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    Default 26" carbon rims for road?

    silly query - anyone out there still making a 26" disc rim/wheelset out of carbon with a narrower internal width for road-ish tires?

    high psi needs not entirely necessary, but nice to have. tubeless also nice.
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    Default Re: 26" carbon rims for road?

    Velocity A23? Comes in 26" tubeless non-machined sidewall.
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    Default Re: 26" carbon rims for road?

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Velocity A23? Comes in 26" tubeless non-machined sidewall.
    but craaaaaaaabon.

    i know, it's kind of a silly thing. just being a weenie of the weightest kind.
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    Default Re: 26" carbon rims for road?

    Oh right. Bah.

    They have to be all over the tri-athlete shops no? 26" tho, not 650c?
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    Default Re: 26" carbon rims for road?

    26"rims have never been meant for being road, light and narrow. This is a cruiser/mtb size.

    650c on the other hand yes. However you can forget about tubeless. Corima still list it's 47mm rim in 650c/tubular : Jantes CORIMA en carbone - Corima

    Otherwise your best bet is probably second hand.
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    Default Re: 26" carbon rims for road?

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    This is a cruiser/mtb size.

    Many touring bikes w/ 26in wheels. Comotion, Bruce Gordon, Rivendell.
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    Default Re: 26" carbon rims for road?

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    26"rims have never been meant for being road, light and narrow. This is a cruiser/mtb size.

    650c on the other hand yes. However you can forget about tubeless. Corima still list it's 47mm rim in 650c/tubular : Jantes CORIMA en carbone - Corima

    Otherwise your best bet is probably second hand.
    yeah, corima still makes a 26 tubular rim - handcycle racing!

    tubeless not absolutely necessary, but helpful.
     

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    Default Re: 26" carbon rims for road?

    I believe there are some Chinese manufacturers offering 559BSD carbon rims in a road like width. I was searching around for a super light 26" road rim for a custom frame I built for a friend a couple years ago and we ended up using Velocity A23s as the carbon offerings out there were very much unknown and we didn't want to risk it. The aluminum A23 26" is pretty light. I think they were 390g or 420g.

    I found these online: Ginkgo - Veloteile | Carbon Rim 17-559 mm Disc 35 gr. | chain idler and more
    They are 350g, which is barely an advantage to the aluminum rim. The Velocity's built up nicely and have a pretty classic look to them (if that's what you want). I asked Velocity if they could do a custom drilling of the 26" rim and they said they can for a $200 setup fee (if I recall that number correctly). If you're doing disk 32h is probably a good choice though anyway. As an added bonus the Velocity can be had in different colours or polished and MSW or non-MSW.

    What tires are you planning to use? What sort of bike? What terrain?

    Found this too: XENTIS carbon wheel technology - KAPPA2 26 (white)
    Or if you want to be a true badass, go wood: Mountain Bike (MTB) model – pneumatic/clincher – Cerchio Ghisallo
    Those are "MTB" rims, but I bet the internal width is very narrow.
    Wooden tubular in 26"! Pista – tubular rim – Cerchio Ghisallo
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