Hello to everyone!
I currently ride on HED Stinger 4 and ZIPP FC 404 (both tubulars). I am not really happy with the 404. It's too deep as all-round wheel in my opinion and not super cool for racing due to being to flex and hitting brake pads while sprinting. On the other side, I am quite happy with the Stinger 4 (I used Stinger 6 a bit too, so I have some comparison here). Fairly light for climbing, still with aero benefits. Unfortunately, seems like my rear wheel it's going slowly to it's end as I use it in 99% of cases. I was thinking to build a new one but seems like HED has dropped the 46mm deep rims.
So I started to think about a new wheelset and seems like I'm mainly focused on the ENVE 3.4. I've been googling for a while but still have some questions about it.
The first one is rather easy. Is it possible to make conversion from Shimano to Campy and vice versa? I guess it depends on a hub that is used. As ENVE offers the wheels with 4 different hubs, how about the possibility with them?
And here is my main question regarding choosing the right hubs. I know the CK are really nice but I am not convinced to them I currently use Campy and I read about issues with CK with Campy with adjustments and a quick changing wheels if needed.
Unfortunately, there is no much information about the ENVE Carbon Hub. Has anyone already ridden on them and have some judgment? Especially in comparison to other offered by ENVE. I believe, the DT SWISS 240 would be still fine, however why not to consider better options if possible?
Durability and stiffness are the main factors here I guess. Worth to pay extra?
Also, from this forum I know that basically everyone recommends the Alchemy hubs. As I live in Europe, I think it's not an easy option to me. I haven't heard about any wheelbuilders in Europe who use ENVE rims (and Alchemy hubs). Ordering from the US directly would be rather expensive especially if adding shipping costs, customs etc.
However, maybe I am wrong here, and some Europeans already experienced with it?
Looking forward to hear your comments.
EDIT: I just noticed some weird data at enve.com regarding wheel weight. The 3.4 weights 1272g and 4.5 weights 1281g (both tubular w/ enve hub). In which case is a typo?