I haven't been able to find a thread that covers this specifically, but I'm interested in:
- Aluminum braking surface
- Aero with a modern toroidal profile
- Reasonable-ish weight
- Clincher - these are for daily use and I'm not really prepared to go tubular
From what I've been able to find, these appear to be the options:
1) AL33 - Reasonably light at 1600 grams, with a modern aero profile. $875.
2) FLO cycling - the aluminum + carbon option seems possible - these are slightly heavy if you take the 60mm rim depth option - 1900 grams, but also reasonably priced at $1000.
I excluded the new dura-ace 9100 clincher options as those don't appear to have a toroidal aero profile, and don't seem as wide as the other two offerings.
Are there other options I'm overlooking?
Apologies if this has been covered before, I was unable to find a thread that covered current options.
In just for the Al33 done custom by prowheelbuilder in GA.
I got the ceramic surface for breaking and 24/28 setup with American classic hubs and laser zapim j bends and brass nipples. Weight 1627 with tubeless tape.
after 100miles these are my impressions.
The coating is a waste of money since it wears down the pads quick and after each ride I have this grey dust all over the wheels. I live in Miami which is super flat so imagine.
They roll nice and look even better. I like them better than my Reynolds assault SLG by how they look.
They fit a 23mm (actual 25mm) very nice. I'm using contis 4K s2.
There is moderate wind effect when letting go of the handle bars but surely less than with the Reynolds.
I hope this helps.
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