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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-30-10, 05:10 PM   #1
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Quick wheelset question.

Hey Im currently running a velocity b43 rear laced to origin 8 hubs and a front iminusd laced to formula hubs. I hope to use this bike as a commuter and some urban races such as alley cats. I couldnt find any info from people upgrading from deeper, heavy wheels to lighter but more expensive wheels.
So my question is, would you guys recommend that i upgrade to a lighter but also strong wheelset such as the mavic ellipse? Would there be noticeable/ worthy performance benefits thats worth the cost? I know gaining more muscle on your legs or even upgrading tires might make a better difference but im just curious to find out if upgrading the wheelset would be worth it. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-10, 09:48 PM   #2
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Formula track rear hub/IRD cadence rim

American classic super light front hub/IRD cadence rim

1600 gram wheel set for $300.00
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