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How many of you crit on CXP33s?(3 posts)

How many of you crit on CXP33s?niteschaos
Jun 5, 2003 12:27 PM
I was thinking of getting a new wheelset made of these durable rims, but I don't want wheels be so heavy as to hurt acceleration. What has been your experience?
It can be done!the bull
Jun 5, 2003 2:17 PM
But your on the right track!
I would try to keep it as light as I could for rim weight.
I like Ksriums sl's alot!
I could ride anything though and not notice too much.
I have a Cxp 33 on the frt right now and would not hesitate to race it in a crit!
They're not that bad.jw25
Jun 6, 2003 5:42 AM
I haven't critted them, but they aren't porkers by any stretch. Since they're eyeletted, you can confidently use alloy nipples, which drops 20 grams at the rim, I think. The 33's I have are laced radial front, 2x rear with Sapim Lasers (14/17) and alloys to a set of American Classic Ultralites, and they're awfully light, without being flexy.
If you're really worried about weight, look at the American Classic 350 or Interloc Niobium rims - they're about as light as you can go and stay clincher. Otherwise, bite the bullet and run tubies - you can't swing a cat without hitting light tubie rims, and there's still great tubulars around. Try Veloflex and Tufo for light, durable race tires.
Still, though, I'm not totally convinved that saving 40 grams a wheel is going to make a huge difference. Crits are more about strategy, and placing yourself so you don't need to change speeds so much. Easier said than done, I know.