Currently I race on a pair of aluminum tubulars built on 340s and Tune hubs. They're nice wheels and serve the purpose well. I race crits, rolling circuits and have a love of stage racing, so do my fair share of TTs and climbing. I've won some crits and an overall points jersey. I'm strong in TTs but have no dedicated TT bike as of yet. I'm a good climber, but not ultra light or strong enough to dominate there, much as climbing is my favorite thing to do. I have no carbon deep profile wheels, however, and have been wishing for some time to build up some ENVE SES customs. I'm simply unable to source the rims. Finances, life and all that.
I have, however, been able to work out a trade for either the new Bora Ultra 35s or some Ultra Twos. Not my ENVEs, but they are quite lovely and I ride Campy so I'm pretty happy, all things considered. Wondering two things:
Is there any major difference between the various release years of the Ultra Twos? Graphics I believe, but I'm honestly more a fan of the non-stealth, red and white decals, and the flat style of the lettering vs the bevels - but this isn't a deal breaker. I believe it's basically the same wheel though 2010-2013. Is that correct?
The harder question is which should I go with? I know it's really subjective, but I'll take advice. An option also, as I don't know what year the Ultra Twos will be, is to take the 35s and sell them without riding them (as they are a relatively newly released wheel) and build a pair of 3.4s or 6.7s on Alchemy hubs.
What would you do in my position?