Off-brand tubular rims, then build my own. (racing only)
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.
I have a pair of November Rails on order that should be arriving in a couple weeks.
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.
Reynolds assault clinchers.
1. Hand built carbon race wheels, 1270grams
2. Hand built aluminium "climbing wheels", 1050 grams
3. Fulcrum racing 4's, heavy, go anywhere wheels.
Handbuilt Enve Smart System.
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.
Williams System 38's. My first significant upgrade to any bike I've ever owned. Very happy with them.
I've got Zipp 404s. But if I were buying new today, I would probably get Enve's.
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.
Hed Jet 50
HED Jet Express - racing
Neuvation aluminum clinchers - training
What do these wheels do that is so great over aluminum 1800g wheels?
Enve, so stiff.