I currently love the ride quality of my road tubeless wheelset (Shimano 7850-SL with Hutchinson Fusion 3s)
sitting at 1515g, I am wondering if the holidays can bring me the lightest possible road tubeless compatible wheelset for a 95kilo rider.
I ride my current tires at 80psi front/85 rear.
Ultimately I desire to maintain the ride quality of my current set and drop a couple hundred grams.
The best rim option looks to be Stan's new model, as the Shimano DA rims I am sure cost a serious mint.
Anybody know of any other rims? What do people think of this rim?
Was thinking of pairing the rims with Alchemy hubs and CX ray spokes, I think I need to do 24fx28r spokes.
Anybody think I can get away with 18 spokes in the front? How about 24 in the back?
Any spoke suggestions other than CXRays?
That the rims don't like a ton of tension and that might not work ideally with ultra light spokes,
Is there a heavier spoke that would reduce issues?
Stans themselves produces complete wheelsets, their "Pro Version" is 18x24 but not recommended for riders of my weight. It is 1200ghttp://www.notubes.com/product_info.php ... cts_id/520
Their Team Version would work, it is 24x28 and comes in at 1330 grams. It uses AM Classic hubs and DT supercomp spokes. around $900USDhttp://www.notubes.com/product_info.php ... cts_id/524
I am thinking for around the $1k price point I would rather get a custom built set with Alchemy hubs, and I think it could come in around 1200-1250g range, maybe closer to 1350g based on some threads I have read here, while still supporting my weight easily and comfortably.
Does this sound like the best alternative? I could also build up the same pair for half the total cost (and at nearly identical weight) with Circus Monkey hubs, but I have read in threads here that the rims do not take too much tension well so the hub becomes more important- would the CM hubs be problematic?
Specifically to anyone who has worked with these rims –
1. how easy is it to get off those stickers? I assume none of the advertisements are etched on there and the rims are just black ?
2. Have you run these rims tubeless WITHOUT Stans goo in there? Right now I run my tires with just air, I really would prefer a design that rides well without requiring any goo.