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wheelset for 100lb rider(7 posts)

wheelset for 100lb ridersilroadbike
Jul 16, 2002 4:46 PM
I ordered a Colnago CT1 frame and I am buying Campy Record. I would like to get aero wheels for a light rider(I am 100lbs and 5 feet tall) Which ones would you recommend? I heard about Campy profton and Ksyrium Elite. I am not a racer but I ride about 200 miles a week for fun on hills and flats.
What I wouldn't give to be...5ive
Jul 16, 2002 5:14 PM
a 100lbs rider! That opens up so many possibilities in wheel choices. How about a pair of American Classics 350g rims laced to their ultra light weight hubs (24F/28R). Or if money was no object... Lew's KOM!
What I wouldn't give to be...silroadbike
Jul 16, 2002 7:39 PM
I never heard of American classic. Where would be a good online bike store to purchase it?
What I wouldn't give to be...aeon
Jul 16, 2002 9:29 PM
The Bill Shook/AM Classic website, if you want to go straight to the source. The carbon rimmed wheels use a zipp rim and ultralight hubs, and bladed spokes optional...
What I wouldn't give to be...bike_guy
Jul 17, 2002 3:32 AM
Check out the wheels Mike Garcia builds. He will build you a super light and strong set of wheels using Am. Classic hubs.
Zipp 303niteschaos
Jul 18, 2002 7:35 AM
Those are the lightest wheels I've ever seen with a COMBINED mass of 1100 grams, or equal to just the rims of my current set of training wheels. They are meant to be strong enough for "real riders" but I'm sure they are meant for someone like you. The Kysirium SSC SL (the newest ones) are about as much and are 690+840 grams, but I've seen those on group rides before so they've got to be tough.
Cross-training for the Kentucky Derby are you?Quack
Jul 19, 2002 5:28 AM
100lbs. Holy cow thats light. I am 145lbs. and use the American Classic Ultralight hubs with Sun rims. They are about the lightest wheels you can get for the $$$. Being that you've gone the Colnago route with Record, you might want to get the Zipps to complete the high dollar package and still get great performance.

Happy building!