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    Rocket Richard
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    Anyone have experiece with the American Classic 420's bladed?

    I'm looking for a bit more aero and stiffer rim than my AC 350's. I know there were a few problems with hubs on the older models, but I see that they have a new bladed model with an updated hub. THanks

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    I would say get the Niobium 30's from Mike Garcia. I got a set built up with Speedcific Serenity hubs, DT Super Comp spokes (triple butted), aluminum nipples w/ brass nipples on the drive side, and steel skewers for $484 shipped to my door. Including rim tape and skewers, they weigh in at around 1560 grams. The AC's will cost more, and I highly doubt you're going to notice a 4mm difference in rim height. Plus, you can pick and choose how you want your wheels built up with Mike.
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    Rocket Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
    I would say get the Niobium 30's from Mike Garcia. I got a set built up with Speedcific Serenity hubs, DT Super Comp spokes (triple butted), aluminum nipples w/ brass nipples on the drive side, and steel skewers for $484 shipped to my door. Including rim tape and skewers, they weigh in at around 1560 grams. The AC's will cost more, and I highly doubt you're going to notice a 4mm difference in rim height. Plus, you can pick and choose how you want your wheels built up with Mike.
    Well, you are the 3rd person to advise using Odds and ends (Mike Garcia)- so - word of mouth is my best policy; I'll defenitely give him a call. Thanks a bunch!

    BTW - is that all the difference is 4mm? Does he offer bladed spokes and / or do they even make a difference? Thanks again.

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    As someone who has ac carbon 58's, sprint350's and mtb350's I would say get the american classics. I have put my sprint350's through hell on the road around here for more than 15k miles and no complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Richard
    Well, you are the 3rd person to advise using Odds and ends (Mike Garcia)- so - word of mouth is my best policy; I'll defenitely give him a call. Thanks a bunch!

    BTW - is that all the difference is 4mm? Does he offer bladed spokes and / or do they even make a difference? Thanks again.

    His standard build with those rims use bladed spokes. They do make a difference, but they also can take more tension resulting in a stiffer wheel. The AC wheels are nice, but they are just so damn expensive for what you're getting.
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