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American Classic 420 wheels?(4 posts)

American Classic 420 wheels?my327vette
Apr 7, 2003 8:00 PM
Hi, I am trying to find a new, lighter pair of wheels for faster training and group rides. I am around 195 pounds and currently riding the stock bontrager wheels that came on my Trek 5200. Based on an earlier post, I have already ruled out Zipp wheels due to my weight and the fact that I don't race. Another pair of wheels that I am considering are the American Classic 420 wheels. I was checking out the American Classic website, and it said that they custom build these wheels based on your weight, which would be good for someone in my weight range. Can anyone offer any opinions on these wheels and if they would be a good choice for me? Thanks!
re: American Classic 420 wheels?<--- check components forum...russw19
Apr 7, 2003 8:37 PM
There is a thread about this same question in the Components forum... read my reply to that question there. I talk about my 420's, the build, and who to talk to at American Classic if you want to ask them for advice....

Carbon110 had a set. . .js5280
Apr 8, 2003 9:05 AM
Here's his remarks from a post not far below: I was on a regular training ride that I do often. I had just received the day before my American classic 420 with a custom spoke count. I found the wheels to be very smooth, the most quiet wheels I have ever ridden, and they accelerate it seems faster then most wheels I have riddn. Although, this was only after two rides before they were destroyed by the car accident.

Get well soon Carbon110.
re: American Classic 420 wheels?No_sprint
Apr 8, 2003 12:40 PM
I've got a pair. They are my lighest wheelset. I'm racing them currently. I've hit some vicious potholes at speed with them and they survive. In holding them and working with them, it becomes obvious they are built for lightness and not bulletproofness. My Nucs feel much more solid. They are significantly heavier than the 420s. All in all, they get good marks so far. Take notice of their technical files and recommended use/handling/maintenance.