I have a Giant Defy and a Cannondale Superx, each with 10 spd ultegra and stock wheels (Giant P-SL1 and Fulcrum 7CX). The wheels on the are fine general purpose/training wheels, but I'd love to have lighter (possiby carbon) wheels to race the Defy and a road wheelset for the CX.
2 wheelsets are out of my budget.
So I'm considering the following options:
1) Buy a hybrid (carbon with aluminum braing rim) wheelset that could do double duty on either bike, and wouldn't require changing brakepads to swap wheels.
2) Go ahead any buy a set of full blown race wheels for the Defy and use the Giant wheelset as my road wheelset for the CX bike. I primarily ride on the flats, so cross wind performance is a priority.
FWIW, I AM on a budget, so any recommendations for relatively cost effective ways to do either would be welcomed.