got the climbing bug
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
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avoid those AC Sprint 350's they are designed for sub 140# riders and are still NOODLES, the tubeless versions are even worse
Stans 340s are flexy, I have the 400s and Stan's addressed those issues from the 340s and they are nice, bit of flex but strong & FAST, 20/24 config on neuvation ceramic hubs, 1420ish grams. GREAT wheels, tubeless w/ 25c spesh roubaix tubeless tires. 6months w/ ZERO flat tires....more time riding, less time on the side of the road.
Also have a set of "limited" Planet X 50mm team tubulars, they have a 195# limit, but bought and rode them at 220# w/o flex off the saddle sprints. They were bought w/ the intention of crit racing and fast club rides. Been a great wheelset for me and had them for 2 yrs now w/o even having to true them yet, good number of centuries on them and MANY 50-60mile club rides. Plus I'd done a couple different 5000ft decents on them w/o too much of a problem (yellow swissStops works for me). They are 20/24 config w/ external spokes, Chozen hubs and CX ray spokes. Their more common internal nipple spokes are heavier and claimed stronger but I wanted light. They are about 1250gr w/ Conti Sprinter tires and 1oz stans in there too, zero flats on those as well.
I want to try those new 24-25mm wide 50mm carbon clinchers but need a disc brake model for my CXer
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.