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vinnymarsdenvinnymarsden Posts: 560
edited August 2014 in Road buying advice
I know carbon is cool, but is it really a necessity?
I am looking at having some wheels built on Chris King hubs, and either Stans rims or Ryde (used to be Rigida) apparently, the Ryde rims are black, and the breaking coating doesn't come off…..will need to do some research on that one!!

Just wondered what people in both camps felt…cheapish/mid priced carbon or sweet alloys, with the CK hubs?

If i went carbon the hubs would have to be downgraded…the chancellor is benevolent…but not stupid!!! :D:D:D


  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,045
    Aluminium is silver and anything but the thickest hardest coat will come off within a hundred miles or so. Thick hard coats are very expensive and I am only aware of Mavic offering one named Exalith. Even Exalith won't last forever, if you use it in the wet it will wear off
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  • MisterMuncherMisterMuncher Posts: 1,302
    Unless you've got a genuine need/burning desire for deep section tubs, I don't see any point in spending the money on carbon rims.
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