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Old 12-01-18, 09:40 AM
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Tell me what wheels I should buy (cuz I'm lazy)

I am the opposite of a gear nerd, so I am hoping some gear nerd here can do the nerding for me. I need wheels cuz my flo wheels suck. Here is my list of requirements/desires.

Doesn't rub brakes. Holy hell I can't stand this about my flo 30s.

Will work with low clearance/23mm/24mm tires. And tubeless ready. I don't want to buy a new bike and these are the tire sizes that fit. The flos are wide so the small tires bottom out and I've pinch flatted out of several races. Wanna get new wheels to try and fix this. I may also finally switch to tubeless this year but that's a learning thing.

Not carbon. I'm lazy and want one wheelset and one brakepad set for all riding.

Sturdy enough to handle SF streets in the rain. I will hit potholes. I might turn onto a dirt path. Ok I definitely will. If the rims don't get too bashed up very easily they may last a few years.

Rim brakes. I know rim brakes and dirt riding aren't really compatible, but again I don't want a new bike right now.

11 speed.

Lastly, I will want to race at some point so a wheel that isn't a brick (weight or aero) is nice. I'm not crazy picky of course, but I don't wanna lose 30 watts cuz I picked a ****ty profile wheel. 5 watts is more what I'm thinking. But its better than brakes rubbing every time I'm out of the saddle.

Oh yeah, price. I've got the money for whatever, but I'm against spending thousands for tiny gains or cool factor. I might spend a grand or more if I am convinced they will actually work and last a few years af ocassional dirt and potholes. I won't spend 400 on another set of collapsible pie tins. There may still be some holiday sales going on....?

Thanks in advance for any nerd recs!
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Old 12-01-18, 11:24 AM
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If you don't want flos (I've had great luck with my 30's), should try out a set of Hed belgian rims or something built up with a kinlin rim.

https://novemberbicycles.com/blogs/b...d-other-alloys
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Old 12-01-18, 12:07 PM
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I was going to recommend the same! I have one of my powertaps laced to a kinlin by the guys at November, and it never rubs and is reasonably true after a year and a half of heavy use and next to no maintenance.
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I think the new Hed Ardennes are tubeless, as are the Shimano Ultegra and DA options.

I have some Kinlin XR22T rims laced up to Chris King hubs. They have been incredibly solid, but they are a custom build.

Another option would be to contact Psimet about a set of wheels.
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@aaronmcd You mention you have $, and want one wheelset. I think the above are all practical answers for that, but why not have a tubular - carbon race set and then a training set. You could buy both under $1K EA used. But yea - if you wanna go one set get an alloy tubeless. It should be significantly under $1K.
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HED Jet 4+, does it all well.
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HED Jet 4+, does it all well.
could be too wide for his needs ... the older jet on the 23mm c2 rim might be better
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I would go with round ones.
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Originally Posted by ttoc6 View Post
if you don't want flos (i've had great luck with my 30's), should try out a set of hed belgian rims or something built up with a kinlin rim.

https://novemberbicycles.com/blogs/b...d-other-alloys
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*cough*
this one so the guy can afford to promote some races on the side.
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What's this Kinlin? As if getting an entire wheel wasn't hard enough to figure out, now you're all telling me to choose rims and hubs separately? Any prebuilt something that works (doesn't rub, won't dent out of shape hitting a few potholes, isn't terribly slow)?

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*cough*
Sent you a request on your website
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Sent you a request on your website
Awesome and thanks. Got you back.
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