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    Just got my windsor

    Hey everyone just got my new Windsor the hour plus in. It's great so far but at some point I would like to upgrade some parts. I believe I will upgrade the wheelset first. I would like to build a lighter wheelset but i need some recommendations on lighter parts. I have a budget of about $300 for the wheelset. The Bike already has formula hubs on it so I should just Upgrade the spokes and rims I guess. Also looking for a lighter crankset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradarcher View Post
    Hey everyone just got my new Windsor the hour plus in. It's great so far but at some point I would like to upgrade some parts. I believe I will upgrade the wheelset first. I would like to build a lighter wheelset but i need some recommendations on lighter parts. I have a budget of about $300 for the wheelset. The Bike already has formula hubs on it so I should just Upgrade the spokes and rims I guess. Also looking for a lighter crankset.
    Just buy these >>> Wabi Cycles fixed gear wheels
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradarcher View Post
    Also looking for a lighter crankset.
    Have you taken the crankset off and weighed it? What makes you think you need a lighter one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradarcher View Post
    Hey everyone just got my new Windsor the hour plus in. It's great so far but at some point I would like to upgrade some parts. I believe I will upgrade the wheelset first. I would like to build a lighter wheelset but i need some recommendations on lighter parts. I have a budget of about $300 for the wheelset. The Bike already has formula hubs on it so I should just Upgrade the spokes and rims I guess. Also looking for a lighter crankset.
    Do you know how to lace a wheel? (it is a rhetorical question)

    Now onto an actual question that I am looking for answer from you for: Why are those lighter parts going to be better?
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    just flip it over to fixed and forget about brakes. check out the documentary "premium rush" for more info.

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    No I can't lace a wheel but have a good friend that can. Correct me if I'm wrong but less rotational weight will help me climbing hills. I mountain bike the majority of the time and when I upgaded my wheelset to a lighter one I could climb hills much easier

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    And maybe not a lighter crank but a better built one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradarcher View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but less rotational weight will help me climbing hills. I mountain bike the majority of the time and when I upgaded my wheelset to a lighter one I could climb hills much easier
    Wrong. Rotational inertia matters only when you are accelerating, such as speeding up from a stop. So wheel weight is no more important than other component weights when climbing. Also, your own weight is far more important than bike weight, since it is the majority of the total weight. It always cracks me up when I see some obese out of shape person riding an uberlight weightweenie bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    It always cracks me up when I see some obese out of shape person riding an uberlight weigtweenie bike.
    Me too, which is more often than not.

    So many fat roadies in SD.

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    So I could put a set of velocity deep v's or mavic ellipse and not tell a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradarcher View Post
    So I could put a set of velocity deep v's or mavic ellipse and not tell a difference?
    You are more likely to notice the reduced wind resistance of the Mavic Ellipse than the differences in weight. But like I said, if you want a nice lighweight wheelset that doesn't break the bank, just get the Wabis.
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    I would change the brake levers because BD brilliantly spec'd long-pull lever for regular short-pull road brakes. Genius!
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    Just ride it as is and see how it goes. Just fine is my guess.
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    Can I get the wabi's in black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradarcher View Post
    Can I get the wabi's in black?
    The Wabis are black with silver machined braking surfaces.
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    I second the wabi recommendation. I have a set and they have stayed true in NYC for 2+ years.
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