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Tubeless, Tublar?

Its been a while since I've had a road bike, over 20 years ago. I've just ordered a 2016 Cannondale Synapse Carbon and thinking about upgrading the wheels. Should I go with Tubular wheels? What about Tubeless?

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Yes, and yes.

Or possibly maybe.

If it's been a while since you had a bike, ride it for a while and then decide what's important to you.
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I would stick with the wheels for a little while, then I would change if I started racing.
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OP, what would you consider to be features of an upgraded wheelset?
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OP, what would you consider to be features of an upgraded wheelset?
What a dumb question! Why would anyone want or need to know that?

Hey, I'm joking. I agree with you completely.
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Originally Posted by KickinA View Post
Its been a while since I've had a road bike, over 20 years ago. I've just ordered a 2016 Cannondale Synapse Carbon
A) Make sure that you are properly fitted and have the gearing for your condition/terrain, that will change as you adapt to riding.

2) Put in 400-600 Base miles where you ride at a pace that you can hold a conversation.

III) Upgrade your seat time not your wheels. Endurance, Strength and Speed come with actually riding the bike, not which bike.

It's not about the hardware, and never has been.

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