Ok... yeah, it's a dilemma for sure. New Dura Ace shouldn't affect the wheels however. They just want to get rid of the bike as a whole. I understand though since it's the only store with a 56 left in town. Just take it with the wheels on it then, and use them... like you say, they're not that bad, in fact they're probably quite totally fine, just not the latest and greatest. Don't even think about the new wheels for now. And by "old school rim depth of 16.2mm", I'm thinking you meant to say old school rim "width" (internal) of 16.2mm. Whereas the norm for "old school" internal rim width was/is 15mm. And lots of the newer stuff is 17mm internal rim width. The newest Shamal Ultras for example have an internal rim width of 17mm, and fit a 25mm tire perfectly, but you could go even wider for sure if you're so inclined. Your call... but if money is an issue, just go with the wheels it has, they are fine. With an internal rim width of 20+mm, just how big a tire are you planning to use on this bike? I find that for a nice road bike, 25mm is the max I'd want to go. And the 40mm profile is a nice looking wheel as well, if that means anything to you. Me thinks you are getting sucked down the marketing drain pipe and right now you're swirling around on top of the vortex. You can swim out, or get sucked to the bottom...
Thanks Colnago. Just the answer I needed to hear. With interbike and time on my hands not riding and this being the 1st road bike since 1990 that is new and a complete bike.
All my past bikes have ben just the frame and then putting on each component.
So looking forward to not paying for service for the next 3 years.
Also in terms of carbon non disc wheels, with what is going on in the industry with discs, any non disc carbon wheels in 2 years will be worth very little. Almost like tubular wheels. Even Enve and Zipp tubular wheels are selling at deep discounts.