Carbon/Aluminum? Or something else?

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Carbon/Aluminum? Or something else?

Postby Eaglehighcycling » Sun Mar 03, 2013 06:05 am

I'm looking at trying to get a set a racing wheels for use during college. I currently have a set of older reynolds stratus dv46 tubulars that are pretty light and aero, but have problems with braking. I don't particularly want a set of tubulars in college because I don't want to have to deal with gluing them/making sure they are always kept in a good environment (I'd prefer clinchers due to less hassle).
So, ideally I'd like to find a set of carbon/aluminum clinchers that weigh less than my training wheels, are around 50mm depth, and cost around $1200 at the most. Yes, I know that's too much to ask for.
I'm scared of carbon clinchers; I want to be able to take these wheels on rides that have intense climbs.

Should I go the route of the Mavic Cosmic Carbone sl? Heavy, but aero and stylish, or with some other type of wheel that is lighter, but not aero?


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Re: Carbon/Aluminum? Or something else?

Postby motdoc » Sun Mar 03, 2013 07:18 am

Fulcrum racing zero. I love em. Bomproof fairly light and you can use tubeless if you want!

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Re: Carbon/Aluminum? Or something else?

Postby silverpigeon » Sun Mar 03, 2013 08:42 am

Jesus! Times have changed since I was a student. $1200 on wheels? Think of all the marijuana you could buy for that!
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