tire will center itself when it stretches onto the bead seat under inflation
    - If you want to run low pressure tubeless cyclocross tires it will be functional for that as well, where a regular road rim requires high pressure to keep the tire seated against the rim

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    OK back to the original topic. Any other wheelset suggestions?

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    Try this guy: Custom Carbon Fiber Wheels - Custom Bicycle Wheelsets by PSIMET

    He says he uses carbon rims from Taiwan. His prices look good. I'm contacting him about disc wheels for my cross bike.
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