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Old 10-10-10, 10:19 PM   #1
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B43 to ......????

Hey guys i currently run a b43 wheeleset with origin hubs... there are many heavy vs light wheelset debates but could u guys give me some advice on
1. upgrading to mavic open pro wheelset?
2. keep b43 front and get mavic open pro on the rear?
3. or keep both b43s and just HTFU.

Also, would upgrading to a lighter wheelset have noticeable and worthy performance differences?
thanks guys

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Yes you will notice the difference, it will accellerate much quicker with light rims

Just get a light set and switch between them. B43 for style and open pro for long hilly rides.
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oh ok thanks! should i get formula hubs or spend an extra hundred or so and get dura ace hubs.
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formula hubs are just fine.
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Do you care to maintain loose ball hubs?
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Novatec A291SB lace to Kinlin XR-300 for front, Formula lace to Kinlin XR-300 rear. BAM, light and efficient.

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At least for west coast people.
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Old 10-10-10, 11:24 PM   #7
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Novatec A291SB lace to Kinlin XR-300 for front, Formula lace to Kinlin XR-300 rear. BAM, light and efficient.

LOOKY TIME STAMP!

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At least for west coast people.
where could i order this?
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You're going to lace them up yourself or by a wheel builder.

Rim:
http://fairwheelbikes.com/kinlin-xr3...im-p-1216.html

Hubs:
http://www.bdopcycling.com/Hubs-Road.asp
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/180...remier-Hub.htm

You will have a weird combinations of spoke count but it will be a very solid combo, and expensive.

Or you could just pick up a set of wheels from VeloMine.

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k illl just order mavic open pros to formula sealed from
http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...d&productId=59

thanks for the advice
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