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Black 729's actually exist

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by leprechaun, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. leprechaun

    leprechaun Turbo Monkey

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    Never believing it till i see it,Black Mavic 729's just showed up.They've been saying it for what-like 2 years now,they're finally here.

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  2. leprechaun

    leprechaun Turbo Monkey

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    now Kanter can get his Gold Hadley wheelset he's been waiting for
     
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    pics? :drool:
     
  4. punkassean

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    dayum, how about the EX721 which is also listed as available in black?!
     
  5. mobius

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    I SEEN EM!

    not the 521s the 729s
     
  6. leprechaun

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    KANTERS GONNA KILL ME!! we only got 32 hole so far!! His pimp gold hadleys are 36 :mumble:
     
  7. LukeD

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    nice, now if i could find some green spokes to match my sunday...:)
     
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    WHAT? You got me all excited. NO 36s? Check your email.
     
  9. in the trees

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    I was told by Mavic that black 721s and 729s would start shipping the end of this month/ beginning of the new year. I'm waiting on a pair of 36 hole 721s.

    toby
     
  10. Threepointtwo

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    I'll trade you for some pretty grey ones! They look much nicer with the yellow lettering than those ugly black ones.
     
  11. Castle

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    yeah I ordered a ex729 a week ago and got it in real fast and it is black, I dig it!

     
  12. degoose

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    y buy those if you could buy 823's?
     
  13. Castle

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    not everyone wants tubeless....

    I also prefer the wider rim for the shape it gives the tire.. specifically maxxis 2.35/2.5 and michy 2.5 tires

    I'm not sure how the newer 823's are but the older ones didn't hold up very well... I think I remember the newer ones being improved... I haven't tried them
     
  14. Polandspring88

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    Son of a bitch. Black is so sexy, but for 95 bucks a hoop I guess I'll have to live with my grey ones.
     
  15. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Because the old 823s lasted about 5 runs for most people?
     
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    true, but the new 823s are actually really strong....i think partly because the shape mocks the 521.....the old ones were trash tho
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Ya, but that perception is still there. I also know of many shops who still have the older models in stock. Up here, 823s cost ALOT more as well, not sure if that is the case in the US though.
     
  18. konabiker

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    Down here they are cheaper than the 729(or whatever the burlier one is). I really dig mine.
     
  19. Kntr

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    How do the Sun single tracs compare to a 729?
     
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    They don't, be patient.
     
  21. Wayne

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    Yes they are strong, but 721's are no where near as strong as 823's and especially 729's.
     
  22. Kntr

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    Goin on 2 months now. Well, Im still waiting on the bike, too. So, I guess Ill wait. Foes ended up painting my Fly the WRONG color.
     
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    I have found that Sun rims are softer than Mavics. If you are a big guy or just a hard rider I doubt the Single Tracks will hold up to you. As is my rear Single Track has a fairly good sized ding and a flatspot after about 5 rides. I have had a 729 on the rear of my Bullit for 2 or so years now and after many times downhilling and aggressive riding it is still true and dent free.
     
  24. Kntr

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    Ive run 321s for years and never had a problem. Ill wait for the 36hole 729s.
     
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    I have a black 729 36h in my room that my friend got for me for my birthday a month ago.
     
  26. Kntr

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    WTF.......
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    i actually like the greys better esp on a white frame
     
  29. manhattanprjkt83

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    nice jeans :thumb:
     
  30. degoose

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    patrick by lbs do you mean cold springs tavern? Or lake cachuma?
     
  31. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Ok, I'll bite ... what color did they paint it, and what color was it supposed to be painted?
     
  32. PatBranch

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    Yeah, my friend got it for at Cold Springs Tavern. Or maybe it was the Lake Cachuma fishing shop?:D

    I'm sure you've seen lbs on here:monkey:. lbs = local bike shop = http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=18717
     
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    LBS as in Local Beer Swilling joint (Cold Springs Tavern)or Lake Boating Station (Cachuma)?
     
  34. degoose

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    What im trying to say is how is your lbs cambria bikes?
     
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    its called a *store* ,,imagine that,, some on line places have *real* stores and shops,, just like the old days..
     
  36. degoose

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    he lives in los olivos, there is no cambria bikes "store" in that area.
     
  37. Kntr

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    They painted mine RED and it was suppose to be Intense orange. They ended up painting someone elses old 02 Fly orange and my 06 red.





    My LBS is Go-Ride and I live about 800 miles from them.
     
  38. lonewolfe

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    Those black 729's do look nice. I remember seeing pictures of them on VP Frees a couple of years ago but never actually saw a black 729 in person.

    Now, about 521's/721's. I have a pair that have almost two years of hard riding by a big Clyde, that's me. They have not gotten one flat spot and have never gone out of true. I believe a lot has to do with the quality of the wheel build but I have never had rims hold up as well. My D321's(Same as current 729's) have not heald up nearly as well. They are still awesome rims but they do have dents, flatspots and my rear has a nice little hop to it. So, I'm pretty stoked on D521's/721's.
     
  39. Nick

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    that is going to look tits! I hope they get things straight asap for ya.
     
  40. Cave Dweller

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    I have had the black ex721's for a few months now. IMO they look better then the grey and are cheaper as well.

    I have run both 729 (321) and 721 (521) on my DH bike and the 721's are a far better rim, better strength to weight ratio, and better tire profile as well.