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Old 08-15-06, 06:04 PM
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New wheels?

I having trouble deciding on which wheels to purchase. I've got it narrowed down to either a set of Campy Protons or set of mavic open pros with Campy chorus hubs built at my LBS. There weight should be about the same and price is in favour of the Chorus/open pro combination. Anyone use either of these ? any good or bad feed back?
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I just bought a set of Cane Creek Strados wheels. Got them on sale from Nashbar for $249/pair. So far I absolutely no regrets. They seem like a very tough, durable set of wheels(they rock!!). I have ridden Bontrager Race Lites too...and these ride as good and cost 200 bucks less.

http://canecreek.com/strados.html

You might want to call Nashbar to see if they have any left(if you are interested). I'm not seeing them on the website. You could also call Cane Creek and ask where you can order a set.

Nashbar is showing that the Volos Sterling wheels are available on the website. These are similar to my
Strados wheels..but lighter. These are essentialy an upgrade to the Strados...but same crono technology.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

I am fast becoming a big fan and proponent of Cane Creek wheels!!!!
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Wheels I've used in the last couple of years... Qualities scored on 10. 10 is best.

Mavic OPs on 32h Chorus hubs: Weight 6. Stiffness 6. Comfort 9. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 4. TOTAL 25
Ambrosio Excellence on 32h Centaur hubs: Weight 5. Stiffness 4. Comfort 7. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 4. TOTAL 20
American Classic Sprint 350s: Weight 9. Stiffness 3. Comfort 7. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 7.5. TOTAL 26.5
Real Design UltraFly: Weight 8. Stiffness 4. Comfort 6. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 6. TOTAL 24
Mavic Ksyrium SL2: Weight 8. Stiffness 9. Comfort 6. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 8. TOTAL 31
Campagnolo Proton: Weight 6. Stiffness 7.5. Comfort 7.5. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 6. TOTAL 27
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Originally Posted by velocipedio
Wheels I've used in the last couple of years... Qualities scored on 10. 10 is best.

Mavic OPs on 32h Chorus hubs: Weight 6. Stiffness 6. Comfort 9. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 4. TOTAL 25
Ambrosio Excellence on 32h Centaur hubs: Weight 5. Stiffness 4. Comfort 7. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 4. TOTAL 20
American Classic Sprint 350s: Weight 9. Stiffness 3. Comfort 7. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 7.5. TOTAL 26.5
Real Design UltraFly: Weight 8. Stiffness 4. Comfort 6. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 6. TOTAL 24
Mavic Ksyrium SL2: Weight 8. Stiffness 9. Comfort 6. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 8. TOTAL 31
Campagnolo Proton: Weight 6. Stiffness 7.5. Comfort 7.5. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 6. TOTAL 27
Thanks for the feedback. I like your ratings . and since the Cool Factor/Aesthetics does nothing for me it looks like I can't go wrong with either choice. It's kind of funny you mentioned the ksryrium SLs as I could of got a great deal on a set but the price and someone else pulling the trigger first.
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Originally Posted by velocipedio
Mavic OPs on 32h Chorus hubs: Weight 6. Stiffness 6. Comfort 9. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 4. TOTAL 25
Ambrosio Excellence on 32h Centaur hubs: Weight 5. Stiffness 4. Comfort 7. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 4. TOTAL 20
American Classic Sprint 350s: Weight 9. Stiffness 3. Comfort 7. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 7.5. TOTAL 26.5
Real Design UltraFly: Weight 8. Stiffness 4. Comfort 6. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 6. TOTAL 24
Mavic Ksyrium SL2: Weight 8. Stiffness 9. Comfort 6. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 8. TOTAL 31
Campagnolo Proton: Weight 6. Stiffness 7.5. Comfort 7.5. Cool Factor/Aesthetics 6. TOTAL 27
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Just a suggestion, Neuvation has a smokin' deal on R 28 SL2 wheelsets ,1530 grams for $299.00 .
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Originally Posted by clausen
I having trouble deciding on which wheels to purchase. I've got it narrowed down to either a set of Campy Protons or set of mavic open pros with Campy chorus hubs built at my LBS. There weight should be about the same and price is in favour of the Chorus/open pro combination. Anyone use either of these ? any good or bad feed back?
Thanks
can't go wrong with either, if you want lighter get the protons, if durability is more important get the open pros

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