Snagged this frameset on ebay without knowing too much about them. Groupset will probably be Force 22 as this will be a budget build but open to ideas.
Any advice on lightweight alloy clinchers for the build? Something in the 1400g range and ~$1000. So far considering HED Ardennes SL, DA 9000 C24, or Industry Nine I25.
Any feedback on the I9's? I know they are less of a well known brand, but they get good feedback from what I hear. Do the benefits of a wider rim on the HED and I9 truly trump the weight penalty over the C24's?
Also does anyone have any real-world feedback on these frames? Lastly should I go white or black tape and saddle.
Thanks for the input and ideas.