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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 1:59 am 
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On today's ride going up a climb I broke a drive side spoke on my first gen Campagnolo Hyperon Tubular wheel.I have to call one of my who lives in the area to pick me up. I have put maybe 3k+ miles on the wheelset at 200lbs at the most.was wondering which a good low profile lightweight wheelset for a Clydesdale like me.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:09 am 
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Look into the wider rims like the pacenti or those on the Hed wheels. They'll make a stiffer stronger wheel while still being low profile. The handling is also arguably better.


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:54 pm 
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I'd second erics recommendation of the Hed or Pacentis. Those could be a great option for a daily driver and both of them have a solid strength to weight ratio.

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 4:03 am 
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nismosr wrote:
I broke a drive side spoke

If it's only a spoke, why not have it replaced and have the wheel re-tensioned by a good wheel builder?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:45 pm 
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I figure I'll piggyback onto this thread, rather than start a new one. I'm looking at getting a new wheelset built up to replace a set of RS-10s (heavy as heck, but I have to say they've been pretty bombproof... no issues whatsoever).

I'm mostly a weekend/fair weather rider; I don't race, don't really do much in the way of sprinting, and there's not much in the way of climbing to do around here. I weigh under 210 (95 kg) even on my fat days. Usually closer to 200-205 (90-93 kgs).

I was thinking the Pacenti SL23 to Tune 70/170 with CX-Rays. Prior to the recall, I had been thinking Alchemy (but I guess that's off the table for the next while). I'm thinking 28/32, or am I worrying too much and would 24/28 be fine?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Saoi wrote:
I'm mostly a weekend/fair weather rider; I don't race, don't really do much in the way of sprinting, and there's not much in the way of climbing to do around here.


If you don't climb, race, or sprint I wonder why weight is important to you?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:44 pm 
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Same reason I buy nicer scotch, better stereo equipment, or nice kitchen gadgets. Losing weight from the ol' steed is a fun hobby, and I've been wanting to treat myself to a new set of wheels for awhile.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:36 pm 
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But light doesn't mean nicer. It generally means more fragile and more expensive. If you aren't sprinting or climbing, you aren't encountering situations where the lighter weight has a noticeable effect.

But if you really want it anyway, I'd recommend a DT240 rear with the sticker removed and an Alchemy front, for the light and durable sweet spot ... and 28r and 20f on the spokes.

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