T-Mobile dogged by bad luck...

Saw this on the Tour coverage. I bet T-Mobile wish they'd all stayed at home, it's been awful for them so far. But what I *really* want to know is, what wheels are they using? If they crumple like that when faced with nothing more solid than a well padded fat lab then I'd like to be damn sure I never end up buying some by mistake. :eek:
 

hubgearfreak

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it's here if anyone's interested

 

Steve Austin

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the wheel turned 90 degrees then he went up on it and it collapsed.most wheels would do that. Especially little carbon rimmed road wheels.

Skyway mags didn't bend, and i tried :eek:
 

monnet

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As far as i know the wheels are carbon, individually manufactured and made by a German outfit called Lightweight and jesus are they expensive. They are supposed to be the absolute best wheels out there. On the evidence seen the other day I think I'll stick to my mavic cpx 22's though.
 

Rob S

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Just how many people need to put up one incident on YouTube there must be 11 versions of it!! :tongue:

I feel really sorry for the dog...poor thing :?: I notice the couple he was waddling towards disappeared pretty sharpish...looking for the nearest hole to jump in I think.
 
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Chuffy

Chuffy

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Rob S said:
Just how many people need to put up one incident on YouTube there must be 11 versions of it!! :tongue:

I feel really sorry for the dog...poor thing :?: I notice the couple he was waddling towards disappeared pretty sharpish...looking for the nearest hole to jump in I think.
The dog looked perfectly ok! A bit confused, but not hurt. Unlike the ped that Sinkewitz (sp) clattered. Can it get any worse for T-Mob?
 

Rob S

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monnet said:
As far as i know the wheels are carbon, individually manufactured and made by a German outfit called Lightweight and jesus are they expensive. They are supposed to be the absolute best wheels out there. On the evidence seen the other day I think I'll stick to my mavic cpx 22's though.
You can spot Lightweights a mile off due to the rather distinctive hubs.

T-Mobile are using Zipp wheels though they are supposed to be using Shimano.
 
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Chuffy

Chuffy

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Rob S said:
T-Mobile are using Zipp wheels though they are supposed to be using Shimano.
3,2,1 STOP THE WATCH! I was waiting for someone (ie, you Mr Sallnow) to mention the Big S. Although you've not mentioned it in quite the way I was anticipating. Drat!
 

Rob S

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Chuffy said:
Rob S said:
T-Mobile are using Zipp wheels though they are supposed to be using Shimano.
3,2,1 STOP THE WATCH! I was waiting for someone (ie, you Mr Sallnow) to mention the Big S. Although you've not mentioned it in quite the way I was anticipating. Drat!
:tongue:

Well of course if the rider had been using his Shimano wheels the dog would've crossed long before he turned up and the incident would not have happened :?:
 

zimzum42

Legendary Member
Wheels like that aren't supposed to be strong when forces are applied in that direction.

No suprise it broke, and if I was rich enough, it would not stop me buying those wheels.

And the tour riders certainly don't need to worry, they just get a new bike in seconds.......
 
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