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Hoogle Da Booglewrote a review of on July 18, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Probably a great wheelset for the right body-types. If you are heavier than the average cat 2 racer and/or ride on anything other than glassy smooth tarmac, don't bother with these wheels. I rode a set of Equipes for a while and had pretty good luck with them so I decided to try the Elites. The rim on the rear cracked after 4 rides. Incredibly, I was still able to get home even with a fairly substantial wobble. See how they have machined away material in the rims? Well, sure that lightens them up but it also makes them more prone to breakage. My guess is that the cracking happened when I hit a divot in the tarmac on a downhill at about 30mph. I was riding out of the sun and into the shade so I didn't see the divot. Regardless, it' s the same kind of thing I've done, without issue, many times on the Equipes and on hand-built Open Pros-- i.e., it is not what I would call "unusual". I go about 195 lb so I sort of knew going in that these might not be the best wheels for me. Now, I know this with certainty. So, if you are larger and like pre-built alloy Mavics, stick with the Aksiums or the Equipes. They are heavier...but so are you. Otherwise, just get a set of properly constructed handbuilts with box section rims and at least 32 spokes.

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Hoogle Da Booglewrote a review of on July 4, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

...a "mini-pump" that actually works. I took a crack at this after being impressed by the design of Lezyne floor pump. To be clear, it is a bit of a workout to get high pressure clinchers up to 100 psi. But, it can be done and without fear of tearing the tube at the valve or having the pump head constantly blow off. The ABS hose with the thread-on head is a fantastic concept. It lets you focus your energy on the pumping instead of holding the pump head in place. The pump tucks away nicely in the bottle-cage mounted clip. A convenient velcro strap keeps the pump securely in the clip. it could probably be carried in a jersey pocket. Durability? It seems fine but, to be honest, you really only hope to use this thing one or two times a year so it should not be a huge concern. (If you have quality tires and keep them properly inflated with a floor pump, flats should be a rare occurrence).

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Hoogle Da Booglewrote a review of on August 16, 2014

3 5

Uh, no...Stormtrooper Octal helmet ain't gonna make a dent in the market that matters: Posers that have more $ than fitness. It may be safe, light, etc. but it is too much of a freakshow. Some of the go-my-own-way crowd may bite but not enough to keep this thing around in the USA-- where people spend more time worrying about "style points" than actually riding their bikes. Now, if someone actually wins the TdF with this contraption on their dome then it will be a different story.

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Hoogle Da Booglewrote a review of on September 20, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

On the 2nd ride, rear wheel flew apart like a cardboard shack in a cat. 5 hurricane. If you actually ride your bike on real roads and weigh more than a TdF climber, forget these low-spoke count abominations and get a set of hand-builts that is assembled by a human being with Knowledge and Experience.

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