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wheelset for racingpdg60
Apr 1, 2003 8:39 AM
Looking to buy a racing wheelset for this upcoming cross season.

I weigh about 190 lbs and am easy on my stuff. Any suggestions??

I was thinking Cane Creek but have not done much research.

Thanks all!
Apr 1, 2003 9:46 AM
Go with tubulars.
Tubulars Agreeatpjunkie
Apr 1, 2003 12:50 PM
find a veed tubie rim, get some good hubs and have them built up by a respected wheel guy to your size, and riding style.
as a rougher rider of 230 I just had my Rigida Crit Tubie rims laced to Ultegra Hubs 3x with brass nipples. should be indestructable. As far as the Canes, if you ride 20 lbs lighter than you are, feel free. IMHO riders over 175 shouldn't ride radial wheels in cx and barely in road. They don't work well with lateral flex from wider shoulders
Tubulars or run tubular clichersbuffalosorrow
Apr 1, 2003 4:18 PM
I was racking my brain on a new wheelset, but decided to stick with the 1 1/2 sets I already own, moskva rims laced 3x to chorus hubs. The1/2 set, rear moskva on a chorus 8 hub will be re-built to 9. I have a few nothing special front wheels. They are clichers, I ran the tufo tubular clichers, no problems, easy to use. Tufo also offers rim strips for tubulars, have not used them. I will continue using the tubular clinchers on clichers until they break or I get a free wheelset.
As I found in my last race of the season, two wheelsets will allow you complete the race, if you have a damaged set, roll off or flat on tubs/clincher. Poor fellow had a nice wheelset but had a roll off, and no spare.
Next season I will have two complete bikes
Tubulars or run tubular clichersatpjunkie
Apr 1, 2003 6:40 PM
run tub clincher on bike #2. yes 2 bikes is the way, but have a back up wheelset as well. ya never know.
Deep section Tubular Rims?triangleforge
Apr 2, 2003 9:03 AM
I've only found a few deep section aluminum (read: in my price range) rims out there in tubular, and even fewer sources for the handful of modelss out there. My current main race wheeels are old Wolber Profil something-or-other rims with a fairly shallow aero profile (a lot like the Sun tubular rim, though I think the Wolber's heavier). FiR also makes an SRG 30 tubular, 30mm deep, that looks pretty good, although kinda heavy at 540g. FiR rims & wheels are imported by Red Rose Imports at I'm not familiar with the Rigida rim you're using -- any link or other info you can share?
Deep section Tubular Rims? Good Deal on rimsalansutton
Apr 2, 2003 10:13 AM
I found ThorUSA has Ambrosio Futura deep dish aero tubular rims for $19 each, so I bought 5. Not the lightest, but dam cheap and durable. Look great too.
Deep section Tubular Rims?atpjunkie
Apr 2, 2003 11:14 AM
some guys been selling sets of them on ebay. type tubular in the search. been going for about 40 a pair.
Deep section Tubular Rimsbuffalosorrow
Apr 2, 2003 4:46 PM
Look into the Mavic cxp30's , I believe that mavic has discontinued this model. I am running these on my singlespeed, no problems. I commute every day and raced half the season on the bike. At one point they were available as tubulars and as clinchers...
thanks for the replies!!pdg60
Apr 4, 2003 2:00 PM
I'll have to marinate on them for a while and figure it out.

Leaning toward CXP-33's with a higher end hubset...
Does Mavic still make this rim? Guess I could check the website.

Thanks again all.
thanks for the replies!!atpjunkie
Apr 4, 2003 2:59 PM
I think they do. get the tubies if possible
haven't used tubies...pdg60
Apr 9, 2003 11:43 AM
for cross or road and all I ever hear is how different (read better) the ride is.

I am reluctant to switch from my clinchers (easy to mount, decent ride quality, etc), why should I?

Thanks again.