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Old 05-19-07, 05:54 PM
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quick, name a brand of carbon wheels in the 40-60mm range

I sold some stuff and have enough $$ to drop on a set of blingy wheels.

I'm trying to make a spreadsheet to make sense of all of the available wheelsets.


so far i have zipp, hed, AC, reynolds, easton, bontrager, Shimano/DA and williams.

I know there are lots of brands in europe, but to be useful to me they must be easily available in the US.

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Old 05-19-07, 05:55 PM
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Ritchey WSC Carbons. same as the AC and Easton, they use the old non dimpled zipp rim.
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Old 05-19-07, 06:11 PM
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Lew, lightweight, cormia, campagnolo, blackwell


gigatex-many different names ebay stuff and others you haven't heard of
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How is it that three wheel manuf's are using the same rim? Sigh. Oh well, cheap(er) rims for me.
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Corima
American classic
Neuvation
Token
Bontrager
Zipp
HED
Blackwell
Easton
Reynolds
FSA
Lightweight
LEW
ADA
Shimano
Campy (bora)
Ritchey

there must be more....
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Old 05-19-07, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by djbowen1
Corima
American classic
Neuvation
Token
Bontrager
Zipp
HED
Blackwell
Easton
Reynolds
FSA
Lightweight
LEW
ADA
Shimano
Campy (bora)
Ritchey

there must be more....
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Old 05-19-07, 09:39 PM
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Mavic.
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Old 05-19-07, 10:21 PM
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Did I miss it or did no one say Flashpoint?

Flashpoint
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flashpoint isnt a brand but a zipp sales line. Real design. What is the criteria for your wheel selection as we have listed wheels ranging from $1200-$5000 and 850g/set to 2000g/set?
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i'm still trying to explore my options, right now i'm looking for fast, under $2k, and under 1600g. Durability is in there, as I weigh 180-185, but these will be race-only wheels.
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Old 05-20-07, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by brianappleby
i'm still trying to explore my options, right now i'm looking for fast, under $2k, and under 1600g. Durability is in there, as I weigh 180-185, but these will be race-only wheels.
Your 1600g limit eliminates most of the clincher wheelsets.
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Rolf, go for tubular.
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Race only = tubular.
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Rolf TdF 58's. HAWT.
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
Race only = tubular.
Hijacking the thread a little...

If I want to get also very blingly aero wheels (deep front, disk in the rear) for TT only... is tubular the way to go? There'd be no training on them.
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Morally and physically, tubular is the only way to go.
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Originally Posted by KramerTC
Hijacking the thread a little...

If I want to get also very blingly aero wheels (deep front, disk in the rear) for TT only... is tubular the way to go? There'd be no training on them.
I don't know where in NC Huntersville is. The OP is looking for a race wheel, not incredibly expensive, in San Francisco... he'll get way more wheel with a tubular; it'll be lighter, and probably negotiate turns better.

For a TT only, assuming aero is the same, you have a tubular that is indisputably lighter vs. a clincher that may or may not have a lower rolling resistance - this is heavily disputed. Your turning capability is secondary. Having a low polar moment of inertia is not important - in fact, it might be counterproductive.

What's better for you depends on your budget, which setup you believe has lower rolling resistance, and how hilly your courses are.
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Morally and physically, tubular is the only way to go.
But what about Spiritually?
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Originally Posted by brianappleby
i'm still trying to explore my options, right now i'm looking for fast, under $2k, and under 1600g. Durability is in there, as I weigh 180-185, but these will be race-only wheels.
I would look at reynolds DVs or zipps.
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These are $650:

http://www.chucksbikes.com/store/wh035.htm
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Originally Posted by Phantoj

Anyone have the story on those? Specifically the more well-known brand part.
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FSA RD-488, $1000.

Soul Zephro 5.2's, $750- http://www.bikesoul.com/k52.html
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
Anyone have the story on those? Specifically the more well-known brand part.
It was posted before that these are Token brand wheels. I can't find the citation so YMMV.
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