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Old 07-09-15, 05:21 PM
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the C50's fall into the same class as the Carbones, HED jets 5, Aura 5. 50-56mm Alum wheel w/ carbon faring, different stickers. Because they are structurally all alum, they will weight about 150-200grams more than a average nice 32mm wheelset. or Near 1650-1700 grams. But you also get a VERY durable wheelset that is not likely to go out of true w/o hitting something good. It can withstand sprinting top end speed even better than slimmer profile wheels. But short distance stop light to stop light performance would feel the weight. No worry about over braking on Mt decents since they are still alum clinchers is always a good thing as well. What makes the Auras exciting for me, they are tubeless ready for that option if ever needed, and supposadly wider so the tires open up and have more case volume = lower tire pressure= smoother ride quality.

My main wheelset is Stans Alpha 400's. whooping 22mm rim depth, light and snappy, not very aero for high speed sprinting w/o a good lead out. But did I mention light? just north of 1400grams and using DT aerlite bladed spokes. And nearly BOMB proof. I've only broken 1 spoke since i got them like 3yrs ago and put them through HELL. I ride my roadie on dirt/rocks all the time. The BWR ride I did a couple months ago was 140 miles, 30 some of those are dirt and single tracks with hardshell 25c tires. Custom built wheels w/ nice parts = dependable!! Aero wise I can cruise around 23-26 solo w/o too much of a problem, getting north of that more often I'd want my 50mm tubs I have at home. The bladed spokes are key difference from these and the PBO spokes on my Spinergys, which is why I say they are slow.

If you're thinking Aero, than get Aero. I'm sure the stock wheels you have now are near 32mm, so would be a lateral change aero wise IMO, just a bit lighter and better hubs on the C35.
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Originally Posted by Alias530
Anyone on C35's? Might be a nice compromise between aero and weight?
By the way, ProBikeKit seems to be having some sort of wheel sale today - Zipp 404 firecrests are about $2,000 (which is a screaming deal) and I believe I saw a bunch of Shimano wheelsets in there as well. If they ship UPS you'll get socked with duty, I can't remember if they started doing that.

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UGH!!!! I just dropped $1,200 on my AC yesterday. If it weren't for that, I think I'd have a hard time passing up some of those deals.
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UGH!!!! I just dropped $1,200 on my AC yesterday. If it weren't for that, I think I'd have a hard time passing up some of those deals.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
By the way, ProBikeKit seems to be having some sort of wheel sale today - Zipp 404 firecrests are about $2,000 (which is a screaming deal) and I believe I saw a bunch of Shimano wheelsets in there as well. If they ship UPS you'll get socked with duty, I can't remember if they started doing that.

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Is this a good deal?

Fulcrum Racing 3 Wheelset - Clincher | ProBikeKit.com

I have the fulcrum 4's (older) now and was thinking about an upgrade as I may start piecing together a newer to me bike and this would be a great start.
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Originally Posted by LGHT
Is this a good deal?

Fulcrum Racing 3 Wheelset - Clincher | ProBikeKit.com

I have the fulcrum 4's (older) now and was thinking about an upgrade as I may start piecing together a newer to me bike and this would be a great start.
Never mind, I was looking at the wrong model... it does look like a good deal but if you pay 20% duty or whatever it is, maybe not so good? If they ship UPS... duty. Royal Mail, maybe duty.

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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Never mind, I was looking at the wrong model... it does look like a good deal but if you pay 20% duty or whatever it is, maybe not so good? If they ship UPS... duty. Royal Mail, maybe duty.
I've ordered from them a few times and never had to pay a duty. However the last few orders where no more than $100 or so. Does duty come in once you reach a certain dollar amount?
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technically, you are expected to pay duty on all imports and they tend to be more likely when you have large packages shipped via UPS or Fed Ex or the like that do a lot of importing.
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Just ordered the C35's... hopefully I dodge duty
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Please report back on duty and wheel awesomeness.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Please report back on duty and wheel awesomeness.
They won't give or tell you anything regarding duty at PBK since they have no control over it. I did find this calculator online New Import Duty & Taxes Calculation | DutyCalculator

Seems like wheels are 10% whatever you paid for them. Not sure if PBK puts the value on the packing list or not, but that's the only fee. The calculator also said there me be other "fees" from the shipper, but looks like PBK isn't charging you shipping so I think 10% should be all they charge.
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Originally Posted by LGHT
They won't give or tell you anything regarding duty at PBK since they have no control over it. I did find this calculator online New Import Duty & Taxes Calculation | DutyCalculator

Seems like wheels are 10% whatever you paid for them. Not sure if PBK puts the value on the packing list or not, but that's the only fee. The calculator also said there me be other "fees" from the shipper, but looks like PBK isn't charging you shipping so I think 10% should be all they charge.
10% on $1200-1400 isn't nothing though, that adds up quick.
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Sometimes the shipper will charge you a customs clearance fee.

10% is basically sales tax here in California anyway.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Sometimes the shipper will charge you a customs clearance fee.

10% is basically sales tax here in California anyway.
Yeah they said there may be "other" fees, but no way to get any info so hopefully I don't end up paying too much more.
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