So many options!
I have started making a detailed spreadsheet and graph of all the wheels im looking at and there is alot.
I'd buy some boyd 50mm tubs for $900, figure a couple hundred for tires...I'd then take the other $900, and apply it to the rest of the bike - perhaps a groupset upgrade, some ee brakes, and / or cranks.
I Cant get on their website, my interweb is very limited. I saw a picture of them thats about it; Ill search this site and see what comes up. I do like the price and the idea of having $ for other things is appealing. My goal however is to get a set that I'd ideally keep for years as a 'race' set.
Bladed vs. double butted 14/15. If you have the legs to sustain speeds where aero makes a difference and if you are at the level that this difference would be significant to your end result then, yes, they worth the extra cost. If you look at them strictly from the best value angle, they don't worth the extra cost for the typical rec rider or wknd racer. However they do look cool and we have been trained to "expect" them on the high end wheels. Unfortunately, they did not buy me anything else but looks...
EDIT: I should also mention the minimal weight difference between the two although I do believe it is ill advised to select spokes on weight difference.
Thanks, I also found (on this site) that the aerolites have a 6.2mm elbow vs 7mm for the CX's meaning the spokes will be closer to the hub where they meet, this difference, although marginal, phtsically makes sense in terms of why the wouldnt (nay, shouldnt) break as often. Im still In love with the custom idea.
Also, Im primarily looking at:
Zipp FC 303 Tubs
Shimano DA C35 Tubs
Custom Enve 45/65 tubs on King R45s
Starting to look at HED wheels as well
Starting to look at Reynolds too
I'll be researching the BOYDs as much as i can (attractive price) but I also heard they are the ebay/china wheels with stickers.
If anyone can help me add or eliminate any one of these wheels, id appreciate it. My internet is very limited and i can only do so much research on this site (only bike forum i can get on out here