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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
I get the OP has an Italian ride but a fine considered tubular rim of the era would be Araya Aero --4-- . Not to be confused with the earlier --1--. In the 300gm range, improved spoke hole reinforcement, the mild aero shape 'might' help but I think its best for strength. You can risk lower spoke count for this rim. The brake surface is full anodized which is a minor negative.

+1 to the Dura Ace hubs. Magic in the bearings. Reliable.

Tubular choice is most subjective. Where and what type of riding, and what point is longevity going to pinch your budget, etc.. Pay more, get more. Though keep an eye on discount volume sellers. Vittoria Corsa, with graphene, Speeds jobbies in the $62 usd range. 25mm is good.
Rider is 130#, so no strength issues with rims, under normal riding conditions.
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