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Anyone have these wheels?

 

Wonder how they compare to Zipp 404's

 

http://i11.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/ae/9e/430e_12.JPG

 

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A great wheel made

even better: Lightweight ?Obermayer?. The Lightweight ?Obermayer? is a

lighter variant of our proven spoked wheelset. ?Obermayer? wheels are

built around extralight hubs by TUNE and Lightweight and feature

lighter rims, as well. New development for the Tour de France ? At 960

g or less, our new ?Obermayers? are our lightest wheelset for road

races of any kind. Stiffness is still top rate. The Lightweight

?Obermayer? is a direct descendant of the Lightweight ?L?Alpe d?Huez?.

We developed the latter upon request from a leading pro team especially

for the grueling mountain time trial in the 2004 Tour de France. Most

of the innovations developed for this highly specialized wheelset have

been incorporated into the new ?Obermayer? wheels, resulting in

considerable advantages to you: You get an even lighter race ready

wheelset with unsurpassed stiffness. In fact, the ?Obermayers? are just

as stiff as our regular wheelset with the same spoke count, taking a

top spot among lightweight wheelsets. Racing performance without

compromises In contrast with the uphill-only ?L?Alpe d?Huez? wheelset,

?Obermayer? wheels can be used in any road racing event both up- and

downhill. The thickness of the carbon layers and the heat protection in

the rims brake tracks have been designed accordingly. Even thought the

lightest Obermayer front wheel only has 12 spokes, it tracks as well as

any wheel from Lightweight ? we know about the importance of stiff

wheels for a safe ride! Robust fiber spokes, showing almost no

elasticity, ensure a stiff wheel. We recommend the ?Obermayer? wheelset

for riders up to 176 lbs (80 kg). 16- and 20-spoke front wheels are

available as well. Weights and properties 28? / 700C front wheel 28 "

rear wheel 28 " spoke count : 12 / 16 / 20 20 weights per set (gr.):

960 / 975 / 990 g max. per wheelset lacing patter: 1x 1x spokes: lens

shaped lens shaped rim dimensions: 53/19,5 53/19,5 tires: tubular

tubular UCI-approved: yes yes Weights and properties 26? / 650C front

wheel 26 " rear wheel 26 " spoke count : 12 / 16 / 20 20 weights per

set (gr.): 970 / 985 / 1000 g max. per wheelset lacing patter: 1x 1x

spokes: lens shaped lens shaped rim dimensions: 53/19,5 53/19,5 tires:

tubular tubular UCI-approved: yes yes The rim Extralight rim with new

carbon layering. In contrast with the uphill-only ?L?Alpe d?Huez?

wheelset, ?Obermayer? wheels can be used in any road racing event both

up- and downhill. The thickness of the carbon layers and the heat

protection in the rims brake tracks have been designed accordingly.

However, the carbon lay-up has been redesigned to lower the weight even

more compared to our proven standard wheelset. Less weight means that

you arrive earlier ? more time to celebrate your victory afterwards!

This new and improved lay-up is a direct result of the development work

we did for the specialized Lightweight ?L?Alpe d?Huez? set. The hubs

Hubs from Lightweight and TUNE. The rear wheel revolves around the

super light ?Mag 160? hub by TUNE. This high performance hub is built

using a carbon fiber axle, which is both stiff and light, and it is one

of the world?s lightest hubs. The front wheel contains our own super

light bearings which have proven successful in all our wheels. To

reduce drag special high-precision bearings are used. And as fits what

may be the world?s best wheelset we only use specially formulated

grease to reduce drag even more. The spokes Fiber spokes. While even

our 12-spoke wheels are plenty stiff, Obermayer front wheels can be

ordered with 12, 16 or 20 spokes depending on rider weight and intended

use. All rear wheels come with 20 spokes. There are no spoke nipples or

other fixtures which could loosen or fail ? no need to true your wheels

ever again! Integrated wheel magnet and microchip To give an even

greater advantage, extremely light Samarium-Cobalt-magnets have been

laminated into the rim. At only .8 g there is nothing to disturb the

wheel?s perfect roundness. In addition, integrated magnets are

aerodynamically superior to ordinary wheel magnets, which are bolted to

a spoke and create additional turbulences. Even lighter is the

microchip laminated into the rim: A mere .2 g light, but it stores all

relevant production data, giving your wheel something equivalent to

their individual fingerprint. This allows us to ensure identification

of the wheels, perfect product support, and easier repairs in case of a

crash.

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Don't you know the rule of no "Cut & Pasting" !!

 

At least have the decency to separate the sentences into paragraphs.

 

LOL

 

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Hey Daemon I know that the t mobile team rode with those wheels 2years ago and David George rode with them at SA Road Champs this year they look pretty decent to me!!!!!! Are you selling or whats the story??

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You cant compare those wheels to anything, they are in a leauge of their own. Its like trying to compare a Bugatti Veyron to any other supercar..

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anyone interested in Lightweight wheels, R30k sounds right , I can find out,and will let you know.

cervelo2007-08-21 01:31:50
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anyone interested in Lightweight wheels?

 

Sure......but then again I'm also interested in Minki....but she wants nothing to do with me...
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anyone interested in Lightweight wheels?

 

Sure......but then again I'm also interested in Minki....but she wants nothing to do with me...

 

I requested a price list, will post what the wheels go for...

Minki, well ... her reps number is ..... damn  its stuck at the end of my tongue..082  crapConfusedConfused.SORRY MUDDEE   LOLLOLLOLLOL
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Read a wheelset comparison a while ago, (link was on the hub) where the LO's scored amongst the worst ito lateral stiffness, great climbing wheels to, scored best in simulated climbing tests.

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I think normal lightweights go for 30k, the Obermayers are more expensive, I may be wrong. Christie2007-08-21 02:04:36

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