I currently have a set of boyd vitesse 30mm alloy clinchers. 1480g. Been a great wheel with no issues. I'm stuck at 15.27g and really want to get under 15lbs. My only beneficial options are a lighter crankset (Currently have SLK), lighter wheels or lighter Rear derailuer (Currenlty on ultegra). All 3 options will be an expense I would need to save for. Obviously the cassette will be the cheapest of all 3 but as for weight savings will be the least. I think having a newer lighter wheelset will be more beneficial than upgrading cranksets, No? I was thinking about trying to go with a sub 1200g wheelset, which leads to me the next question:
which wheelset should I look at? I am on a tighter budget so I'd like to keep it under $1000 FOR SURE. In all reality I'd like to keep it under $800.
I was told about a stans wheelset with maybe white industries hubs?
I dont want tubulars and I dont want some cheap chinese brand. What are some other options you could recommend?
Do you disagree that wheelset would trump crankset?
You have thrown so many questions into the mix with not much to help replies.....for instance how much do you weigh, a little bit about your fitness level, and under what conditions do you ride?.....and then the big question.....what will getting the bike to your weight goal achieve for you and your riding experiance...... Do you want to go faster or just have a bike at a specified weight......If you want to go faster it's more than just lightweight......Just trying to keep things in perspective.....