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Old 10-01-12, 10:55 AM   #1
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Carbon Wheels, but which are best???

Hi,

I have a Cannondale Bad Boy that I use for road and cyclocross/XC riding and I'm getting pretty sick of swapping the slick tires for the cyclocross tires and back and back and back and .....

So I want to buy a new set of wheels, but what to choose.

Carbon road wheels (Cheap):
http://www.yoeleo.com/700c-carbon-wh...sc-brakes.html

Carbon Cyclocross wheels (Still not very expensive):
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/...acing_ralph_ht

What would you do?

And would it be possible to mount a Shimano 105 cassette on a Deore Hub and SLX Derailleur?
Gear ratios from a 105 would be better for road use then the deore XT cassette I have on there now.


Posted in General forum because it's neither road nor cyclocross question.
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Old 10-01-12, 11:54 AM   #2
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In my case, neither.

First wheelset: Cheep + carbon + clincher = scary

Second wheelset: Cheep + carbon + tubular = somewhat less scary

In that price range I'd stick with alloy rims.
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If you don't know, the odds are good you don't need them.
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What would you do?
spare wheels aluminum rim.. brake pad wear to stop will be less expensive,
when you wear thru rim, which in CX, does not take long..

a couple sets of glued up race wheels, perhaps even a backup bike,
to finish, the race, when you break stuff..
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So better to buy something like this?
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/K...?ModelID=85169
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You running disc brakes? that is not a rim for rim brakes ..
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Yup disc brakes are standard on a Cannondale Bad Boy
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