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Looking for lightweight climbing wheels for up to $1200

Old 04-01-16, 10:37 AM
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Looking for lightweight climbing wheels for up to $1200

Hey guys,

Currently riding on Zipp 303's and absolutely love these wheels. Unfortunately I live in a fairly windy area where my even my fairly modest 45mm wheel side walls push me all over the place on fast descents. So now I'm planning on adding a second pair of wheels that will work on windy days plus help out on climbs. My budget is $1200 otherwise I would just pick up Zipp 202's and call a day.

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Token C28 Full Carbon Clincher Wheelset - 1314g wiggle.com | Token C28 Full Carbon Clincher Wheelset | Road Race Wheels

I test rode these. Roll faster than my 404 and it flies uphill.
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Another option is to just get a 202 front for the windy days. You can't get pushed around much based on the rear depth.

I run the ENVE 3.4 set, which somewhat akin to running a 202 front and 303 in the rear. I don't get pushed around even in 30mph+ winds.

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Get some HED Belgium's custom built and call it a day. You can have a King R45 build for $1200USD. Or DT hubs for $800 and pocket the rest.
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Token C28 Full Carbon Clincher Wheelset - 1314g wiggle.com | Token C28 Full Carbon Clincher Wheelset | Road Race Wheels

I test rode these. Roll faster than my 404 and it flies uphill.
"Flies," I say. "Flies."
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Shimano WH-9000 C24 CL. I used to write up a nice little review, but I got tired of repeating myself.
More options / test etc: https://intheknowcycling.com/2014/09...ng-descending/
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996 View Post
Another option is to just get a 202 front for the windy days. You can't get pushed around much based on the rear depth.

I run the ENVE 3.4 set, which somewhat akin to running a 202 front and 303 in the rear. I don't get pushed around even in 30mph+ winds.

^^This^^
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^^This^^
Yes, but not for $1200.
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Yes, but not for $1200.
Why not, found one here at Jenson for $760 if you apply the "ride20" code in the cart, just talking front wheel only. Zipp 202 Clincher V3 Wheel > Components > Wheels > Road Wheels | Jenson USA


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Originally Posted by dvdslw View Post
Are those the Zipp wheels with the deathtrap pre-recall hubs...or post recall hubs?
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Ah, yes ok. I read it as the Enve 3.4 set.
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Neugent Cycling wheelset? I had some alloys from when he still sold bikes. Crazy light and very well put together!

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Stan's NoTubes 340 Alpha can be built up sub-1200 grams with light hubs from what I've read. But they may not hold up well if you're a heavyweight.
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Try Rob at PSIMET: Custom Bicycle Wheels - Hand Built Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - PSIMET : PSIMET Custom Wheels

You can get whatever you want built to suit your needs. I broke two frames and a shoulder last year, but my wheels still ran true. As I understand it he's put some issues with replying and turn-around times from a couple of years ago, behind him. Best value on the market, I own four sets of his wheels.
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You could probably buy 3 sets of Vuelta Corsa Superlites. what are your needs?
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Another vote for a 202 front. Call wheelbuilder and they will put one together with whatever front hub you like.
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