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Would it be a sin...(11 posts)

Would it be a sin...Cheezhead
Oct 11, 2002 8:56 AM
To put these wheels (AM Classic 420's):

On this frameset (2003 Look KG381i)?

As you can probably tell, i'm having some issues in deciding what wheelset to go with. I kinda want to stay away from Ksyriums. I was considering the Zipp 303 clinchers but heard they have some failure problems. Now I'm thinking about the 420's and maybe even the HED Alps?? I have slight weight-weenie syndrome, so I want to keep the wheels <= 1500g. Decisions decisions!! Any help would REALLY be appreciated!

Say Cheez
if having a nice wheelset is a sin....Smoothie
Oct 11, 2002 9:10 AM
...than yes don't buy them!

Seriously why would you NOT put the 420's on there? From what people are saying they are a pretty good wheelset. I'm looking forward to getting mine next week actually.

IMHO the Zipp and the Alps are in another price/performance range. I think the 420's are geared more towards the mavic and velocity markets.

Nice frame by the way! I would take the stickers off the 420's so they match the stealth 381i
Hey I just got mine...MXL02
Oct 11, 2002 9:18 AM
Very light, very smooth. The stickers still look like sh%t in my opinion, but if you're pedaling fast, no one will notice. :-). Ordered some Ksyriums also (on sale at WCP) will test both and let you all know how they compare.
Hey I just got mine...fbg111
Oct 11, 2002 10:16 AM
I'm especially interested in how they compare, as I'm looking at the Kyseriums and any good alternatives. Will you please post a thread on your impressions once you've ridden both?
Yup. nmMXL02
Oct 11, 2002 10:50 AM
re: Would it be a sin...No_sprint
Oct 11, 2002 10:11 AM
No problem. If you don't like the stickers, I don't either, take them off. Get the black hub and maybe even black spokes if you'd like as well.

FWIW, one of my rides is a Ciocc with DA and sometimes Rev-Xs! Gets a lot of looks and feels and lifts.
Campy Nucleons are all black too, or Eurus, nice choice. NMSpunout
Oct 11, 2002 10:23 AM
Why not LOOK's new carbon wheelsDave Hickey
Oct 11, 2002 10:45 AM
Why not LOOK's new carbon wheelsakjohn
Oct 11, 2002 2:03 PM
I am upgrading the wheels on my Look. Do you the price of these wheels?
They may be aero, but they're not especially light . . .Look381i
Oct 11, 2002 3:16 PM
in the clincher mode. From Look:

HR carbon : smooth profiled : internal foam with external carbon structure
Number of rims : front : 18, rear 24
Weight : Front tubular : 629 grs
Rear tubular : 851 grs
Front clincher : 730 grs
Rear clincher : 949 grs (weight without quick release, can be + /- 5 %)
Hub : with waterproof bearings and lubricant pre-treatment
Delivered with : a valve expander, a quick release and a rim tool. (cover for the clincher wheel set).
Color options : Carbon white and red / Carbon silver. Black hub, rims, and quick release
re: Would it be a sin...No_sprint
Oct 11, 2002 10:52 AM
I think set of the new reynolds wheels would look orgasmic on a new 486.