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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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    By the time you're experienced enough to get something germane out of a test ride, you won't need a test ride.

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    By the time you're experienced enough to get something germane out of a test ride, you won't need a test ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsappenfield View Post
    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.

    Tsapp
    huh ?

    Quick search on Ebay, for only name brand new carbon wheels sets under $1300 gave me 600 results.
    Last edited by Homebrew01; 07-17-14 at 06:16 AM.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    +3 on November with the house hubs. Have had mine since August with zero issues. I have the 52s.

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