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Old 04-10-07, 09:19 PM   #1
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32h wheel options besides Open Pro?

Inspired by all of the recent trigger-pulling, I'm about to score my own PT. It is laced to a 32h Open Pro. So I'm thinking maybe down the line some time I'll have it rebuilt on something a little less tank-like. What are some other 32h options? Anything decent in the semi-aero category? I'm currently running Fulcrum Racing 3s...
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The Mavic CXP series and Velocity Aeroheads come to mind.
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I may have seen another option(nudging toward sig line). AC sprint 350 is a little over 100g lighter than the open pro and more aero
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+1 to the Aerohead (OC).

A little more aero would be the Fusion, and a lot more would be the Deep-V... but they're hardly less "tank-like"
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Cool, thanks a lot guys. That gives me some options to chew on. Not sure when or even if I'll actually do this but just trying to think ahead a little. For the short term, the Open Pros can't be that bad (can they?)
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open pros are the wheels by which all other wheels are judged.

I wish someone had told me this before I started buying stuff. If I knew then what I knew now, I'd own a set of open pros, a set of bling 60mm carbon wheels, and that'd be it.
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open pros are the wheels by which all other wheels are judged.

I wish someone had told me this before I started buying stuff. If I knew then what I knew now, I'd own a set of open pros, a set of bling 60mm carbon wheels, and that'd be it.
Indeed. May race wheels may change from time to time, but my training and backup wheels will always be OP's with 32-36 straight spokes laced to good hubs (currently Ultegra).
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open pros are the wheels by which all other wheels are judged.

I wish someone had told me this before I started buying stuff. If I knew then what I knew now, I'd own a set of open pros, a set of bling 60mm carbon wheels, and that'd be it.
I've ridden Open Pros for years. I actually like Velocity's stuff better, but mostly for style. They're all great rims.
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How about Ambrosio? Their Excellence and new Excellight are supposed to be top notch.
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