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 Post subject: Carbon wheel upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Ok so this post is probably one of the most common but I'd like to get some thoughts on carbon wheel upgrades. I'm pretty new to road biking having spent most of my years mtbing so getting to grips with all the new road bike compantries is a bit of a minefield. With my 40th coming up I have a max limit of 1500, maybe a touch more. I'm not a pro by any stretch I just enjoy getting out on the bike. I've been reading up on carbon wheels for the last year or so trying work out what is the best value, comfort stiffness, durability etc. I ride mainly flat roads with hills thrown in however I'm not a mountain climber. I think I've narrowed it down to a middle of the road 40mm rim depth. I'm currently looking at fulcrum racing speed 40c, zipp 303 and mavic cosmic carbon slc. Problem I have is there always seems to be a trade off with all wheels, poor durability, weight and cost. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Carbon wheel upgrade
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 Post subject: Re: Carbon wheel upgrade
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Shimano c60, not the lightest but well made.

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon wheel upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 12:11 pm 
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It doesn't matter much between the obvious candidates - some of which you mention

So get the one you like the look of

I agree with the poster above that Fulcrum - if you get the newer wider rims - are a really good choice.

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon wheel upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:52 pm 
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Fulcrum Quattro Carbon meets all your needs, 40mm profile, sub 1500g weight and they look superb (IMO)


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 Post subject: Re: Carbon wheel upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 4:19 pm 
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To be fair the Quattro Carbon are compromised on hubs vs the others. If you want the best, you wouldn't buy them - very good as they are

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon wheel upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 6:26 pm 
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I just slapped my Fulcrum Racing Quattro on my bike last night while it was raining outside, they look cool. No riding experience yet.

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