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Which Wheels for this Bianchi? Help me decide.

Old 11-17-19, 05:52 PM
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Which Wheels for this Bianchi? Help me decide.

I'm at a point where I need to decide which wheels to use on my Bianchi Sport SX. It's a low end bike to be sure, but I'm having a blast with it. I replaced the entire six speed, downtube shifter Exage group with a much nicer looking RX100 8 speed, double, brake/shifter group. But I'm stuck as to which wheels look the best. The bike is kinda heavy at 23.5 lbs with peddles and saddle bag. However, since I'm using it on MUPS, weight savings is not a factor. The three wheelsets top to bottom are: Mavic CXP30 aero wheels (these are the oldest of the three), Mavic CXP22 with bladed spokes (from a 2008 Tarmac) and Mavic Ksyrium Elite.
So which set do you like the best?

CXP 30


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Personally I like the aero look of the CXP's.
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CXP for me too. Best looking with the alloy parts. Black spokes are incongruous to me and I’ve never been a fan of the thick bladed Ksyrium spokes.
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Of the three I like the CXP22.
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CXP. Save the black spoked Mavic wheels for something with black components.
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I think I'd go with the Elites (and some traditional bars ��)
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Do you feel faster on any particular one? I'd say screw the looks if one does.
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My vote's for the CX-22
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