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Lightweight wheelset?(4 posts)

Lightweight wheelset?KMan
Oct 29, 2001 12:47 PM
Buying a 2002 Cannondale R900 and it comes stock with Mavic Cosmos. From my weight wennie experiences in MTB racing I know this is the first place to loose the most effective weight. From what I could find the Cosmos weights in at around 1790 grams and retails for around $300. Any suggestions for a lightweight hand build wheelset for under $400.00. I am using American Classic Hubs for my MTB bike and like them so far....How about the Road hubs?
What size spokes, alloy nipples ok on road builds?
Thanks for any suggestions

185 lbs
Use would be road training, some centuries and possibly start getting into racing.

re: Lightweight wheelset?Dog
Oct 29, 2001 12:50 PM
Mavic Open Pro, 32 spoke, 15/16 spokes, aluminum nipples front, Dura Ace hubs. That should do it.

re: Lightweight wheelset?Woof the dog
Oct 29, 2001 5:03 PM
yup, absolutely. go 2 cross front and back, hehe. I am still laughing at all the suckers buying heavy wheelsets thinking they are actually lighter than the regular style. Make sure you get black spokes...they will be yuppier.

Had a conversation with a friend. He claims that Mavic Ksyrium is a stronger wheel than my /28 dt rev. spoke 2cross velocity aerohead rims durace hubs/ wheel. Logic tells me that since my wheel has more spokes than Ksyrium, it should be stronger/will hold up on rough terrain better overtime. But then, Ks. spokes are thick and aluminum. Whats the answer????????


re: Lightweight wheelset?pmf1
Oct 30, 2001 4:58 AM
I recently bought a set of Dave's Aerologhts. Cost $520 (including shipping) and weigh 1435 grams/set. Its a little over your price range I guess. He has other wheels as well ( They're built of American Classic hubs, Saipan oval spokes and Velocity rims. I believe American Classic also sells prebuilt wheels in the $400 price range that are almost as light.