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wheel advice soughtrs1115
May 13, 2002 2:09 PM
I am looking to upgrade from CXP23 to something better - I am not a racer but live in NYC and ride fairly hard (also, I am 180lbs). My budget is limited to $500. Am I better off on building up some Open Pro's with DA hubs from someone or going with Kysrium Elites or Cosmic Elites? I am open to any suggestions. Thanks,
re: wheel advice soughtGuru_at_AmClassic
May 13, 2002 4:13 PM
I would like to mention a wheelset we will be offering soon, the American Classic CR-420. It is a 420 gram 34mm deep aero rim. We mate it with our 68grm front Micro hub and our 220grm rear cassette hub. We offer it in different hole patterns, spoke colors/styles and in they are ALL hand built by us! This rim is ultra strong, you could use it as a cyclocross rim(I am planning on it!). If you have any questions, give us a call.
Michael(Guru)
American Classic Design
1-800-813-5545
www.amclassic.com/www.shookdesign.com
re: wheel advice soughtPygme
May 13, 2002 6:01 PM
I would like to mention, quit trying to sell stuff on this forum.
Price it outKerry
May 13, 2002 5:30 PM
From a total performance perspective (weight, durability, maintainability, compatibility, etc) you'll have a hard time beating Record or DA with Velocity Aeroheads or Open Pro's. Either of these wheels would be $200 under your target and give you all the performance you'll need. The wheels will not be your limiting factor. For several $100 more you can shave a few grams (typically off the hubs) and get more exclusivity, but you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference in a blind test. Different tires would have more effect.
re: wheel advice soughtskyman51
May 14, 2002 5:25 PM
I am 180lbs, and I had a set of Mavic CXP33's built by Frank Corda. He lives in Babylon,NY, These wheels have been bulletproof! He is very reasonable. You will spen alot less then $500.00. His e-mail addressis :wheels513@yahoo.com