New wheels and new Nikon SLR camera, decided to play a little. Played with different lighting and effects in the backyard.
When I built up the bike I hoped, wished, longed (and little lusting) for some Hyperon Ultras or Bora Ultras. However, even working at a shop, I still could not justify the cost and wanted something much lighter. This is weightweenies right?
For this reason I built up the C-4/Reynolds MV32's. In retrospec, I wish I would have saved a little more, waited, whatever, and used some Tune hubs or something other than the C-4. They have been on/off trouble since day one.
This brings us to now. Called a friend about using his 11-27 for Levi's Gran Fondo and says, "sure, hey by the way, I picked up some 404's and selling the Hyperons. I just glued two Vittoria Corsa evo Cx tubbies on and had the CULT bearings put in. They're yours for a $1000." WHAAAAAAT!
This guy has gone through bikes and wheels like it's his favorite drink mix. Saw him the next afternoon and on the bike, out the door I went.
Immediatly I can tell these are stiffer wheels. Maybe the larger hubs/axles? Maybe the heavier rims? Combination of both. MV32's are 900g, these 1220ish. Notice the weight, but the sensation of being more responsive, stiffer, and actually more comfortable, overcame any weight gain. AND they roll OH SO SMOOTH!! CULT bearings vs. itsy bitsy cartrige bearings is much apparent. Braking on them I feel is actually better
then Reynolds with their cyro blue pads. They modulate exactly like a brake should. Give a little, get a little. Their is absolutely no pulsing in the lever; no matter how hard I'm braking.
Very similar shots, but was messing around with the light and how it shimmered
off the carbon.