Hey all, I'm posting this in Mechanics rather than on the roadie threads, because I want a mechanical, rather than a "Campy is better than xxx" brand-related opinion (I've got plenty of friends here offering those already ).
I'm building up a new road bike from scratch, and am torn between building a set of wheels myself and buying off-the-shelf.
I have a good amount of experience building and repairing wheels, but usually lower end stuff, or vintage stuff. My question is this: Right now, I can get a pair of Campagnolo Zonda wheels for the same price (more or less) as my intended build of Record hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes and Mavic Open pro rims. Labour will not be an issue, as I'll be doing it myself.
So: the €350 question: Is the build* worth the effort, or will the Zondas perform just as well? Thanks in advance for all advice/opinions.
*If my calculations are right, a 32-spoke build with the aforementioned components will come in at just under 1,500g for the pair without QR skewers, while the Zondas are advertised at around 1,500g. Can't tell if this includes QR or not.