I am rebuilding an old Raleigh road bike into a touring bike.
This old Raliegh needs a new wheelset, and I found an excellent deal on a set of wheels.
But I am considering using these new wheels on my road bike and transferring the older wheels to my Raleigh bike.
The reason? The new wheels are way tricked out and cool lookin'. So I want them on my best ride.
My question is which of these wheel sets would you consider to be the best?
The new wheels are:
Mavic CXP21 rims (28 hole) with Koda(?) hubs. This is what the LBS guy said they were called and made by Cannondale. The hubs are black and are a sealed system (unserviceable), with black spokes and black rims. Radial patten on the front wheel, and radial pattern on the non-drive side on the rear. Cross 3 pattern on the drive side.
The older wheels are (1 year old):
Sun Venus rims with Ultegra hubs. Front has bladed spokes with a 28 hole rim (cross 1). Rear is 32 hole cross 3.
Which is better?
Thanks in advance.