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New Race Wheels Recommendation(1 post)

New Race Wheels Recommendationkinger
Jan 4, 2003 1:45 PM
Ok, the first races start early February here in AZ and I need to procure a new set of race wheels. These wheels will be for racing only. I do and will train on another pair. I am 6'1" and my race weight is between 160 and 165. I want the usual, light and stiff. Wheels I'm considering:

Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL
Bontrager Race-X Lite
Velomax Ascent Comp
American Classic CR350
Zipp 303 (probably out of my budget)

I prefer clincher but will consider tubulars. I've heard mostly good things about the Ksyrium's and the Race x lites but haven't heard or read much about the Velomax wheels. I'm intrigued by the light weight of the CR350's but am concerned about stiffness. My budget is $600 max but preferably closer to $500. Basically, I'm looking for opinions on these wheelsets as well as recommendations to consider others and why.

Thanks in advance!