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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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    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.
    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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