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American Classic wheels?...(5 posts)

American Classic wheels?...Bigburlymtnman
Dec 1, 2002 3:43 PM
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with American Classic road wheels, specifically the 350's and/or the 420's. I'm 16 y/old with 125 lbs on me, so I don't need to worry about beefiness. How do they ride? I'm looking for a good race wheel at a reasonable price, so don't worry about picking the less harsher of the two. Thanks a lot, i appreciate it.

re: American Classic wheels?...MXL02
Dec 1, 2002 6:15 PM
I have the 420's and they are really quick. I also have Mavic Ksyriums, and I think the AC's are quicker. No experience with Zipps or Campy Eurus or Neutrons. I am a Clydesdale, so you could use the 350's at your weight. They are plenty stiff and light. Good luck...hope they help you win.
re: American Classic wheels?...No_sprint
Dec 2, 2002 8:13 AM
I've got several pairs of wheels. My AmClassic 420s are my race day setup for my Campy ride currently. They are my lightest set. They are built for lightness and not durability in my opinion. My 420 front with skewers and tires is a full 200 grams lighter than my Nucleon front. They have held up to a couple full race efforts and a super bad pothole at high speed. I got them at the end of this years season so I haven't spent a year of nasty crits on them. So far so good. Awesome light and good bang for your buck. To get any lighter, you'd have to double your money down.
re: American Classic wheels?...IAmtnbikr
Dec 2, 2002 9:14 AM
I am 172 and been on the 350's from Mike Garcia with no troubles. Love them!
re: American Classic wheels?...wolfereeno
Jan 15, 2003 9:09 AM
What's the diff between the 350's from Mike or directly from American Classic?