:D This is my first post on WW.
then welcome to the weight weenies forum!
Need some advice / encouragement. Buying some new wheels from Mike at Oddsandendos.com for my C-40. These will be all arounders, for climbing, fast club rides, and some training.
IMO, It depends how well the colour of the rims goes with your C40's paintjob. (most C40's i've seen have every colour in the spectrum represented, so you might be on the safe side here
I personally don't like it when parts have colours that are only almost the same shade. I've seen a factory built red De Rosa Vega with red stem, saddle, hanlebartape and wheels, where every single one of these parts had a *different* shade of red. Awful!
black is very neutral and might also be easier to sell when you think of an upgrade later on. I advise against black spokes for religious reasons - i like to see the sun reflecting on shiny polished rims...
But your own taste should be the only thing that matters here - after all, its your bike and you have to like its looks (same thing as with women)
For the weight issue, if you are not attempting to make your bike "superlight", 40g difference is nothing.
Even when i built my 6.4kg Scott, i took some weight penalties for looks(Record front derailleur instead of the DA, Mavic brakes instead of FRM or Cat, Tune stem instead of "The Stem", also red or yellow tires will never touch my rims if i can help it, may they be as light as they like)
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