I'm training on an 8 speed RSX (hopefully race DA 7400 8 speed) but its a Mavic CXP 10 tubular (I think) rim and should probably replace them; being more than 10 years old and all.
So, are Open-Pro's pretty much the be-all end-all of crit rims that aren't carbon (budget)? I really, REALLY want to try a set of American Classic Sprint 350's but the budget won't allow it and it's hard to find on EBay for a decent price in silver (black? meh).
I've though of nabbing some old DA hubs and lacing them to alu rims but don't which rims to go with other than the much heralded (and sometimes overrated) Open-Pro's. The only other's I can think to try are Velocity Aero's or Aerohead's. I've been dying to try Aero's because they look so damn neat but Aerohead's are probably lighter and better.
EDIT: American Classic Micro 58 front hubs laced to silver Aero's with American Classic 205 rear hubs laced to silver Aero's would RULE! But 205 hubs cost $200 alone.