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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:34 am 
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Hi,

Currently contemplating either of
Enve ses 2.2 tubular
Shimano c24 tubular

or as a wildcard, the token c28 arsenal clinchers (claimed weight at around 1200grams).

Wheels will go on my F8, DA Di2 build on climbing days. Any obvious reason to select one vs. the other?
When will Shimano release their new wheels? (C24s have been around since like 2013 now)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:47 am 
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for really lightweight tubulars surely you should be thinking about AX Lightness. 835 grams.

For really great bang for buck, throwing in pretty great performance, aero, good in crosswinds, proven robustness and good looks, look no further than Bora One's. 1200 grams (mine were 1187) and brilliant (35's).

Whatever you do put Veloflex Records on, even if it is just for one hit out. 187g and beautiful supple rubber, making the best of good wheels. (If you end up with wide rims the width may be an issue however).

My vote is for the Gipfelsturm. 1025 grams and only 575 on rear. Combine that with a Light tyre and SRAM Cassette and you're sub 1kg on rear wheel and i think that makes a difference, if only in your head, as you are pushing yourself going up hills.


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Talk to wheelbuilder you can get something as light or lighter (not lighter than ax lightness but close) and just as reliable as those two factory options.

Braking performance is no better on branded carbon rims you know. I have been using an unbranded 38 mm deep carbon rim for a while they weigh 300g and they work well. You can how a very light 1000g to 1150g set can result without a huge spend. The branded rims simply give buyers a comfort blanket of "quality". I would instead find a wheel builder you trust and save a lot of money and get a wheel set that performs just the same.

You could have a build with white industries t11 hubs or buy two sets for what you pay for enve or shimano c24 tubular wheels. You get my point. I know the set I will be doing for myself when the hubs arrive will be around 1000g the hubs have to arrive first though.

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I would go for a pair of slightly used Gipfelsturms (unless you can afford em new).

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:41 am 
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Shimano wheels are great, I would go that way.


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