Originally Posted by varunrajg
I recieved my Marchesini Genesi Forged AL
Front = 8.4lbs
Rear without sprocket carrier - 10.6
Sprocket carrier = 2lbs
Sprocket = 1.6lbs(superlite steel)
Rear with sprocket carrier = 12.6
Total rear with sprocket carrier and sprocket = 14.2
So BST(based on Samsons pic) rear is 9.3 without sprocket carrier, Marchs Al rear is 10.6 without sprocket carrier.
BST fronts is 6.1 vs Marchs front 8.4.
As you see BST is always benchmark - cant beat that. BST's may never fail for you individually - BUT then there is probability. I envy you BST guys, but just not for me...
Here is where a lot of people are missing the point.
What matters is how much of the overall weight of the wheel is in the rim versus the hub. Almost all of the carbon fiber wheel weight is in the hub, very little weight in the outer rim where it really matters because carbon is so light.
Most of the BST sprocket carrier is machined into the hub itself, so measuring the weight of the BST carrier versus Marche carrier is not actually measuring apples versus apples either.
If you could cut the rims off of both wheels and throw them on the scale side by side, the difference would be dramatic.
Enjoy your wheels!!! That trully matters.