Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 80
  1. #1
    Get me to In&Out
    Reputation: spookyload's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,613

    Mad Fiber clinchers out!

    Mad Fiber finally released their clinchers. Holy smokes. 1200g carbon clincher wheelset. Very unique process of bonding carbon to the aluminum rim extrusion, so it has a carbon brake surface with aluminum underneath to include an aluminum clincher bead and tubless ready. Seems like it will hellp with the overheating issue. I will be very interested to see how the longevity is on these.



    Cyclists really need to learn a little Rule #5.

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    2,427
    Only $2599.

  3. #3
    Slightly Opinionated
    Reputation: robdamanii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    10,219
    I'm impressed.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigrider View Post
    Teh Lounge- "Its not just for weirdos anymore. It is for those trying to escape the noobsauce questions."
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    Trolling the lounge is like noodling for piranha.


    The Daily Grind Cycling Journal & Tailwind Coaching

  4. #4
    downhill quickly
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    755
    Ya gotta love a MF spokesperson discussing the technology as though he is the very part:

    From Zinn...
    Mad Fiber’s spoking system also minimizes bulges and distortion in the rim due to tension at spoke attachment points. “What makes rims happy, if I can speak for a rim,” says Hjertberg, “is lots of spokes to spread the load out. Rims don’t like unsupported spans, and our rim thinks it’s got about a hundred spokes, due to the way our fibers in the rim act like spokes.”

    Sounds like the clincher version with ceramic bearings is the same as the tubular at $3k with the steel bearing clincher at $2800.00.

  5. #5
    Anphaque II
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    5,999
    There's a set for sale at a local wheelbuilder's shop.


    The biggest surprise to me was that the wheelset has no weight limit.

    So Clydesdale's like me can ride a set !
    America's greatest threat: Congressional liberal Democrats

    Crimes Against Humanity: The History of The Democrat Party

  6. #6
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,749
    I can't say I would drop $2600 on a road wheel set anytime soon, but I sure like these puppies!!!
    It's a fire road.............
    I'm on a road bike..........

    They have enough in common to blast down it.

  7. #7
    Get me to In&Out
    Reputation: spookyload's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,613
    I would love to see a cross section of the rim.
    Cyclists really need to learn a little Rule #5.

  8. #8
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    30
    I'd love to take those for a spin

  9. #9
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Dray3573's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    174
    Dang those are nice. Not knowing a bunch about MF, I wonder what the lateral stiffness on those wheels are like. How nice would they look on a Moots or Alchemy Ti bike. Sure would be nice to build a "spare no expense" bike someday.

  10. #10
    Slightly Opinionated
    Reputation: robdamanii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    10,219
    Quote Originally Posted by Dray3573 View Post
    Dang those are nice. Not knowing a bunch about MF, I wonder what the lateral stiffness on those wheels are like. How nice would they look on a Moots or Alchemy Ti bike. Sure would be nice to build a "spare no expense" bike someday.
    Lateral stiffness is pretty solid. At least it felt so on the tubular versions...
    Quote Originally Posted by bigrider View Post
    Teh Lounge- "Its not just for weirdos anymore. It is for those trying to escape the noobsauce questions."
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    Trolling the lounge is like noodling for piranha.


    The Daily Grind Cycling Journal & Tailwind Coaching

  11. #11
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Wookiebiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    5,244
    Quote Originally Posted by spookyload View Post
    I would love to see a cross section of the rim.
    Here you go...Basically take the carbon tubular section out of the top (if you look it's bonded in place) and replace it with the aluminum clincher section.

    Bikes:
    • 2013 Scott Foil 40
    • 2013 Jamis Nova Race (winter training bike)
    • 2012 Argon 18 E-118


  12. #12
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    246
    I haven't had a chance to ride them, but my LBS has a few sets of the tubulars. Crazy light and they look sick on a bike. Also, the new decals look much better. Maybe someday...
    Last edited by dharrison; 09-14-2011 at 06:32 PM.

  13. #13
    Anphaque II
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    5,999
    Quote Originally Posted by spookyload View Post
    I would love to see a cross section of the rim.
    Did you go to their website?

    Their aerospace engineer has an impressive resume' and the founder/owner has spent a lifetime in the cycle industry as well as being influential.


    Here's what I wish: A wider tubular wheelset (27mm) with ISO disc hubs. Basically a 'cross set up that I would use for the road.

