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bt 06-30-13 11:00 PM

what carbon road wheels is everyone buying?
 
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Homebrew01 07-01-13 04:47 AM

Off-brand tubular rims, then build my own. (racing only)

Garfield Cat 07-01-13 07:58 AM

The bike count and components at the Kona Hawaii Ironman says Zipp wheels. But that's for triathletes who have reached the world championship. Not all are professionals who might get theirs free as sponsorship. The rest of them might be just like all of us, more or less. Follow the leader.

Bah Humbug 07-01-13 08:06 AM

I have a pair of November Rails on order that should be arriving in a couple weeks.

canam73 07-01-13 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 (Post 15801383)
Off-brand tubular rims, then build my own. (racing only)

+1.

All other road riding done on aluminum clinchers.

Hiro11 07-01-13 10:11 AM

Farsports FSC50-CA as everyday clinchers (50MM, alloy braking, ~1,500g, Novatec hubs). I don't weigh very much so I'm easy on wheels but these have been rock solid for thousands of miles. Comfortable too.

caloso 07-01-13 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by canam73 (Post 15802311)
+1.

All other road riding done on aluminum clinchers.

Me too.

GamecockTaco 07-01-13 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 15801824)
I have a pair of November Rails on order that should be arriving in a couple weeks.

ditto. Just wish they'd build faster! :)

on the plus side, they started shipping Saturday, so hopefully not too much longer, though I am not in the first wave they are building.

Bah Humbug 07-01-13 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by GamecockTaco (Post 15802343)
ditto. Just wish they'd build faster! :)

on the plus side, they started shipping Saturday, so hopefully not too much longer, though I am not in the first wave they are building.

Last I heard the rims were on the boat from Taiwan - where did you see that they've started shipping? I had the second-to-last in the pre-order, unfortunately.

GamecockTaco 07-01-13 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 15802380)
Last I heard the rims were on the boat from Taiwan - where did you see that they've started shipping? I had the second-to-last in the pre-order, unfortunately.

on their FaceBook page. Rims arrived on the 24th per an update that day. And one this Saturday says they started shipping. I'm in the pre-order, but not the pre-pre order. :D So, hoping I get mine by the end of this month. Hard to be patient.

Urymoto 07-01-13 07:17 PM

Reynolds assault clinchers.

NathanC 07-01-13 07:44 PM

1. Hand built carbon race wheels, 1270grams
2. Hand built aluminium "climbing wheels", 1050 grams
3. Fulcrum racing 4's, heavy, go anywhere wheels.

JoelS 07-01-13 07:54 PM

Handbuilt Enve Smart System.

Bah Humbug 07-01-13 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by GamecockTaco (Post 15802542)
on their FaceBook page. Rims arrived on the 24th per an update that day. And one this Saturday says they started shipping. I'm in the pre-order, but not the pre-pre order. :D So, hoping I get mine by the end of this month. Hard to be patient.

I was figuring I'd only have them for my race on the 28th... if I can have them for the 14th I will be a happy man!

GamecockTaco 07-02-13 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 15804542)
I was figuring I'd only have them for my race on the 28th... if I can have them for the 14th I will be a happy man!

hope you do because that will mean they're moving quickly into the timeframe of when I ordered. And, I WANT MY WHEELS!!!

topflightpro 07-02-13 07:07 AM

Old Zipp 404s and old Reynolds DV46. Got them lightly used and quite affordable - $500 for the Zipps with tubulars and cassette, $600 for the Reynolds with nearly new tires mounted, three brand new tubulars and new Reynolds brake pads.

GamecockTaco 07-02-13 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 15804542)
I was figuring I'd only have them for my race on the 28th... if I can have them for the 14th I will be a happy man!

on the FB page, Dave replied to someone earlier and said they hope to have the first round finished up "by the 20th or 23rd or somewhere in there". So, unfortunately, that might mean if you're next to last that you won't have them for the 14th. Don't shoot the messenger because, as I said above, I really hope you do have them by then so I can get mine.

Johnd.211 07-02-13 08:04 AM

Williams System 38's. My first significant upgrade to any bike I've ever owned. Very happy with them.

StanSeven 07-02-13 08:09 AM

I've got Zipp 404s. But if I were buying new today, I would probably get Enve's.

Fox Farm 07-02-13 08:24 AM

I am actually still using a set of Rolf Vector Pro wheels from 2002. Very durable and I would purchase a new set of Rolf wheels from their Oregon location.

cycledogg 07-02-13 08:28 AM

Zipp 404
Hed Jet 50
:)

caloso 07-02-13 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Fox Farm (Post 15805858)
I am actually still using a set of Rolf Vector Pro wheels from 2002. Very durable and I would purchase a new set of Rolf wheels from their Oregon location.

I had those on my first nice road bike: '00 Trek 5200. (Lancemania and all that...)

oespinoza83 07-02-13 10:41 AM

HED Jet Express - racing
Neuvation aluminum clinchers - training

SirHustlerEsq 07-02-13 10:42 AM

What do these wheels do that is so great over aluminum 1800g wheels?

matthewk459 07-02-13 10:53 AM

Enve, so stiff.


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