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High End Wheel Upgrade

Old 02-27-11, 08:59 PM
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High End Wheel Upgrade

I likely purchasing a Project One Trek 6.2 or 6.5 and want to upgrade the wheels
Want something all around and probably carbon

$1000 to $1500

I am 5'6" and about 135 so deep rims and very aerodynamic is probably not for me

Any suggestions?

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Why are deep aero rims not for you?
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Not sure they are good for all around
Better for flats and not so much for climbing
Also feel they will blow me around
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A bit out of your listed price range, but from the reviews I have read/watched, Zipp 303's are a solid carbon wheel that can handle whatever you throw at them. And IMO, they look great.
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I have Reynolds Assaults as a daily wheel. Very happy with them.
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williams 38 carbon clincher probably fits your bill and requirements. i am 5'7" and 120lb and this is what i am likely going with for a race wheel. i have a set of their system 30s and really like them.
https://www.williamscycling.com/sys38_clincher.html

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Dang you people are light. At 155# (5'10") I feel like I'm on the cusp of needing to watch out what I buy in terms of my beating it into the ground over slightly rough terrain.

Don't forget you can mix and match Williams wheels if you call them. 38 front and 58 rear for example.

I already said this today but Assault tubulars are on sale in Campy freehub. $750-$800.

Also look at Boyd wheels, $775 for 50mm tubies, $750 for 38mm.

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The Williams are only available directly by mail from the company?
what if they don't work out well for me?
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Not sure what you mean by it not working for you, but I haven't seen them available at dealers.
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What if I buy them and I don't like the way they ride?
No way to try them out first
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Originally Posted by lennyparis
What if I buy them and I don't like the way they ride?
No way to try them out first
not sure about that but give him a call he is a really nice guy and will do anything he can to help
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Originally Posted by lennyparis
what if they don't work out well for me?
Nice.
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Reynolds vendors are blowing out their stock of '10 wheels to make room for the new versions. Bargain time! The new versions are ever so slightly heavier due mainly beefier brake tracks, but there are loads of happy riders on the current design so take that for what's it worth.

I totally agree that Reynolds Assaults (tubulars or clinchers) and Attacks (clinchers only, I think) are good and cheap right now ... but, so are the higher-end Reynolds models like the lightweight DV46c UL and MV32c UL. In my experience, the Assaults / Attacks are way under $1K/set and the DV46c UL / MV32c UL are just over $1K.

What about Prisa carbon wheels? I'm giving them a hard look right now.

Regardless, why not go aero and light at the same time?!
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https://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=Rey....c0.m270.l1313
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I would suggest either a Reynolds or and Enve rim if you can find a good deal on either. That being said since your so light and your not too keen on the whole aero thing you could get yourself an ultralight alloy wheelset for around 1k.
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Originally Posted by lennyparis
What if I buy them and I don't like the way they ride?
No way to try them out first
As a lightweight rider, you don't want an off-the-shelf wheel because it will be overbuilt for you.

Agreeing with Zen, Edge Composites (now Enve) makes a nice 45mm (not to deep) clincher, and I believe Psimet can get them for you and build them up to some nice hubs to make a rather light climbing set at your budget.

Also agreeing with Zen, if you want something less than 30mm deep, skip the carbon and get a nice lightweight aluminum hoop, like the Kinlin XR-270 or even XR-200. I have a 1375g set of XR-200s (28 spokes front and rear) and they're good up to about 180 lb, so you could have them built with even fewer spokes for a lighter set.
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Thanks for all the input
What about Zipp 303?
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Zipp 303 is a fine wheel, as is the 404. I would get the Shimano 7950-24CL wheels, as they are the cat's meow. Lightweight (especially the rims) and all around goodness and robustness...they don't fail. Bontrager's own Race-XXX-Lite are also good carbon wheels if just have to have carbon. Suitably light and stiff, but I still favor the Shimanos. They ride so nice. I own both.
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I have both Reynolds Assault (46mm) & Attack (32mm). They're both well made but I think I still like the Assaults better.
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Only problem with the Zipp 303 is that most are tubular and you're looking at > $2000 for a brand new set. You can get cheaper with used, but clinchers are hard to find.
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Two things seem to be missing:

1) What is the intended application + what is your experience, ability, preference?

2) You have 12 hun + bucks to spend; you know what to go do to yourself pal.



Serious about the first point...


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Clinchers aren't high end wheels anyway.

Planet-X 50/50 team editions are 1296g and 800$ and pretty solid - I've been riding mine around for almost 3 years. If 1296g is too heavy for you look at Reynolds or Easton for wheels, Zipps are nice and beautiful but awfully expensive.

I'll stick to my 1200g 300$ self built training wheels and Planet-X 50/50!80/100 race wheels
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Reynolds Assault clinchers are what I rock. I love them, spin up pretty quick and for the weight that I bring, ~197 right now, they have held up pretty well.
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I'm looking to upgrade my wheels soon as well. Looking at the Soul C4.0s, Williams 38 and 58 carbon.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Rad
Reynolds vendors are blowing out their stock of '10 wheels to make room for the new versions. Bargain time! I totally agree that Reynolds Assaults (tubulars or clinchers) and Attacks (clinchers only, I think) are good and cheap right now ... but, so are the higher-end Reynolds models like the lightweight DV46c UL and MV32c UL. In my experience, the Assaults / Attacks are way under $1K/set and the DV46c UL / MV32c UL are just over $1K.
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+1 Reynolds Assaults, or Attacks, awesome wheels. Bought mine on ebay, no regrets.
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