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Carbon clincher 700c wheelset

Old 05-31-18, 03:51 PM
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Carbon clincher 700c wheelset

I am looking around for a good quality carbon wheelset. The previous ones were all aluminum, now though i find myself in the market for carbon (first time ever)
My main objective is putting a squeese on the grams. Old alu. wheelset was right around 1500 grams, but i want something even lighter. Besides from the
apparent lightweight factor, there really isn`t much more i know about carbon wheels and exactly what sort of things i actually should look for as a discerned consumer. My budget is around $800-$1000 and i`m certainly not a stranger to buying second hand if the condition lends itself to a profitable business arrangement. I was in the process of soliciting a seller for his tubulars only to find out tubular was not the same type of wheel as a clincher, lol. Fwiw, that was a Vision TC 24 wheelset at around 1250 grams. One factor i recently pondered is the noise factor. I understand the more $$$ a wheelset is worth, the more noise the freehub makes. I don`t want that noisy wheel reeling tune if i can avoid it. Any piece of advice would be helpful!
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I have no experience with carbon rims..... but as an aside tubular tires will save you significant weight......used by a lot of CX types to avoid pinch flats at lower pressures.....
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