Author Topic: Longtime LB rim user thinking about Hulk the ebay rim seller  (Read 734 times)

danK

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The North American branch of Light Bicycles wants $210 to deliver a replacement 29er rim. I then find an ebay seller (Hulk Bikes) with what appears to be the same rim for much less: http://www.ebay.com/itm/29-inch-carbon-MTB-Rim-Clincher-tubeless-compatible-30mm-width-32-holes-UD-matte-/122477053113?hash=item1c843384b9:g:oaIAAOSwlndZCXjx

Having read way too many threads about "all the rims come from same town, it's a trading company middle man" is there anything I'm missing with the ebay option? Weight seems to be within 10 grams. Dimensions pretty much same: https://us.lightbicycle.com/shop/29-rm29c19-30mm-carbon-rim/

Couldn't find any realworld recent feeback on the Hulk seller rims. Hoping to get some here. Thanks!

« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 02:49:29 PM by danK »



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Re: Longtime LB rim user thinking about Hulk the ebay rim seller
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 03:05:01 PM »
They have decent feedback and the price is awesome. I would probably give them a shot. Another option is to spend $240 and get 2 from Hulk sports. That way you have a back up.

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Re: Longtime LB rim user thinking about Hulk the ebay rim seller
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 03:32:47 PM »
Thanks! I submitted a best offer for two; $200 delivered in US.
edit: two rims for $200 delivered accepted! Fingers crossed they weigh about 400g each and not some ballooned 430g.
But at that price....who cares!
« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 05:56:22 PM by danK »

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Re: Longtime LB rim user thinking about Hulk the ebay rim seller
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 08:37:18 PM »
Awesome! Keep us posted. I wouldn't mind putting some on the SS.

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Re: Longtime LB rim user thinking about Hulk the ebay rim seller
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 01:57:25 PM »
Arrived ahead of schedule. Great packaging. Weight is 410 and 426 grams 32H UD Matte. For $100 each delivered I am pleased so far.
The very generic ebay listing has the 28 hole rim at 420+/-15 grams.

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Re: Longtime LB rim user thinking about Hulk the ebay rim seller
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 09:45:29 PM »
The ebay rim from hulkbikes was a perfect ERD match as my Light Bicycle 30mm OD/23mm ID. Built up easy, seated tubeless with one layer 3m strapping tape.

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Re: Longtime LB rim user thinking about Hulk the ebay rim seller
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 07:56:50 AM »
Sweet! I'm glad everything worked out as planned. And $200 for two shipped is a bargain. Keep us updated on the rims as you use them more.