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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:15 am 
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The aforementioned wheels are basically in my top 3 at the moment. I would like aero wheels to see what all the fuss is about but I do a good amount of climbing. Not really sure what to do. I do some racing and a small gain in efficiency above 20mph would probably make a big difference. The bullet 50's seem like the best deal at under $700 from UK but they're on the heavy side compared to the shamal. The flo might be an inbetween choice but I'm not sold on them versus campy wheels which I believe will be solid.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:46 am 
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http://www.boydcycling.com/2016-altamon ... ear-wheel/


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:01 am 
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Zonda c17, just bought one, was very impressed coming from Pacenti SL23 and HED Belgium C2 previously.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:13 pm 
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Multebear wrote:
http://www.boydcycling.com/2016-altamont-alloy-clincher-rear-wheel/


Another vote for Altamont. I'm ordering my second set of these.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:42 am 
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@mpulsiv what is your experience with the Altamonts? Do you find them durable enough? And have you given them some km's in bad weather? I find them very interesting.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:51 pm 
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Multebear wrote:
@mpulsiv what is your experience with the Altamonts? Do you find them durable enough? And have you given them some km's in bad weather? I find them very interesting.


Yes, the wheels are durable. I ordered 24/28 spokes for extra stiffness and durability. I'm a firm believer that penalty of 8 extra spokes is well worth it and it's irrelevant of rider weight, whether you are 120 lbs. or 200 lbs.
The only other wheelset I would consider next to Boyd Altamont is AForce Al33 viewtopic.php?t=140364



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:18 pm 
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IMO you need to know what's the purpose of the wheelset you want to buy, clearly. Bullets and Shamals are totally different.

Anyway, I'd not buy 50mm alloy wheels. If you want aerodynamics, carbon wheels. Alloy rims for an aero wheelset put a lot of weight, they were made only for people who don't want tubulars or cannot pay for them and still want aero wheels, but they are IMO the worst type of wheelset you can buy. That's the reason why all manufacturers started to build carbon tyre wheels.

If I were you, I'll go for Shamal without any doubt. Or better, Zondas and then put ceramic bearings on them!


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