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Old 02-15-18, 01:46 PM
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New wheelset

I am debating a wheel upgrade on the cheap saw some on sale 1600gm wheels for about $300 this is a 200 plus grm savings on my current MAvic's. Is a 200 grams savings a good value ? The next level of wheel is $100's more?
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the official formula is to spend no more than $1 per gram of weight savings.
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If ur buying new 300 bucks wont be too much of a upgrade unless ur buying off a site like Merlin and they are deep discounted bought a set last year of fulcrum racing 3 for about 300 hundred with Conti gp 4000 tires think they were a return item tho.but to answer your question 200 grams is not much in that price range be more concerned with build quality and spokes and hubs they are much more important than 200 grams
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the official formula is to spend no more than $1 per gram of weight savings.
Do you the same formula for rotating weight?
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Do you the same formula for rotating weight?
Yes, if there's no promise of sponsorship or prize money to cover the difference.
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Best deal i got in the $300 range was Campagnolo Zonda C17's for about $315 after some promo discount, it was either Merlincycles or Chainreactioncycles.

1540g ballpark wheels with nice hubs, solid.
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Just got home and unboxed another set of Fulcrum 3's from the UK. They and the Zonda's are my go to wheels for price/value.
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Fulcrum or DT Swiss are my wheels of choice! I have a set of DT Swiss 1400 the come just under 1550g
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Thanks fellas. I am not small guy so quality is more important. gonna check out the merlin site
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