HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:17 pm
Posts: 100
Location: near Seattle
I have Mavic Ksyrium SL clinchers on my Colnago 1999 Titanium OvalMaster with Campagnolo Record 10. I weigh 210 pounds at 6'2", more muscle than fat. Since I re-started cycling two years ago, climbing has improved my cardiovascular fitness. Over the next year, I plan to climb faster and more per ride. Huffing and puffing at the ends of climbs is good for my heart but bad for my morale. I like riding fast, but I'll never race. It's hilly and windy where I live.

Are any of the following conclusions likely wrong: Slightly better alloy clinchers probably aren't worth the expense of switching wheels. Same for alloy tubulars. So my dream wheels are carbon. Because of prevalent cross-winds, a fair amount of climbing, and lack of racing ambitions, I want rims that are 38mm deep or less. Because of my weight and the long descents on my rides, I want aluminum braking tracks. 24-38mm carbon wheels with aluminum braking tracks don't exist.

_________________
Saura mon coeur que mon cul poise.

adapted from Rabelais


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:02 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:56 pm
Posts: 245
Dura Ace c24 (old 7850 version or new 7900 version) are excellent wheels with carbon structure and al braking track. loved mine, and would get another set in a heartbeat, but I am 150lbs, so maybe someone closer to your weight can give their opinion of them as well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:56 pm
Posts: 245
oh, and my DA 24's were much more comfortable than the kysrium sl's i had at the time (and swapped back and forth between on a few different bikes)...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:10 pm
Posts: 253
7900 c24's seem to fit your specifications.

pretty aero for a 24, decent weight at 1400g (1450 for the tubeless ones), and pretty sturdy.

I've taken mine up to 60+ mph on descents with no issues (180lbs / 6'1"), and am historically hard on wheels. My wife rides the 7850s, and between the two of us, I've only had to true hers when she managed to bury her cadence sensor into her spokes. I've got around 5000miles on them and the only bad thing I can say is that they are a tad on the heavy side at 1450g. The 7850 SLs seem a bit stiffer, but are heavier and seem to transmit more road buzz.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:17 pm
Posts: 100
Location: near Seattle
The C24's sound like my dream wheels, especially in tubular, except for Campagnolo compatibility. And it looks like IRD and Wheels Manufacturing offer conversion cassettes that will work. Thanks for answering my question.

_________________
Saura mon coeur que mon cul poise.

adapted from Rabelais


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:17 pm
Posts: 100
Location: near Seattle
Or I can buy a pair of rims and work with a wheel builder.

_________________
Saura mon coeur que mon cul poise.

adapted from Rabelais


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Posts: 361
Location: DC
I just purchased a set of the DA C24s from Chainreactioncycles in UK. If you will purchase them go with them. Can't beat $775 shipped for such a great wheel set. Can't wait to get mine. Im about 170lbs and plan to do some more serious climbing and descending and these wheels seemed like the smartest option.

_________________
My Bikes:
BMC SLR01 TeamMachine
Cannondale CAAD8


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:43 pm
Posts: 43
Location: West Central Florida
taina wrote:
The C24's sound like my dream wheels, especially in tubular,.



Yes, the tubular version is even better. I have the 7850s in tubs. Fave wheel set ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 1:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:31 pm
Posts: 459
I have two. The Hyperon 2, two pairs that is, if calamity befalls one pair.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:10 am
Posts: 1841
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I wouldn't think C24s would be stiff enough for somebody who is 210lbs and strong, they wouldn't feel as secure laterally as Mavics which are pretty stiff for low spoke count wheels.
The C35s would be stiffer (better bracing angle) but I'm not sure of the weight.

I would stay away from Shimano wheels- even on sale- because they won't take 11spd so you will be forced to replace your nice wheels if you ever go 11spd. If you sell wheel- no resale value.

What about Zipp 101s or something from HED's lower profile carbon Al wheels?

_________________
http://www.blingmybike.com.au - Shiny light weight bike parts


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:14 pm
Posts: 172
Tubular ones are full carbon. Could also consider C35s if you want something a bit stiffer and more aero.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:32 pm
Posts: 20
carbon is not a must for a good and light set of wheels ,heres my 1325 gram custom built wheels that just got finished up by my LBS , i weigh in around 185, so they went with 28 spoke American Classic hubs front and rear (205g r & 58g f ) Stans 340(340g) tubeless rims,Dt spokes, i just moved to a hilly area and have been looking for a light but heavy duty set of wheels for a decent price to no avail ! check your local bike shop they might surprize you with a custom builder on site ! i spent around $850 for my set ,with lifetime truing ! plus i got to pick my own color spokes and nipples,if you buy direct and build them up yourself you could save a couple of hundred on labor , and put that money toward new Hutchison tubeless tires, also check out the new Bicycling magazine they have a big write up on the tubeless wheels/weights/prices this month,Good Luck ! and to think i never have to buy another stinken tube !


Attachments:
custom wheelset.jpg
custom wheelset.jpg [ 156.4 KiB | Viewed 1698 times ]


Last edited by termitelight on Sun May 27, 2012 3:39 pm, edited 5 times in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: dream wheels
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:16 pm
Posts: 336
Location: Irvine, CA
Why not consider a lighter pair of custom all carbon wheels. I weight 175 lbs. and do alot of down hill bombing. I have never had an issue with my carbon braking surfaces on any of my carbon wheel sets. If you really want to treat yourself get some Carbonsports Ventoux. Well worth the money.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 4:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:32 pm
Posts: 20
also check out TOPOLINO on EBAY, they make a great climbing wheel


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:32 pm
Posts: 38
Check out Tune "Sichere bank"

Tune hubs
Sapim CX-ray spokes
Mavic CXP33 rims

1490 grams

Or just Fulcrum racing zero's or Campagnolo Neutron ultra wheels.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:38 pm 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], ferrarista, Majestic-12 [Bot], reddan2424, tinozee and 54 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Sram Red 110BCD bigger chainring options

in Road

Grimpeur

3

792

Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:06 pm

Grimpeur View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. White low profile saddle for heavy rider

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

Spaetzle

21

1083

Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:06 pm

Stats View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. custom steel frame advice for big rider

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Road

Concept2

37

875

Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:58 pm

Concept2 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Wheels to go for on the Colnago cx-1 Evo

in Road

spliid

4

607

Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:27 pm

spliid View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Wheels for Cervelo S5

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

FHKJ

17

1858

Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:06 pm

fogflip View the latest post


It is currently Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:34 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB