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New wheels: Easton EA90 vs. Mavic Ksyrium Elite vs. Bontrager Race X-Lites. Opinions?

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New wheels: Easton EA90 vs. Mavic Ksyrium Elite vs. Bontrager Race X-Lites. Opinions?

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New wheels: Easton EA90 vs. Mavic Ksyrium Elite vs. Bontrager Race X-Lites. Opinions?

I want some lightweight, durable, good-looking wheels for my Madone 4.7.
I would like the wheels to be durable enough for Boston area roads, but light enough to offer an improvement over my Bontrager Race wheels. Looks have to factor in as well.
All of these are around the same weight, price & all look pretty good.
The Bontrager Race X-Lites, with the black Scandium wheels, red nipples & white spokes would look really nice, with the Easton's a close second. The Ksyrium's look nice as well, going up to the SL's would give me some red hubs.

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or a set of Soul S2.0 SLs or S3.0 SLs . The S2.0 SLs weigh 1330g and the S3.0 SLs weight 1400g either for $500 shipped! The SLs have the new Prodigy V3 hubs. I just ordered a set of S2.0SLs
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