I've been looking for a wheelset for training for a few weeks now and most wheels under 250 dollars are 1700-2300grams. Well I found a set of these carbon wheels for my budget but the only thing is they didn't get great reviews, but most of the reviews are from 2005.
Anyone else have any experience with these wheels?
For 200 I plan on just running them hard and next year spend some more money on a decent wheelset.
I had 2 pairs of the Supersonics (sold one recently). I kept one pair as a back up set/rain wheelset because I like they way they hold speed. They provide a comfortable ride, are relatively stiff.
I spoke to the guy who was building these wheels and he said that he suggested to his managers that the wheels have a weight limit but they declined to add that caveat to the wheel spec. He said that the rim was not that strong even with the carbon fairing bonded to it. I am 170lbs.
The wheels feel very fast but the spokes will go out of true because they either didn't use spoke prep or the nipples are garbage. I had a front wheel go out of true, then the back one. I sent the back one to Wheelbuilders.com and they swapped out all of the nipples and put in ProLock nipples, been true ever since. So, at your weight I would say the wheels will not hold up very well.