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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:51 pm 
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Ok been told my Mavics are too heavy,what wheels should i go for,they have to be clinchers and be good for the bike course of the Lanzarote Ironman(rough roads and very hilly)...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:26 pm 
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piertown wrote:
Ok been told my Mavics are too heavy,what wheels should i go for,they have to be clinchers and be good for the bike course of the Lanzarote Ironman(rough roads and very hilly)...


Personally I wouldnt take any notice of them and use the Mavics, I've got a set of Lightweights, Ksyriums and last years Dura Ace and to be honest I reckon the biggest difference is in your head. Ksyriums are good enough for Iban Mayo to kick ass up Ventoux so I reckon they are more than up to the job. However if you insist, look in the direction of Tune or Zipp.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:36 pm 
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Whereas I beleive that wheels make a huge difference.
What price range are you looking at?

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Not too worried about price,have been looking at the Extralite ExtraClimb slc but cant find any reviews on them

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Don't forget: Lanzarote Ironman = very windy !!!

Unless you're very heavy and very powerful I'd stay away from high profiled wheels.

For Lanzarote i'd choose a couple of Campy Eurus: they're noticeably less sensible to lateral wind than Kysiiums, and they're also less rolling resistant.

If you want carbon clinchers wheels instead, why don't you look at Corima Winiums?
They have a 25mm profile, Cx Rays spokes, they're light and very reliable.
Just held in my hands one of them yesterday. Very nice wheels!

Bye, Benz.


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Thanks for that do you know anything about the Extralites Extralite ExtraClimb slc look to me that they would be ok in the wind

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From http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=550&start=105&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=


1. Spada Stiletto Mg 1080g (NYA) $850
2. American Classic Magnesium 1207g 28/32 spokes, 24/24mm rims $1100
3. Spada Carbonio Aero Light 1260g, $650
4. Spada Stiletto Light 1280gm, 28/28 spokes, 18/18mm rims $650
5. Rolf Prima Elan Areo, 1295g, 20/24 spokes, 24mm rims, $950
6. Spada Carbonio Aero 1312g
7. Rolf Prima Elan 1314g (actual), 20/24 spokes, 24mm rims $850
8. American Classic 350 1320g (standard build), 28/32 spokes, $599
9. Spada Stiletto 1340g
10. FRM SP-R21SD Light 1348g
11. Campagnolo Ultra Hyperon 1350g, 22/24 spokes, $2200
12. Extra lite ExtraClimb 1360g
13. Nimble Fly 1367g
14. Velomax Victoria 1370g (145lb recomended weight limit, to be released in Jan)
15. Wheel Craft Sprint DS 1370g ( Actual) 18/24 Spokes, 40/40mm Rims $A1000
16. Speed Dream R 359 1390g, 25/32 spokes, $529
17. Ritchey WCS Protocal 1390g (to be released in Jan)
18. Campagnolo Hyperon 1395 g, 22/24 spokes
19. Nimble Spider 1400g
20. FSA (don't know model) 1400g (to be released in Jan)
21. Topolino 1413g (actual)
22. Velomax Ascent II 1423g (actual) $700
23. American Classic 420 1425g (standard build) 18/24 spokes, 34/34mm rims, $800
24. Wheelcraft Classic Elite 1427g (DT Rev's) 28/32 spokes, $A1000
25. Corima 1440g, 18/24 spokes, 45/45mm rims $994
26. Rolf Prima Vigor 1467g (actual) 14/16 spokes, 34mm rims, $850
27. X-Lab Aero 1475g
28. Velomax Orion II 1477g $700
29. Extra Lite ExtraRoad 1480g
30. Bontrager Race X Lite 1490g, 20/24 spokes, $750
31. Speed Dream Aerolite 1490g, 18/24 spokes, $549
32. American Classic Velocity Aerohead 1493g (Alloy Nipples) 28/32 spokes, 19/19mm rims $635
33. Rolf Prima Vigour RS, 1495g, 14/16 spokes, 34mm rims, $850
34. Velomax Tempest II 1500g $750
35. Corima WINIUM 1500g, 24/24 pokes, 24/24mm rims, $970
36. Bontrager X-Lite 1520g $700
37. Reynolds Stratus Clincher 1523g, 16/? spokes, 46mm rim, $1995
38. Tune Standard Lightweight 1530g
39. Spinergy Xaero Lite 1540g 18/24 spokes, 24/24 mm rims $700
40. Campagnolo Neutron 1550g $700
41. Ritchey WCS DS 1550g
42. Cane Creek Volos Team Ti, 18/28 Ti spokes, 21mm Alu rims 1556g
43. Spinergy Tilium Carbon 1557g (actual) $1000
44. Campag Eurus 1560g, 16/21 spokes
45. Mavic Ksyirum SSC SL TDF 1560g (actual) $1000
46. Hed Alps 1565g 18/24 spokes, 50/50mm rims
47. Zipp 303 1575g 20/18 spokes, 40/40mm rims $1350
48. Dura Ace 7800 1579g $800
49. Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL 1590g (actual) $800
50. Spinergy Carbon SS 1599g 16/20 spokes, 45/45mm rims $800


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No personal experience, but I don't like them much...

I'd choose Campy Eurus: some 200gr heavier, but they're "real factory wheels": each component is made to work togheter with the others.

IMO you don't need such light wheels to run Lanzarote IM... but they should be ok in wind (even if they have a high spoke count).

Bye, Benz.


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Spada look cool but cannot read Italian,are they available in the UK or US

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This list is out of date, the Am Classics Mg wheels have all been withdrawn from the market, too many problems with the Mg rim coatings I was told.

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Tell me what you want to know (or to be translated) about Spada!

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Hi its mainly where i can buy them in the Uk if at all thanks

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piertown wrote:
Hi its mainly where i can buy them in the Uk if at all thanks


I think you would have to go to Italy or the US. I never heard of a UK distributor.

The US Distributor might ship there for you.

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No Uk distributor apparently...

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Get used to that in the UK now looking at the FRM SP-R21SD ,have e mailed the uk importer.

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