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Wheelsmith Gigantex Wheels

designmandesignman Posts: 405
edited August 2012 in Road buying advice
Does anyone know the weights of the 50mm Gigantex Clincher wheels from Wheelsmith?
Builds with:-
Novatec Superlite hubs....
PMP hubs....
Royce hubs....
Extralite SX/SLX hubs....



  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    Aren't all the weights listed on his site?
  • designmandesignman Posts: 405
    No, he only lists some weights of the wheels he's built.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,022
    It seems a bit pointless, as the differences will be in the order of + or - 70-80 grams. I presume the Extralite will be the lightest and Royce and PMP the heaviest... of course Royce and PMP are also the best built ones
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  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    Well what I would do, as I have done with his wheelbuilds, is visit the manufacturers web sites individually, and add up the weights from there. At least you'll know what kind of weights you are looking at ....

    The Gigantex 50mm tubular rims are 431-435 grams, although I've also seen weights of 495g each. ... ?c1=2&c2=3

    Don't know what spokes you're after, but Sapim are here:

    Also, in the wheel info page on wheelsmith site, as you say, complete builds are also there as a guide:

    Gigantex 50mm 3K Gloss Clinchers / Tune Mig70/Mag170 / Sapim CX-Ray / Alloy nips: 1460g
    Gigantex 50mm UD tubs / Chris King R45 / CX-Ray: 1330g

    Hope this helps .....
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,022
    I think if you are investing big money on a set of wheels, you might as well do yourself a favour and choose the better hubs rather than the lightest options... it's a strategy that will pay off in time.
    The Royce are the dogs and the PMP are good hubs, the Novatec are OK, but nothing special and the Extralite are a bit on the underengineered side (read they will fall apart)
    left the forum March 2023
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