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    JitterBuggin on da Pedals jitteringjr's Avatar
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    Hed Alps wheels- whats the competition?

    I am thinking about getting a set of Hed Alps wheels. I would like a good all purpose wheel that is both light and aero and most importantly, under $1000. Other wheels I am looking at are the Mavic ssc sl's and the Velomax tempest 2s. But the Mavics are not all that aero, and the tempests are hard to find.
    Just to make sure than I am not overlooking anything, what competition do the Alps have? What else is available that meets this criteria?


    P.S. I ride campy so any suggestions that don't take campy will not work for me.
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    I saw those Alps...nice

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    The HED Alps are some great wheels, I own a pair and I only race on them. I train on a pair of American Classic CR-420's which I love. If i was going to buy another carbon wheelset I would at least take a look at AC Carbon rims http://www.amclassic.com/Wheels_Carbon.html They are some pretty light wheels and from what I have read from reviews, hold up pretty well, but I don't think I would get them to train on thow.

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    http://www.gottaridebikes.com/Mercha...roduct_Count=3


    First order gets 20% off. That puts you $30 over budget. WELL worth it.

    These are hot too:

    http://www.gottaridebikes.com/Mercha...oduct_Count=12

    Gotta ride bikes has been hella good with responding to my emails, havent ordered anything from them yet though...

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    Space for rent! Chad's Colnago's Avatar
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    I too am interested in the HED Alps. Have you also looked at the HED Stingers? They are aero like the Alps, look like a nice wheel also

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    JitterBuggin on da Pedals jitteringjr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad's Colnago
    I too am interested in the HED Alps. Have you also looked at the HED Stingers? They are aero like the Alps, look like a nice wheel also
    I like the stingers too, but I am not sure I want to go tubular.

    Quote Originally Posted by ProParadox
    http://www.gottaridebikes.com/Mercha...roduct_Count=3


    First order gets 20% off. That puts you $30 over budget. WELL worth it.
    Those are nice but I think I like their 38mm deep wheels better, but again they are tubular.

    Maybe I should just bite the bullet and go tubular, but I really know nothing about them.
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    Space for rent! Chad's Colnago's Avatar
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    A friend of mine bought the Alps shortly after their release. He has been extremely pleased. They aren't his only set of wheels so they aren't used every ride but they do see alot of "everyday" use. Have held up very well.

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    They are some 400 grams lighter than the Cosmic Carbones, and cost less. I am also ordering a pair, in tubular, I was going to get the stingers, which are all carbon but I like the aluminum brake surface, anyone know if there is a weight limit on these?

    Im in at like 212 these days

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    I haven't heard of a weight limit, doesn't mean there isn't one though. I agree with you on the aluminum braking surface.

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