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    Real Design Supersonic Wheelset reviews

    I just bought a new Litespeed that came with Real Design Supersonic Wheels (40 mm aero). I haven't been able to find much on the web about these wheels. I know the company is owned by Litespeed and they started making these wheels in 2004. I was wondering if anyone had used these and could give me some feedback. Here is what I know:
    1610 g for the wheelset
    alloy rim with carbon fairing
    you need to take the tire off to true

    What I want to know:

    full time wheel??? (I weigh 185)
    stiffness
    quality of build
    any other info you can provide.

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    Cool wheels

    You worry too much bro, just ride them and have fun! If you do not like them after that then put them on Ebay and then buy something else.


    Quote Originally Posted by Red Sox Junkie
    I just bought a new Litespeed that came with Real Design Supersonic Wheels (40 mm aero). I haven't been able to find much on the web about these wheels. I know the company is owned by Litespeed and they started making these wheels in 2004. I was wondering if anyone had used these and could give me some feedback. Here is what I know:
    1610 g for the wheelset
    alloy rim with carbon fairing
    you need to take the tire off to true

    What I want to know:

    full time wheel??? (I weigh 185)
    stiffness
    quality of build
    any other info you can provide.

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    Not worrying at all.:) I will ride the piss out of whatever wheels I put on it! I have three sets of wheels, two are destined for ebay. Just didn't want to put any wear on the Supersonics if I hear bad things about them and I decide to sell.

    Soooo, anyone have anything to say about these bad boys?

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    PM Ligero. He used to build said wheels for said company so said Ligero.

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    Thanks, I shot him a pm and he was able to give me feedback on the wheels.

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    This is the response I got.

    "The wheels are not bad but can be kind of flexy for anyone over 185 to 190lbs. Check the slot that is cut into the carbon part of the rim and see if any of the spokes touch the carbon. If they do the wheels will start to make a creaking sound as you use them more. Other then the creaking problem just make sure to check the tension on the non-drive side spokes and the wheels should be just fine."

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