I need speed
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
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If you are considering high-end wheels, check out HED. They started the "wider rim" trend, which creates a nice transition from the rim to the tire. That is especially great when there is added weight. Good handling and more aero. They do an increased spoke count wheel for heavier riders. I almost ordered some made with Power Tap rims, but went with a crank-based power meter. "C2" is their wide rim alloy wheel.
I've had success (no broken spokes) with Torelli Bormio SL, which are light for the price. The Bormio SL is their "Clyde" wheel. Only 28 spokes, but they are great spokes. I've ridden them a year as I went from almost 230 to ~202. I was skeptical when they were suggested by the LBS putting together my bike, but they've panned out. Went out of true from a crash against a curb, but couldn't blame them for that. Got them trued (and the brake surface ground back smooth), then trued again a bit after that, and they have been straight since then.
Next bike, I want HED... :-)
But of you really want to drool, check these out - 1085 grams per set:
"If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."