I've been slowly losing weight since I resumed cycling in 2007. I started near 240 pounds and started with a heavy commuter bike with touring wheels. Once I got under 225 pounds, I switched to a Cyclocross bike with 32 spoke Shimano/Mavic Open Pro wheelset.
A year ago I added a carbon fiber road bike and went with a solid set of 32 spoke Shimano 105/Velocity A23 wheels. I'm now down to 205 pounds.
I'm building a new carbon fiber Cyclocross bike and need another set of wheels. I've been very happy with the Shimano 105/Velocity A23 wheels and would really like to have them on the new Cyclocross bike with a set of 700x32 Vittoria Hyper Randonneuring tires.
I've been searching for a new wheelset for the road bike.
Yesterday I got a promotional email from Competitive Cyclist offering a set of 2011 HED Ardennes GP Clincher wheelset. These wheels will save about 500 grams (more a pound), while retaining the supple ride and good handling of the 23mm wide Velocity A23 rim.
I'm getting conflicting weight limit data from HED and Competitive Cyclist. Competitive Cyclist states a 190 pound weight limit for the 2011 HED Ardennes GP while HED states 210 pounds for the 2012 HED Ardennes GP.
Either way, I should lose the weight.