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My $400 wheel spins better then your $7,900 wheel

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3/24/2015 5:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2015 5:26 AM

I was browsing the web and came across this:
Photo http://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/outdoors/a14703/kondo-machine-bicycle-wheels/
Its a $7,900 dollar set or roadie wheels. They say that what makes them incredible is that they will spin for 6 minuets on a test rack. I know there are no speeds or anything like that but my buddies $600 DJ bike front wheel has spun for 10 min from a light spin and my $1,000 dollar DJ bike front wheel for a good 5 min form a light spin. Sure they might be light but anyone else thing this is is a little weird? I mean i could get two ENVE with DTswiss 240 hubs and some more carbon goodies for that price.

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3/24/2015 6:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2015 6:27 AM

I would think preload determines spin time. They're not even disc compatible!
Heck, for $7900 you could get an SLX bike these days!

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3/24/2015 9:35 AM

I believe they mean no preload on a axle on a rack. The way me and my buddy do it is we have a old 20 mil and clamped down the axle and placed the wheel on and spun it. You can get a XX1 and if you hunt for a bargain a carbon frame!

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3/24/2015 9:39 AM

Another website, this one says they test it at 18 MPH, i know we were right around 15 on our tests!
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-18/japanese-engineers-reinvent-the-wheel

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3/24/2015 10:21 AM

I wonder if they have the boost 15 and the 148 ready yet.

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