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Need help with new wheelset upgrade....(2 posts)

Need help with new wheelset upgrade....t-moore
Jun 16, 2003 9:22 AM
Thanks for the replies on my cane creek areohead post. I am now leaning towards the Mavic cxp 33 rims. My current wheels are Matrix Aurora. The front weigh 894 grams w/o skewers, and the rears weigh 1466 w/ HG 90 hyperglide 8 spd cassette.

How much weight do I have to save to notice a difference in a new wheelset. I'm a big guy at 240lbs, I ride about 150mi a week, and that includes a weekly group ride. Are there any other wheels that I should compare before I make the plunge.
I am right at your weightburdiman
Jun 17, 2003 4:03 AM
and use Open Pro rims laced to American Classic hubs (28 hole front and 36 back). They are light and strong. After 4000 miles I have only trued the rear a couple times and it was minimal. If you build them or have a builder do them (either is highly recommended)make sure to use a tensiometer and dial those babies in. That will be crucial at your stature.