Lightweight Wheelset for racing

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

Are Mavic good quality?

Yes, Mavic are the best
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Mavic were the best and their top end wheels are still good
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Considering the competition Mavic are overpriced, shop around.
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Mavic never were the best and remain a mediocre wheel building company
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Oswald
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by Oswald

Mario gave us a rear wheel a while ago to fix it... It was an Edco hub... don't know what rim it was... might have been a Corima, but I'm not sure... not even sure if it was his wheel... might have been from a friend or team mate...

by Weenie


Joel
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by Joel

They are from Cattoir, he uses his own rims which are made by Corima with Edco hubs or the hubs you give him

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spaniardclimber
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by spaniardclimber

Does Cattoir have a webpage?

Joel
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by Joel

No, you have to ask him, but I don't think he will make them to export the wheels to Spain.

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Bruiser
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by Bruiser

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=550&start=30 has a list of light weight wheels, though I am unable to find Spada on the web.

The American Classic 350 appears to be the best value of money at 1320g and $800. http://www.amclassic.com/350_Wheels.html

AC Mag 300 weighing 1207g cost $995 http://www.amclassic.com/Mag_300_Wheels.html

Anyone else shopping for a price competitive lightweight wheelset?

Brian

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Superlite
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by Superlite

AM classic 350 are $600, $700 with Sapim X-ray spokes. 1320g weight is from 28/32 spoke count and X-Ray spokes, under 1300g with 24/28 count.

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Ye Olde Balde One
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by Ye Olde Balde One

Bruiser wrote:http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=550&start=30 has a list of light weight wheels, though I am unable to find Spada on the web.

The American Classic 350 appears to be the best value of money at 1320g and $800. http://www.amclassic.com/350_Wheels.html

AC Mag 300 weighing 1207g cost $995 http://www.amclassic.com/Mag_300_Wheels.html

Anyone else shopping for a price competitive lightweight wheelset?

Brian


www.spadabike.com

The website needs updating though.

I checked the weight of my Stiletto X-Light wheelset, they ae actually 1272gm :!:
Ride lightly!

Franzam
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by Franzam

@Ye Olde Balde One
not with the actually Alex rims, isn´t it? The rims are 400g front and 430 rear, and stiffer than the AC 350?
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Ye Olde Balde One
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by Ye Olde Balde One

Franzam wrote:@Ye Olde Balde One
not with the actually Alex rims, isn´t it? The rims are 400g front and 430 rear, and stiffer than the AC 350


No it's with the CR-350 and CX-Ray
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drew
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by drew

Superlite wrote:AM classic 350 are $600, $700 with Sapim X-ray spokes. 1320g weight is from 28/32 spoke count and X-Ray spokes, under 1300g with 24/28 count.


Is it really $100 extra for X-ray spokes?

Franzam
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by Franzam

Are the 350s stiff enough for You?
I will get mine lighter, and I don´know ,AC or my old Araya ctl 370?
The second wheelset i will build with the magnesium rims ( when they are strong enough for marathons ins the alps )

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Yeah, $100 extra, kind of expensive.

Hey Franzam here.

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=1849

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Tsielio
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by Tsielio

cattoir NO corima stuff, even better: stronger
deep carbon rims very good

jim
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by jim

drew, retail price on cx-ray spokes is around $2... you do the math... they are cool spokes, but pricey...

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Bruiser
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by Bruiser

$700 for the weight is very good. Has anyone used/owned a pair?

The spoke number concerns me a little, but the price is right.

Brian

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