Choosing wheels

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misterq
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by misterq

background before question:

137 Lb road racer , own Reynolds aero 58s

So looking for a second wheelset to use once racing season starts. Want to get a wider set since my heavy duty wheels are not and want a simple change over since as a pit wheel if put "training wheels" on not sure I could use my brakes haha.

Wants:
Sub 1450 gram
around 24-26mm width
Depth not too worried
$600 max
can ride April-Sept when not on the 58s

What I am looking at:

Boyd Altamont Lite with CX Rays and Bitex Hubs
Farsports 30 or 38mm carbon clinchers with bitex and cx rays 25mm wide

open to other idea

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misterq
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by misterq

c'mon no one haha

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mpulsiv
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by mpulsiv

Boyd Altamont is a fantastic wheelset. I have a deeper version (e.g. 30mm). Lite version could be just a bit over 1500 grams. Rims are high quality with ~10mm brake track, great hubs, brass nipples, CX-Ray spokes. I have been training and racing on these with joy. From my direct experience, the only other wheelset of this caliper is Campagnolo Zonda C17 https://m.probikekit.com/bicycle-wheels ... 49819.html, reported ~1500 grams as well.
Campagnolo Scirocco C17 (35mm deep) is my race wheels, which are deeper and heavier than Zonda. I love to attack on hills as they climb like no other.
Boyd rim profile is modern "U" shape with almost 20mm wide inner and 24mm wide outer. Scirocco and Zonda is "V" shape rim with 17mm wider inner and 22.5mm outer.
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charlieboy52000
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by charlieboy52000

misterq wrote:background before question:

137 Lb road racer , own Reynolds aero 58s

So looking for a second wheelset to use once racing season starts. Want to get a wider set since my heavy duty wheels are not and want a simple change over since as a pit wheel if put "training wheels" on not sure I could use my brakes haha.

Wants:
Sub 1450 gram
around 24-26mm width
Depth not too worried
$600 max
can ride April-Sept when not on the 58s

What I am looking at:

Boyd Altamont Lite with CX Rays and Bitex Hubs
Farsports 30 or 38mm carbon clinchers with bitex and cx rays 25mm wide

open to other idea


Check the aforce33 aluminum set. Has very positive reviews.


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bm0p700f
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Also try a wheelset witht he Kinlin XR31T/RT. cheaper than all the above and as novemeber cycles has shown it is quite aero and real world yaw angles.

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misterq
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by misterq

through pro wheel builder with CX rays and Bitex hubs they Altamont Lites would be sub 1400g

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