Since I just turned 18, I just got a job at Performance Bikes. I've been wanting to get a job at my local PBS for the past couple years and the managers there love me. So once I turned 18, I submitted my job application, interviewed, and got the job! Anyway... Once my 60 day probationary period is up, I get an employee discount and access to channels to get prodeals. I'm hoping that means $50/pair GP4000S
Anyway... Once I have some money saved up, the first upgrade I'm going to do on my bike will be wheels. The second upgrade will be 11 speed electronic Ultegra, but that's for another thread... I currently have a really old set of Mavic Cosmos on my bike and for the most part, I like them. I threw them on there because I got them for a really great deal a while back. But I want new wheels now. Something light, but strong enough to support my 145# body. I'll keep my Cosmos as my "beater" wheels, but I want something nice for fast paced road rides.
Here are the characteristics that I'm looking for in a new pair of wheels:
- Bladed spokes (unless they really are just overrated windcatchers, as my coworker says)
- 11 speed compatible
- Loud freehub
- Around $1k