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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Hello

So, i was thinking... And then came up with the brilliant idea to ask you guys!

Which wheelset do you think, is the best wheelset that money can buy? No concern of money - the only concern to keep in mind is that it has to be UCI-legal.

My personal preference would be the Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate.. But there's many wheels which i haven't ridden.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:36 pm 
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What is the purpose of this wheelset?
All around?
TT?
Track?
Climbing-heavy race in the canyons and mountain passes?
Posing at the coffee shop?

Many good wheelsets that are UCI-legal and expensive. Many are specific, too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Like..., if you had to have only one wheelset to race on. The best all-rounder. But everything else is welcome as well, just hoped to get a discussion going.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:25 pm 
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My pick would be the new Bontrager D3's in tubular.. best bang for the buck and the hubs are the best I have been on. :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :beerchug: call me crazy.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:27 pm 
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I love my Campag Boras :-) Lightweights for sheer pimp value though, surely?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:32 pm 
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Overall:
Tied for first: ZIPP 303 Firecrest, Xentis Squad 4.2
Why? Braking surface - dry or wet, they're at the top.

Close second:
Enve 3.4
Bontrager Aeolus D3

Climbing:
Corima Winium+ MCC
Lightweight Gipfelsturm

Track:
Mavic IO
Xentis Mark 2

Posing:
Madfiber
Lightweight Fernweg

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Ambrosio tubulars with nice hubs that match your group set or something along the lines of Alchemy/Chris King/...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:44 pm 
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I chose bontrager Aeolus 3 d3, for my all rounder based on, weight, new wider design, hub quality, medium depth aero profile, and cost.

My second choice would be enve 3.4 laced to tune hubs

Third: zipp FC 303(think the 202 is dated)

Lightweight are pretty but not only are they enpensive but disposable, $6000 for a wheelset that can't even be slightly repairs sucks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Actually, Lightweight might be the most repairable wheelset on the market. The spokes are an other matter. though.

My choice would be ENVE SES 3.4/6.7 with Chris King R45 hubs.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:16 pm 
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I'd say the FC 404's or enve 6.7's are a good bet. HED also makes a good rim, but I'm not a fan of their hubs at all. A custom built set of stinger 6 or 7's would be a great wheelset.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:25 pm 
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prendrefeu wrote:
Overall:
Tied for first: ZIPP 303 Firecrest, Xentis Squad 4.2
Why? Braking surface - dry or wet, they're at the top.

Close second:
Enve 3.4
Bontrager Aeolus D3

Climbing:
Corima Winium+ MCC
Lightweight Gipfelsturm

Track:
Mavic IO
Xentis Mark 2

Posing:
Madfiber
Lightweight Fernweg



Tough to argue this one.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:38 pm 
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dcl10 wrote:
HED also makes a good rim, but I'm not a fan of their hubs at all. A custom built set of stinger 6 or 7's would be a great wheelset.


What don't you like about their hubs?

I recently snagged a NOS 2011 Hed Jet 4 wheelset for cheap. Seems real nice to me. Roll well and the wheelset is very stiff. They feel fast while climbing even though they're 1720g!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:43 pm 
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Remember that for wheels with one or more of > rims over 25mm / fewer than 16 spokes / spokes thicker than 2.4mm < have to be rupture tested to be UCI legal so, strictly, custom builds of Enve/Zipp/HED etc rims are not legal.
http://www.uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/getOb ... Y&LangId=1


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Bregne wrote:
Hello

So, i was thinking... And then came up with the brilliant idea to ask you guys!

Which wheelset do you think, is the best wheelset that money can buy? No concern of money - the only concern to keep in mind is that it has to be UCI-legal.

My personal preference would be the Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate.. But there's many wheels which i haven't ridden.

REYNOLDS rzr 46 great all around wheel 900 grams


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:12 am 
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CarlosFerreiro wrote:
Remember that for wheels with one or more of > rims over 25mm / fewer than 16 spokes / spokes thicker than 2.4mm < have to be rupture tested to be UCI legal so, strictly, custom builds of Enve/Zipp/HED etc rims are not legal.
http://www.uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/getOb ... Y&LangId=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Money no object, right? So build two wheelsets, and send one set to the UCI to test!


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