I am currently using regular box section wheels for all of my riding (22 mm height front wheel and 25 mm height back wheel). These wheels are primarily referred as climbing wheels nowadays at 1300 grams but I use them for everything from long solo days on the hills to solo short fast rides to Gran Fondos, to Century rides, to group club rides.
I have an opportunity to buy a set of 2012 Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR wheels from someone who is upgrading to Zipp wheels with a Powertap. He is selling them to me for roughly 1k USD.
1. The wheels are in pretty good condition. Do you all consider this a reasonable price for this type of wheel? (old aero tech V-section shape, narrow width rim, carbon spokes). Seems like most aero wheel technology has moved on to toroidal shape, wide rims, etc. Even at 1k USD, am I buying into obsolete tech? (I am also aware that these need special brake pads).
2. I am also a very light person (125 lbs). Though I plan on using these mostly in pretty flat to slight rolling areas, I am somewhat concerned about being blown off the side of the road or at the very least having quite a bit of difficulty controlling the front wheel. Any of you light people in this forum using deep section wheels? I was considering something a little shallower like a Dura Ace C35 wheelset for a second pair of wheels but I have chance at getting these for less than the cost of the C35s.
I am going to be asking for a test ride on these wheels, however I may not be able to gather enough information from just one ride (especially if there is no wind blowing that day), thus I was asking the people in this forum who may have long term experience with deep section wheels and whether you stuck with them or not. Pros, Cons. etc.
Here is the link to information about the Cosmic Carbone SLR
By the way Mavic seems to have discontinued these wheels in favour of their newer Cosmic Carbone 40C carbon clinchers (which is why I don't link to the specs at Mavic's website). This is another thing that is giving me pause despite the steep discount. What say you all?