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velomax circuit compsmila
Oct 21, 2001 4:06 PM
I admit I am in a quandary over what wheels to put on my '96 Klein Quantum frame. I think I've narrowed it to mavic open pros/dura ace or ultegra (less expensive, very solid)or velomax circuit comps (more expensive), which recently got a good review in bicycling. Purpose: I'm a rank amateur, a few time trials, a couple of road races, mostly fast club rides/recreation and training for my real sport, handball. I have a set of open pros on my other older steel bike which I really like, and wonder if I should just stick with those and get another set. Does anyone have any experience with the circuit comps? What about the CPX-33's? I guess I'm wondering if its worth it to get a little more aero; would it be noticeable at this level of wheel?
re: velomax circuit compsSkip
Oct 21, 2001 4:19 PM
I have the Ascents, and like them alot. They dropped a whole pound from the Open Pros I had before. Light weight, stiff, true, nice wheels.
re: velomax circuit compsgwilliams
Oct 22, 2001 3:53 AM
I have been thinking of getting a set of Circut Comps for a second set of wheels. If you are a Team Performance member, Performance has them for $370, plus you get 10% in credit. I have a pair of Ascent Comps and have put about 4000 miles on them with no problems, even though I am slightly over their weight limit.

re: velomax circuit compscollinsc
Oct 22, 2001 12:02 PM
over the limit by how much?

Ive been pondering ascents vs orions (vs Ksyrium SL) and wondering if weighing 160 lbs would be too much for the ascents.

re: velomax circuit compsSkip
Oct 22, 2001 12:42 PM
160 - Not at all over the limit. It all depends on how rough you are on them. Velomax says that they normally ascribe 178# as their weight as to when to go to the comps, but also said that if you are not hard on them, they would be fine to 185#; and had even heavier riders using them without apparent problems.
re: velomax circuit compsmila
Oct 22, 2001 3:39 PM
Thanks for the input. I decided to go with some used mavics open pros/dura ace. When I start to get more serious into competition I may go with the circuit comps next year as a second set of wheels.
re: velomax circuit compsgwilliams
Oct 23, 2001 2:56 AM
I usually weigh between 170-180lbs.
re: velomax circuit compsCyclorocket
Oct 23, 2001 4:13 AM
Lose 10 pounds; stop eating Mcdonald's bull$hit THEN buy ascent !