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Old 07-17-14, 05:23 AM   #1
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Is there such a thing as a compromise wheelset?

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a wheelset that would be good for road racing and time trialling, sort of a compromise wheelset. It has to be a clincher and I definitely can't afford carbon. I have about $1300 to spend.

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Old 07-17-14, 05:45 AM   #2
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and if you shopped smartly, you could afford carbon
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I was wondering if anyone could recommend a wheelset that would be good for road racing and time trialling, sort of a compromise wheelset. It has to be a clincher and I definitely can't afford carbon. I have about $1300 to spend.

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huh ?

Quick search on Ebay, for only name brand new carbon wheels sets under $1300 gave me 600 results.
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Old 07-17-14, 06:13 AM   #5
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Check out Boyd wheels - boydcycling.com

he makes a great selection of lightweight race ready wheel sets at great prices. And at 1300 bucks you certainly can afford carbon. PM me if you want more info
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Old 07-17-14, 06:19 AM   #6
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I would probably get u-shaped china carbon rims with sapim cx-ray's and hope hubs. maybe 24/28 1x an 2x or just 2x if I was using discs.

building wheels yourself isn't really that hard at all.
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Old 07-17-14, 06:40 AM   #7
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Used Zipp 404s and an aerojacket from wheelbuilder.com
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Reynolds Assault is on sale right now.
Reynolds Assault Limited Clincher Road Wheelset - Performance Exclusive -

I see them sell it for $999.
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Looks like November still has a few of their house brand hubs left, so you can get Rails for $1270 on clearance. I have Rail 34s and I love them.
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Old 07-17-14, 09:45 AM   #10
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I second the recommendation on November - I just got Rail 52s with their stock hubs for that same clearance price and absolutely love them.
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Old 07-17-14, 10:27 AM   #11
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+3 on November with the house hubs. Have had mine since August with zero issues. I have the 52s.
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