Velocity Escape or carbons tubulars?

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by skiezo

I have a set of hubs that I found while digging through some stuff in boxes. The hubs are WI LTA 28 hole rear/AC micro
front 24 hole. Both of these are cira 2005. DA 7800 groupset.
I am looking at building a set of everyday tubulars. I am undecided between these two rims.
I know the escape are great rims and will last if built right. 24F 28R
As the carbons go I was looking at farsport 24mm 24 hole F 38mm 28 hole rear.
I am looking for the pros/cons of both rims/wheels.
I would also like some suggestions on the best build for the rears. Fronts will be radially laced. Spokes will be laser most likely. But cx-ray will also be an option.
I am 160# and ride mostly solo 40 to 60 miles on semi decent semi hilly terrain.
Aprox. weight of both builds?

Thanks Skiezo

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by jdp211

As an everyday, lightweight wheelseet, I'd go with the escapes. They're proven, and everyday-wise, an alloy brake track will serve you better.

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by Zen Cyclery

I'd go with the Escapes. Carbon isn't worth going for IMO unless your willing to get the well developed and tested options.

The Escapes are proven, and I think for the price they have much better value.

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