Lighter Wheels - will they make a difference?
Hi - I am a CAT 4 racer who races on clinchers. I currently run an FSA RD 60 clincher wheelset which is about 2000g without skewers or tires.
I'm debating the benefits of getting a lighter pair (say 1600 grams). Will shaving off nearly a pound in rotational mass give a noticeable difference in races?
According to some online calculators - the weight difference would not make that much difference if it was, say - a time trial, since there's very little extra inertia needed to keep the bike moving, once it's going. But, with Cyclocross - with all that stop and go action and climbing hills - what do you think?
Also - any good clincher recommendations would be appreciated as well.
Thanks in advance.