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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:50 pm 
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After years of not caring about aero, I decided to jump on the aero train with a new wheel set.

I'm not looking for very deep wheels, but more like an all around set. I'm quite light (<130 lbs) and it can get windy around here. Main features I'm looking for: clincher, good braking quality, not too heavy, quality hubs. And I really don't want to spend more than $1,500 so Zipps / ENVEs aren't an option.

After a brief research I found that the HED Jet series delivers a good value on paper. Not too heavy, alloy brake tracks very wide rims, lot of options (Jet 4/5/6). Is HED respected among the aero weenies? Are they comparable with bigger players?

Can you recommend something else based on my main objectives? I'm a big shimano fan, but the new c60 will be quite heavy and the c50s are quite old and I'm not digging their design. Based on my requirements how deep should I go?


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HEDs are good wheels. The disc version is being used at the Olympics on the U.S. team. The Jet 4 Plus should suit you well. They are 46mm deep and are wide which will give you a host of advantages. You should run 25mm tires on these in particular the Conti 4000 S II 25mm. If you are in the U.S. you could send me a private mail and I'll refer you to someone who will give you a nice discount on any Hed wheels.

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I'm 140lbs and it can get pretty windy around here at times. If I were to do it again, I'd probably go for a ~45mm rim for something a bit more balanced. 60mm isn't that bad, but it does require more attentiveness in windy conditions, especially while descending.

Do note that the 25mm wide +'s make tires wide, so make sure your frame has the clearance.

As for their aero chops, they've tested to be incredibly quick throughout the years, and this iteration is no different.

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