Hey NorCal - I'm just a lurker here, but I enjoy reading the boards and admire the "neighborhood" feel of the forum. I actually live in "southern" NorCal, in Madera (central valley). I am strictly a club rider (50-80 miles/week, 15-17 mph in the summer) and hope to ride a century perhaps later in the fall. Most of the terrain here is flat, but I love climbing and pack east to the hills to ride as often as I can.
Anyway, I recently upgraded my bike via Craigslist from a generic aluminum/carbon fork KHS (which I really liked) to a Serotta CIII (which I am growing to love )
I am dialing in the fit and whatnot and am thinking that I would also like to upgrade the wheelset.
Currently my bike is running Ritchey Zero hubs with Mavic CXP21 rims. They are a solid ride and I could probably get by just riding on them until they give up (but you know how that urge to upgrade goes ....) I can't really spend a mint, upper limit would be about $600, which I know limits my choices.
I am looking for a pretty standard set of wheels, better components and lighter if possible.
I have been looking at the Williams System 30s.
I had a pair of Neuvation M28 Aeros on my old bike and was not unhappy with them.
I have also thought about wheelbuilding websites like http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/
Finally, I would love to check into a custom build in the NorCal area. I have looked around locally and have found some guys who build wheels, but no "wheelbuiders", if you know what I mean.
.... or, I could just continue to ride on my current wheelset.
I would appreciate any input I can get. (your experiences, suggestions, your go to wheel configuration, etc ...)
Sorry for the length of this post. I guess that's why I mostly lurk