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Old 06-20-11, 08:14 AM
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Some help please

I have a 2011 Specialized Roubaix Comp Compact. I am 5’10 and weight is 183 on the high side. I have been looking at the 2011 Zipp 101 Clincher Wheelset. Is this the best wheelset in this price range ($1300.00)? I do road racing and randonnuering. I have a randonnuering wheelset already. This wheelset will be for road races ITT, and crits. What are your thoughts on this? Do you need more info?

Please no side bars or BS....
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Mavic Ksyrium Elite. Proven track record.
Excellent company. Damn good wheelset for half the cost.
Local pick up. Local service. Great warranty. And, they're gorgeous.

While I like the 101's, I'd rather get used 404's for that money.
But that's just me. If you like them, get them and enjoy the 101's.
101's more aero than Elites, but which are better for your needs?

1550g (compared to 101's 1523g).




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This wheelset will be for road races ITT, and crits.
For those purposes you would be much better served with some deep sectioned carbon tubulars. There are several at or under your budget. Such as Boyd, Soul, Reynolds.
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if you want wide rims, just get hed c2 rims, some decent lightweight hubs, good spokes, and have them built up. i'm getting a wheelset built with hed c2s, white industries h2/h3 hubs, and double butted spokes. total cost, around 700. total weight, around 1600 grams. substituting velocity a23 rims will save you about 100 bucks too.
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I am thinking about getting these in the stallion build for extra durability. 2011 HED Ardennes Flamme Rouge Clincher Wheelset
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I am thinking about getting these in the stallion build for extra durability.
Why not custom? You can channel your inner bike weenie by spending countless hours researching the options for the build.
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Why? Your stated purposes are crits, RR's and Time trials. Those would be horrible TT wheels. The HED Stinger 6 wouuld be a much better choice, reasonably, aero and a good all around wheel.
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Originally Posted by Haku View Post
This wheelset will be for road races ITT, and crits. What are your thoughts on this? Do you need more info?

Please no side bars or BS....

TT wheels and crit wheels would be 2 very different ends of a spectrum, for me.

BF is about BS, itz in da rulez
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TT wheels and crit wheels would be 2 very different ends of a spectrum, for me.
Ideally,for the TT you'd want a disc in the rear, and either a Trispoke, or very deep sectioned rim in the front.

However a 60mm deep rim wheel is going to fine for a crit, and make a serviceable TT setup. (particularly if you put a disc cover over the back).
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
However a 60mm deep rim wheel is going to fine for a crit, and make a serviceable TT setup. (particularly if you put a disc cover over the back).
but then you don;t really get the whoosh whoosh sound
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So where do I get these custom wheel made at????
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So where do I get these custom wheel made at????
psimet, or your lbs if they have a good wheelbuilder.

or if you're handy buy your own truing stand and a few tools and do it yourself.
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