Not trying to stir up poo,
But if you can hold 1500 watts for more than a a completely irrelevant spurt, you should ride what ever wheels your pro sponsor is suggesting.
Probably quite a few people on this forum can hit "1500w in a sprint" but it's hitting that number after 4 hours of racing, knowing when to hit it, and holding it that *might* get a pro team interested.
As for your choice, an ultra-light climbing specialist wheel doesn't seem like a good match for you or your terrain. If you want new, lighter wheels call Troy and see what he suggests. You could certainly drop a few hundred grams and still have an aero set which seems appropriate for you - say Zipp 285 rims/ 28 2x CX-Rays/ White Industries H1 hubs. I have a set like those but at 145lbs went 24 2x and find them plenty stiff for me. They're about 1200g.
Didn't expect this post to dredge up such animosity!
Certainly wasn’t trying to imply that I can sustain 1500 watts, only that from a power profile
standpoint I can burst up to that level and I don’t want my wheels to collapse because of it. My aim was to provide context towards my riding style, far too often I’ve seen posts asking for advice on components with no background – wheels that are designed for a 120lb climbing god are probably not a good match for me.
Just to clear this up too, my username is the name of a clothing line that I am launching (note the avatar). Part of the appeal of the name is that has to do with the many meanings of the word execute
. Clearly there is a negative connotation with the word executioner
but to execute is more neutral.
Either, way I am not in the capital punishment business and I do appreciate the OT opinion.