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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:18 pm 
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Hello,

I ride a Colnago Super in Saronni paintscheme with modern Campy/3T components. It came to 9.5 kilos for a size 59... not too bad.

http://velospace.org/node/48128

The only thing that was not as I planned was the wheelset: a Fulcrum Racing 5.

I was more into a Nemesis/Record wheelset but since I am doing audaxes I prefer the safety of clinchers.

I am looking to this setup

Ambrosio Excellence S.S.C rims
Campy Record 28h hubs
DT Super Comp spokes
DT Brass nipples

Ambrosio Excellence S.S.C rims
Ambrosio Zenith 28h hubs
DT Super Comp spokes
DT Brass nipples

The second setup saves me 130 dollars and both end up being around 1500 gr. wheelsets without QR while the Racing 5s are 1685 gr.

KNowing that in a steel bike of 9.5 kilos 150 grams less does not mean much, if I go to one of the above setup would it improve my rolling enough to worth the cost ? Aesthetically a box rim wheelset with 28 silver spokes is also more beautiful with a nice pair of Veloflex Master with the classic sidewall for this bike imho.

Your opinion for each setup? Does it worth going this route? Are the changes just looks ?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:20 pm 
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could be looking around for some 28h record hubs for a looong time

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:34 pm 
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Dont have an issue getting record 28h. Does it worth the 130$ difference though?


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Worrying about the rolling resistance of each hub (which would be negligible) when you're on a bike that heavy is missing the forest for the trees.

Me, I'd stick with it all Campag where possible - especially given they make great hubs. But depends on how much 'matchy matchy' matters to you.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:28 pm 
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Since I bought a SRAM s30al race, I promises myself never buy any factory build again. Custom build is the way to win ;) your second set up look perfect and its will last for a long time.


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