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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:48 pm 
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I do realize that different aspects of this discussion has been raised several times before...

But... will I notice any difference the these wheelsets?

The bike is a Cannondale Synapse HiMod, year 2012 equipped with Mavic Ksyrium Elite S.

The weight penalty from:
Elite to Shimano DA 9000 CS24 is app. 170 grams
Elite to Fulcrum Racing Zero is app. 100 grams

All 3 wheels get very nice reviews. I want the best wheelset, and do not care so much about the looks (function over fashion!).

My budget is max the price of the Fulcrum Racing Zero (app. €1.000). I would love a pair of high quality high profile (35-50 mm) carbon clinchers, but I do not believe I can such a wheelset within my budget! Carbon clinchers within my budget I believe they are too heavy, and I do not like the idea of buying a used wheelset.

I mainly ride the relative flat terrain in Denmark. I participate in races (just for fun) and bike 3-4 times a week. My weight is app. 85 kg (185 pounds).

Will I ever notice the difference if I buy a new wheelset? or should I just put the money in the bank.

/Thomas


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:20 pm 
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Hi there,

Why have you limited your choice to these wheelsets ?

If you're new to racing and want to spend some $$$, get an affordable power solution and focus on training the best that you can.

If you really want to get new wheels, on your flat terrain the small weight differences really aren't a big deal, so yeh get yourself some deeper rims. With the budget you mention, consider some handbuilts. I've only heard good things about Gigantex.

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:38 pm 
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Agree with the above - whilst light wheels do spin up slightly quicker they really come into their own on the hills. Everyone has their opinion - often this is more about validating their own purchasing decisions than reflecting real world objective properties of the wheels in question.

I'd go for something along the lines of the RS61 35mm Shimano clinchers and save a few euros to spend on other things but I'm sure some will recommend other factory wheelsets, and others suggest the seductions of hand-builts.

Providing you avoid extremes it's a crap shoot really but there aren't any really poor factory wheels at the price you're looking at IMO.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:49 pm 
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If you are set on your choices, the DA c24 wheels/hubs are fantastic and are pretty noticeable in hub quality over the ksyriums. I haven't has as much experience with the racing zeros.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:09 pm 
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From those 3 choices, I also agree that the C24 is my top choice. I have ad all 3 and sold the other 2 sets. My C24's overall seem to be the best out of the box wheelset when you look at all parts of the discussion. I might look at the C35 also if you want something deeper, still has the great hub.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:44 am 
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Skriver lige på dansk, børkop har fulcrum på tilbud til 5500kr.. Så får du altså ikke bedre hjul til Danmark + de keramiske lejer er så lækre.. Har selv Red Passion udgaven :-)


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