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    Best full carbon aero wheelset (under $1500)?

    I was looking at a $1100 Spinergy FCC but not a lot of info/reviews on these.

    Should I stick to Zipps or are there any other options out there?

    thanks.

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    American Classic's Carbon 58's

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    reynolds assaults

    $1495 @ competitive cyclist http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...994_FALSE.html

    i think you can find them cheaper.
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    Anyone familiar with Flashpoint FP60s. Made by Zipp, About $1300MSRP. Only 1 review I can find.(basically said they were fast,but heavy) I think it was on Competitive Cyclist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melkman View Post

    reynolds assaults

    $1495 @ competitive cyclist

    i think you can find them cheaper.
    competitve is a good site to find items that you want since they have plenty of high end stuff and then go look for them elsewhere.

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    you looking for clinchers or tubular? Williamscycling.com should be on your short list. Ceramic bearings, Zipp rims...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szczuldo View Post
    competitve is a good site to find items that you want since they have plenty of high end stuff and then go look for them elsewhere.
    Or buy from them and get service that's even better than the website.
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    http://www.neuvationcycling.com/wheels.html

    Try the neuvation carbons. you can get the 07's real cheap. Neuvations usually get a 50/50 response on this forum. I ride some regular wheels and love them, and have a friend who rides the tubular carbon hoops and swears by them.

    Way cheaper than name brand.
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    With carbon wheels you get what you pay for. If you go with a clincher I would recommend a wheel with an alloy breaking surface.....think Zipp 404 clinchers. They are more durable, can be used as an everyday wheel, and breaking is better especially when wet.

    With Flashpoints you do not get a wide selection of rim depth the hubs are not as nice and they are heavy. Reynolds Assaults are ok....cheaper hub and breaking surface is carbon.
    Neuvation…………I have never used them but it seems that their customer service is excellent from friends that have them.

    If you want a tubular.....well then most are about the same. The hub and rim depth is what you need to look at.

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    FSA RD-488 is a great wheel. You can get them w/ Ceramic Bearings for under $1500, if I am not mistaken. 50mm section, and these things are practically indestructible. I actually commute on them year round.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    FSA RD-488 is a great wheel. You can get them w/ Ceramic Bearings for under $1500, if I am not mistaken. 50mm section, and these things are practically indestructible. I actually commute on them year round.



    edit: yeah yeah I know. It's not a white garage door. The wall of my cube will have to do. And no, I'm not going to flip it.
    from this angle, it already looks flipped to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kudude View Post
    from this angle, it already looks flipped to me.
    Even so, there's always someone who says "flip it" regardless of which position it's in... heh..
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    I like my Ritchey tubulars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    FSA RD-488 is a great wheel. You can get them w/ Ceramic Bearings for under $1500, if I am not mistaken. 50mm section, and these things are practically indestructible. I actually commute on them year round.



    edit: yeah yeah I know. It's not a white garage door. The wall of my cube will have to do. And no, I'm not going to flip it.
    that's your commuter? awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwiss View Post
    Williams Wheel System 58

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    that's your commuter? awesome!
    Yeah it is, thanks I have a 25 mile ride to work, so it makes no sense to ride to work on a commuter, then ride home 25 miles, pick up the "nice" bike, and head out for more training. So, I just use one bike for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    FSA RD-488 is a great wheel. You can get them w/ Ceramic Bearings for under $1500, if I am not mistaken. 50mm section, and these things are practically indestructible. I actually commute on them year round.



    edit: yeah yeah I know. It's not a white garage door. The wall of my cube will have to do. And no, I'm not going to flip it.
    What job will allow for me to park my bike in my cube????
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    full carbon or carbon/AL?

    I'm thinking getting the clinchers (Williams and Neuvation offer pretty good deals)

    If I just want this wheelset for triathlons/TTs, is it OK full carbon or you would still suggest to get the one with AL brake surface?
    Another Q:
    Most of the full carbon sets require special braking pads... Can I still use these "special" braking pads with my alu training wheels or I would have to switch wheels/pads every time (before/after race) ?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodchenko View Post
    Another Q:
    Most of the full carbon sets require special braking pads... Can I still use these "special" braking pads with my alu training wheels or I would have to switch wheels/pads every time (before/after race) ?
    Thanks
    If you're going carbon, go full carbon.
    As for switching brake pads, yes. The pads you run on the AL wheels may have shavings of metal in them... apply to carbon, say goodbye to your investment. You can either pick up a set of shoes for each brake and have them ready to swap... or just swap out the pads themselves. Your call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texascyclist View Post
    What job will allow for me to park my bike in my cube????
    What job wouldn't?
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    How big is your cubicle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prendrefeu View Post
    How big is your cubicle?
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    How much for the FSA's? are the full carbon?
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