So, last night I built up the wheels. First off- working with carbon hoops is so much easier than with aluminum... Because of the depth of the rim and the fact that it's carbon it stays round and true with much less effort... but I digress.
Building the wheels was a piece of cake, and I have them trued, tensioned, dished and round to about 98%. I'll compete the process tonight.
As soon as I can get a digital scale I'll weight them but that might not be until they have tires on them as I don't actually know anyone with a scale... Though I'm posting on WW, I myself am not too much of a WW...
There was another poster who built a set with almost identical specs and his came to 1299g or so... ( viewtopic.php?f=14&t=70015
The calculated weights I have are (taken from photos of these items on various people's digital scales found on the intertubes):
Front Rim: 397g
Rear Rim: 410g
Front Hub: 68g
Rear Hub: 210g
Total: 1297g (so roughly around 1300g
While not featherweight, for a set of 50mm wheels that's damn good. Of course I could have gone much lighter if I would have bought a superlight set of hubs. As it is, I bought a set on eBay for $110. I'm going to race these wheels (criterium and road races) until I destroy them and as such I don't need a set of Tune hubs or something similar.
I bought the spokes from a shop where they give me cost on everything... You can buy hubs and spokes form HongFu- I believe they use Chosen hubs (same as I have) and Pillar aero bladed spokes. You can also have them build them to your spec- so if you wanted a 32 hole 4x rear they'd do it. I chose to build mine up as I wanted to learn how to build wheels and the DT Aerolite spokes are lighter, stronger and well, better than the Pillar spokes.
My first choice was for 60mm tubulars but Jenny at HongFu told me that there would be a 30-40 day lead time to fabricate them. On the plus side I wouldn't have been required to leave a deposit... Ultimately I went with the 50mm as I didn't feel like waiting. I'm now considering building a set of 20mm and 90mm. (all 3 sets would cost about $1800.. the Eastons I just sold MSRP'd for 2k and I Pro deal-ed them for $1200).
I wanted the matte black 3k carbon as the Colnago M10 I'm getting for next season will also be matte black 3k... And you know what they say about the shades matching the carpet...