    They already fulfilled one requirement: No weight limit.
    America's greatest threat: Congressional liberal Democrats

    Crimes Against Humanity: The History of The Democrat Party

  14. #14
    Get me to In&Out
    Reputation: spookyload's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,613
    Quote Originally Posted by cda 455 View Post
    Did you go to their website?
    I did check. They only have a cross section picture of the tubular.
    Cyclists really need to learn a little Rule #5.

  15. #15
    Bianchi-Campagnolo
    Reputation: kbwh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3,581
    How do they handle in crosswinds? Flat spokes don't give me confidence.

    Apart from that the wheels seem like an innovative piece of engineering.

  16. #16
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Yangpei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    227
    Looks promising. Too bad they aren't available yet.
    Kokopelli Racing

  17. #17
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    606

    madfiber

    Quote Originally Posted by kbwh View Post
    How do they handle in crosswinds? Flat spokes don't give me confidence.

    Apart from that the wheels seem like an innovative piece of engineering.
    yes. looks like trispoke. also if they break from accident not easily repairable.

  18. #18
    Anphaque II
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    5,999
    Quote Originally Posted by Yangpei View Post
    Looks promising. Too bad they aren't available yet.
    They are available now.

    There's a wheel-builder in town that has a set for sale.
    America's greatest threat: Congressional liberal Democrats

    Crimes Against Humanity: The History of The Democrat Party

  19. #19
    Matnlely Dregaend
    Reputation: DrSmile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,787
    I'm skeptical that I would sweat on the aluminum bead, which would corrode the aluminum enough to bubble and flake off the carbon over it. Happened to me on all my Al/CF stems. Maybe if the rim was anodized...
    "I haven't @#&$ed like that since I was an altar boy." - Hank Moody
    “Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.” - Susan B. Anthony 1896
    "Genuine Campagnolo Spares - Inserts for Dura Ace pattern brake shoes." - PBK

  20. #20
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: looigi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    6,154
    Quote Originally Posted by kbwh View Post
    How do they handle in crosswinds? Flat spokes don't give me confidence...
    Also, that flat seam projecting inward from the rim is contrary to current good aero design. Note Zipp and others using wider rounded trailing edges.

  21. #21
    Loves to Suffer
    Reputation: Zipp0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,010
    Try explaining $3000 bicycle wheels to the wife. I mean..... I had to pick up my Cosmic Carbones used and STILL downplay the cost a bit.

  22. #22
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Yangpei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    227
    Quote Originally Posted by Zipp0 View Post
    Try explaining $3000 bicycle wheels to the wife. I mean..... I had to pick up my Cosmic Carbones used and STILL downplay the cost a bit.
    Try explaining that it is equivalent to a nice handbag (or 3 pairs of shoes), and that you will likely get more use from the wheels
    Kokopelli Racing

  23. #23
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,749
    Quote Originally Posted by Yangpei View Post
    Try explaining that it is equivalent to a nice handbag (or 3 pairs of shoes), and that you will likely get more use from the wheels
    That won't work here. When my wife got a gift cert to Coach, she went to the outlet and bought 2 because she didn't think they were worth what they normally charge. Although, we did drop 40k on a Lexus recently............Hummmm, maybe I'll compare her car to a wheels and point out the differences. Hummmmmm, hummmmmmmmmmmm
    It's a fire road.............
    I'm on a road bike..........

    They have enough in common to blast down it.

  24. #24
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: nightfend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,582
    I would assume they are fairly awful in cross winds. But, if I had the money, I'd probably buy a pair as they are like a modern equivalent of the old Spinergy wheels.

  25. #25
    FTR
    FTR is offline
    Burn baby, burn.
    Reputation: FTR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2,421
    My teams sponsor just became the Australian Importer for these.
    Looking to get a set but am completely torn as to whether I should get the clincher or tubular model.
    Never had tubs before.
    Mainly doing Crits but also some road races on what can be reasonably ordinary road surfaces.
    Anyone want to give me some input as to which way to go and if tubs, what is a good tyre that would meet both these uses?

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 25
    Last Post: 12-12-2013, 10:27 AM
  2. Mad Fiber anyone?
    By spade2you in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-01-2011, 07:24 PM
  3. fiber
    By gutfiddle in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-21-2008, 02:41 AM
  4. LOOK 565 Fiber Woven
    By uglygreencow in forum Look
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-03-2007, 10:55 PM
  5. Not all carbon-fiber is the same. .
    By KATZRKOL in forum Bikes, Frames and Forks
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 05-11-2005, 09:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

INTERBIKE

EUROBIKE

Hot Deals

Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest road bike products from these brands!




















See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »


Latest RoadBike Articles


Latest Videos

RoadbikeReview on Facebook