Carbon Climbing Tubulars under 1500$?

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Pan
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by Pan

Hey guys, what are your recommendations for Climbing Carbon Tubulars below 40mm rim depth?

Campagnolo Bora One 35 1260g
Fulcrum Racing Speed H35 1230g

Are there any other carbon recommendations that are weight weenie worthy?
2017 Pinarello F8 Dura Ace 9100 @ 7.5kg
2013 Bianchi Infinito 105 @ 8.2kg
1982 Colnago Super Single Speed @ 8.6kg

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Used Aeolus D3 tubulars can be had for $700-1000. Reynolds Thirty Twos for $500-700. Those weights are ~1230g and ~1060g, respectively.
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Boras are 1180g actual. FSE has a pair of 25mm deep wheels for $999 and weigh 1030g.
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Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

Pan
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by Pan

RyanH wrote:Boras are 1180g actual. FSE has a pair of 25mm deep wheels for $999 and weigh 1030g.


Really interested in FSE as a company. Small company making wheels out of Nashville TN? Hmm. I may try their 35T actually - -I like that they're built to a rider max limit of 260lbs and their company description describes the founder needing wheels to support his 235lbs body. I'm 50 lbs lighter than he is but, reading it made me laugh!
2017 Pinarello F8 Dura Ace 9100 @ 7.5kg
2013 Bianchi Infinito 105 @ 8.2kg
1982 Colnago Super Single Speed @ 8.6kg

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

I spaced the FSE. I might end up sending them some of my money eventually... but I'm fairly confident the wheels aren't made in the USA (which isn't a problem - just saying).
Current:
T2

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Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

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They're not made in the USA. The 35s are the same weight as the Boras. The FSE use some pretty light rebranded hubs. Personally, for $1200 from PBK I'd take the Boras hands down over the FSE if we're talking the 35s. It's nothing against FSE other than one is a known quantity and the other is a newcomer.

Their 25T though is an interesting prospect as the rims are very light.
Strava
Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

Pan
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by Pan

RyanH wrote:They're not made in the USA. The 35s are the same weight as the Boras. The FSE use some pretty light rebranded hubs. Personally, for $1200 from PBK I'd take the Boras hands down over the FSE if we're talking the 35s. It's nothing against FSE other than one is a known quantity and the other is a newcomer.

Their 25T though is an interesting prospect as the rims are very light.

Ahh. I thought they were made in the USA. If it's just rebranded hubs I'm a little disappointed. They did advertise 100% efficiency an awful lot on the FSE website -- seemed somewhat sketchy from a statician's point of view.
2017 Pinarello F8 Dura Ace 9100 @ 7.5kg
2013 Bianchi Infinito 105 @ 8.2kg
1982 Colnago Super Single Speed @ 8.6kg

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These could be pretty light as well and possibility FSE equivalent.
http://www.rhccomponents.com/product/38 ... n-tubular/

shineplus
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by shineplus

I think Campagnolo Bora One 35 1260g is the best.
Design and performance are already proven.

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