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Join Date: Apr 2006
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Wheel Upgrade (~$1000)
My track bike came with Cane Creek Volos. Nothing wrong with them. But as I enjoy track riding more, I'm considering putting some money into my bike, to upgrade stock parts where it may be wise. I've always been told that, when trying to increase speed through equipment, wheels are the first place to look. I'm wondering whether there is a set of wheels out there that meets the following three criteria:
1) Costs in the $1000/set range (so no track-set-up Zipp 404s on the menu);
2) Is decently heavy-duty, to take my 200+ pounds (so the ultra-lite lenticular disc-types get no consideration).
3) Would provide some stiffness and/or aerodynamics advantage over the Volos.
The HED3s look real nice, but are a bit more than I want to spend (unless they are seriously that good).
Frankly, I just don't much about who makes decent and affordable track wheels beyond Cane Creek and Mavic. Advice welcome. Thanks.