Carbon clincher rims on ebay

CarbonCopy
CarbonCopy Posts: 492
edited January 2011 in Road buying advice
Has anyone had or built some wheels up with these rims?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Carbon-Road-Bike- ... 4155a73909

Comments

  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,699
    I'm tempted to have a punt on them...
  • yeah me too.after all almost every other bike part comes over there.
  • They are Alu with carbon wrap guys, not full carbon.
  • bjl
    bjl Posts: 353
    Have you noticed the weight of them, 680g ! - don't think you would gain anything having a set of wheels made with these.
  • I've looked at them as well.... don't know how good they'll be!
    On the heavy side....
    but if you want light deep rims you'll be looking at something fairly expensive!

    These are carbron wrapped rims - but there are full carbon rims options as well
    Although slightly more expensive. But maybe too expensive for a 'punt'?

    +1 Does anybody have experience of these rims?
  • Wow very heavy :shock:
  • Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!

    Do a google search for Yishun carbon wheels. Quite tempted myself actually.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Check out carbonzone on ebay.com - complete wheels for $388.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Monty Dog wrote:
    Check out carbonzone on ebay.com - complete wheels for $388.

    Not quite! Add £35 for postage then VAT and import duty. Not such a bargain then....
    More problems but still living....
  • jonmack
    jonmack Posts: 522
    amaferanga wrote:
    Monty Dog wrote:
    Check out carbonzone on ebay.com - complete wheels for $388.

    Not quite! Add £35 for postage then VAT and import duty. Not such a bargain then....

    Still works out at £350ish, assuming you get stung with import, it's not always going to happen. I reckon for every 25 parcels I get from abroad I pay import on 1, not bad odds.
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,699
    bjl wrote:
    Have you noticed the weight of them, 680g ! - don't think you would gain anything having a set of wheels made with these.
    You're right. In a moment of daftness I'd thought that was the weight for the pair... I'll be staying clear.