Best 1350g 50mm rim brake wheel for $1K USD

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Mocs123
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by Mocs123

I've been riding my Willier Zero.7 with iCan Aero 40's but have thought about using part of my Christmas bonus to get a better set of wheels. My budget is around $1,000 USD and I plan to run 25mm tires - probably tubelessContinental GP5000S-TR's. My frame fits 28mm tires but I think that's a true 28mm as I don't have a lot of extra space around my 25mm tires which are around 27mm mounted. This is on my "fast" bike that I generally only ride in the dry in races or group rides where I really want to push the pace. I have a disc brake bike for slower "training" rides.

I'm looking for a ~1350g 50mm rim brake wheel that is optimized for 25mm tires. Is there anything better out there than the Winspace Hyper 50's in the $1,000 USD range?

With those criteria should I:

A. Save my money and stick with my current iCan's
B. Get the Winspace Hypers (with 10% off)
C. Get something else
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2017 Trek Domane SLR-7 Disc Brake

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Matt28NJ
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by Matt28NJ

I just ordered a set of Light-Bicycle's AR56s with the Black Friday sale. With careful hub and spoke selection you might get down to that weight target.

Mocs123
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by Mocs123

Has anyone compared the Winspace Hyper 50 to Light Bicycle AR56? I can keep the LB under 1400g with Extralite hubs?
2015 Wilier Zero.7 Rim Brake
2017 Trek Domane SLR-7 Disc Brake

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C36
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by C36

Difficult to beat the hyper in 50. They are stiffer and lighter (sub 1290 w/o tape) than anything else with steel spokes.
2 things could make you try something else: using 28mm tires or different brake tracks (but nothing fancy exist in that price range).

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