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Race wheels for clydesdale(4 posts)

Race wheels for clydesdaleyeah right
Dec 11, 2002 8:20 PM
I'm looking to get a pair of wheels for my race bike this year, to be used only for special events. I'm 215, probably down to 205 for competition.

If you capped your spending around $500, what would you get? Wheels must stand up to weight and be stiff enough to sprint on without fearing for my life. It'd be fun to get some zipps or something, but I don't think there is room in the budget for it.

Thanks in advance
re: Race wheels for clydesdaleMcAndrus
Dec 12, 2002 6:07 AM
The Ksyriums have an excellent reputation for durability but I don't own any. I do have a set of Campagnolo Protons for training and they are relatively light but incredibly durable. I'm 155 pounds but I'm very sure they'd carry your weight well.

If you need lighter wheels you might check out the Campy Neutrons (Nucleons?). They're more expensive but they're supposed to be just as durable as the Protons but lighter.
Campy Eurus at totalcycling!!weiwentg
Dec 12, 2002 8:52 AM
they were blowing out at $415; don't know what shipping is, but end result will probably be less than $500.
as for the Zipps, you might be surprised. I saw one set go on eBay for $500, including tires.
Mavic Reflex on Tubsniteschaos
Dec 12, 2002 3:26 PM
You can get a surprisingly light clincher setup from Colorodo cyclist consisting of DuraAce/Ultegra and open pro rims. My race set though (at 200lbs I've found Tubs to be the way to go) is Mavic Reflex Tubulars with Conti Sprinters. Lighter than K's, cheaper, and if anything does break, its standard issue so I don't have to wait on spokes to be ordered. Ultegra Hubs, Reflex rims (45 bucks brand new from Ebay) Conti Sprinters (60 for 2 from ebay) and 14/15 double butted spokes in the back and 14/17 double butted spokes in the front, 36 spoke wheels.