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Old April 17th 08, 02:35 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Warren Block
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A 700C silver triple-channel rim with eyelets. At 570g, it should be
strong. Yet it sells for $34, which seems low. Is there a catch?

http://www.interlocracing.com/rims.html

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Old April 17th 08, 03:36 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Ryan Cousineau
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In article ,
Warren Block wrote:

A 700C silver triple-channel rim with eyelets. At 570g, it should be
strong. Yet it sells for $34, which seems low. Is there a catch?

http://www.interlocracing.com/rims.html


Yes. You could save several seconds in a 10k TT by choosing a
deep-section wheel such as a Zipp 404.

MSRP of the bare Zipp rim is about $700.

The likely reason for the low cost of the IRD rim is that the materials
are humble but effective, the extrusion tooling was paid off about 18
years ago and subsequently has been moved from Japan to Taiwan to PRC,
and all that's left for Interloc to do is print stickers and find
customers.

So yeah, go for it.

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Old April 17th 08, 03:39 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Apr 16, 8:35 pm, Warren Block wrote:
A 700C silver triple-channel rim with eyelets. At 570g, it should be
strong. Yet it sells for $34, which seems low. Is there a catch?

http://www.interlocracing.com/rims.html


Yeah, it's overpriced! ;-)
Not familiar with that rim, but a few of us on this group swear by
Alex rims for those needing brute strength. A DM18 costs less than 20
bucks, is triple channel and eyeletted. 650g of goodness. Alternately,
if you want black with machined sidewalls, get the Adventurer for $25.
I've been running DM18s on city scoots for years. Paired with a puffy
tire that's relatively light like a 35mm Pasela, you get a tough as
hell combo that rides great. Neither will be really happy with less
than a 30mm tire, FWIW.

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Old April 17th 08, 03:43 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
landotter
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On Apr 16, 9:39 pm, landotter wrote:
On Apr 16, 8:35 pm, Warren Block wrote:

A 700C silver triple-channel rim with eyelets. At 570g, it should be
strong. Yet it sells for $34, which seems low. Is there a catch?


http://www.interlocracing.com/rims.html


Yeah, it's overpriced! ;-)
Not familiar with that rim, but a few of us on this group swear by
Alex rims for those needing brute strength. A DM18 costs less than 20
bucks, is triple channel and eyeletted. 650g of goodness. Alternately,
if you want black with machined sidewalls, get the Adventurer for $25.
I've been running DM18s on city scoots for years. Paired with a puffy
tire that's relatively light like a 35mm Pasela, you get a tough as
hell combo that rides great. Neither will be really happy with less
than a 30mm tire, FWIW.


Ahhh, read your post as looking an actual "clyde" rim for a heavy
person. The Alex rims are good for general use and touring, but might
be a little chubby if you're looking for that 50g "edge". Ha!
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Old April 17th 08, 06:41 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tom Sherman[_2_]
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Warren Block wrote:
A 700C silver triple-channel rim with eyelets. At 570g, it should be
strong. Yet it sells for $34, which seems low. Is there a catch?

http://www.interlocracing.com/rims.html

They are made underground by gnomes.

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Old April 17th 08, 05:23 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:41:29 -0500, Tom Sherman
wrote:

Warren Block wrote:
A 700C silver triple-channel rim with eyelets. At 570g, it should be
strong. Yet it sells for $34, which seems low. Is there a catch?

http://www.interlocracing.com/rims.html

They are made underground by gnomes.


Yeah, but are they union gnomes using organically grown, fair trade aluminum?
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Old April 17th 08, 07:20 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
landotter
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On Apr 17, 11:23 am, wrote:
On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:41:29 -0500, Tom Sherman

wrote:
Warren Block wrote:
A 700C silver triple-channel rim with eyelets. At 570g, it should be
strong. Yet it sells for $34, which seems low. Is there a catch?


http://www.interlocracing.com/rims.html

They are made underground by gnomes.


Yeah, but are they union gnomes using organically grown, fair trade aluminum?


Long staple for a soft hand!
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Old April 17th 08, 07:36 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Apr 16, 9:35 pm, Warren Block wrote:
A 700C silver triple-channel rim with eyelets. At 570g, it should be
strong. Yet it sells for $34, which seems low. Is there a catch?

http://www.interlocracing.com/rims.html

--
Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota * USA


No catch. I've been riding on a set of their Cadence rims for the
last year or so. The finish quality is alright, they built up well,
and I haven't had any durability issues.
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Old April 17th 08, 08:41 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Matt O'Toole
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On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 02:36:24 +0000, Ryan Cousineau wrote:

In article ,
Warren Block wrote:

A 700C silver triple-channel rim with eyelets. At 570g, it should be
strong. Yet it sells for $34, which seems low. Is there a catch?

http://www.interlocracing.com/rims.html


Yes. You could save several seconds in a 10k TT by choosing a deep-section
wheel such as a Zipp 404.

MSRP of the bare Zipp rim is about $700.

The likely reason for the low cost of the IRD rim is that the materials
are humble but effective, the extrusion tooling was paid off about 18
years ago and subsequently has been moved from Japan to Taiwan to PRC, and
all that's left for Interloc to do is print stickers and find customers.


Nah, it's because heavier rims are less cool with the racer types who
would pay more for them if they were lighter. Biking is one of those
weird markets where less costs more, and more costs less.

Matt O.

 




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