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joeysikorski

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Has anyone gotten their hand's on or used the new AR25's from Industry nine? I'm back and fourth on getting a pair vs their ultralight 29's or even trails.
Would by my set for stuff like DK and such.

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oleritter

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Those look really cool, and very light.  Never seen in person, but something to think about - custom wheels could be done for less, like as much as $450, with I9 or DT 240 hubs.  
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Yeah really light weight. As in I don't fully understand how this weighs less than a lot of carbon fiber wheelsets. Comparatively I'm looking at a a Nox Composites Citico Disc w/I9 hubs weight, or a Reynold ATR
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With the new Hydra rims, we will be able to hit 1500g with a 24/28h build with conventional J bend spokes.  The carbon rims I am seeing are lighter but not substantially than similar alum rims.  An exception is the LB RM29C06 technically an XC rim but works really well with gravel tires 32 and up.  I would be able to go sub 1400g with that rim.



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I just ordered the AR25's for a gravel bike I'm building out.  I'm planning to use them in Dirty Kanza. 
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How's everyone liking these wheels?  Spec show they handle riders up to 240lbs.  Anyone around 200lb on these?  Looking for a light but solid wheelset.
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I put about 2k miles on a set of AR25 last season. My local territory is Western Mass and Southern VT. Typically my rides include a mix of pavement, dirt roads, woods roads and some single track. I am not a racer or consider myself an aggressive rider. I do like to explore and get out regularly in a wide variety of weather and surface conditions. 

I am 5'7" @ 150 lbs. They are set up on a Raleigh Roker Comp. 

The AR25 is the most expensive, lightest and highest quality wheels I have owned. So far they have lived up to my expectations. I don't think I abuse them (much.. see below.) but I don't baby them either. I have no problem recommending them. 

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I collected this stick on while riding down hill on a woods road. It jammed in the spokes and rim in such a way the wheel rotated a few times before I came to a stop. It took a bit to get out but luckily there was no harm to the wheel. 

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JGamm

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I weigh 195 and put maybe 1000 miles on mine with no problems. I have used them for gravel and cross with a few bunny hops and other tomfoolery mixed in.
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tanmmyvh

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I've had these on my bike for more than a year now and have 1300 miles on them.  I really like them.  They are light weight and handle well.  I have used them on most surfaces (including single track) and they are holding up great.  Next they'll be used in Dirty Kanza.  I did just switch out and put the Maxxis Ramblers on this wheel to better handle the flint surface of DK.  

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