I was curious how much weight my wheels would lose with my swap to Rolling Darryl rims and possibly going tubeless.
- Rolling Darryl rims +890g [powder coating is ~30g]
- Surly rim strip +95g
- Stans 3oz +90g
- split tube +175g
- Surly fat tube -425g
- Large Marge DH -1150
- rim tape -50g
Net loss per wheel is 375g or 0.83lb if I go tubeless or 215g/0.47lb if I stick with tubes.
Some people are going fat tubeless without a split tube for even greater weight savings – maybe 475-500g [~1lb] per wheel assuming some extra foam/tape/sealant is required. I think I’d just use the split tube since it seems so easy/reliable.
For interests sakes I weighed an Endomorph and it came out to 1200g which is on the light end of the fat tire spectrum so I don’t see any weight savings available there.