Hi, I currently have a 2011 c dale Supersix himod. It's 15 lbs 6 oz.
I'd like to keep getting it lighter.
I have a couple year old set of American classic sprint 350's
They should way between 1390 and 1410.
What would be a good set of tubs for my first race season?
I weigh 160 even
I like climbing best and want that to be my specialty, although I will do a lot of flats and rolling hills too.
I would like to ride them not just for races, but whenever I'm feeling sexy, so would like them built to last but super light.
For racing you need durable - no one calls out a huge pothole in a race - you just hit it hard and hope for the best. To race you also should have something that you can afford to write off and replace in case of a crash.....and also then some remaining consideration of light and aero. Lightweights (durable rims but a pedal in the spokes and bye, bye) don't fit the replace easily bill and unless the $$$$$ don't cause you to blink an eye.....used ones won't have a crash replacement program option either. Considering the wheelset you have now, I'd suggest you head to a dealer who can offer a test ride on some 50's deep carbon tubbies.....then after a good eye opening ride you'll easily decide do you want ultra light low profile or light enough and aero "feeling very sexy" 50's carbon tubbies.