After the disapointment of my cracked Supersix frame, ive decided to rebuild my CAAD9 for this season.... will post soon... sram blk red, sisl, Ive sold my 303's and am in the market for a new set of clinchers....
I want clinchers because for me tubulars arent an option for my club rides and sportives. I want a wheel I can use for climbing and training without worrying about durability...
1) Reynolds thirty two's
2) DT Swiss RRC's 32mm
3) Zipp 101
4) Hed Ardennes FR
Whats the WW reccomendations?
they are surprisingly aero: http://www.rouesartisanales.com/wp-cont ... -table.jpg
and amazing build quality: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/a-l ... el-factory
Outside of that, I can speak very highly of Fulcrum racing zeros/ones.
Fulcrum 1s or 0s come in second.
Nothing beats a Campy hub, but Zipp is close (although, it will require more maintenance). The downer for Fulcrum is spokes that are $$$$. I didn't think that I'd ever sell my Fulcrum 1s. But I did as soon as I rode 101s (CAAD9, Red, SI SLs).
I'm 6'3 and weigh between 92-95kg.
I'm 6'4" / 82kg and had built up a pair of HED Ardennes rims into my 'ultimate, do-all wheelset'. I'd spent the previous few seasons on Reynolds and had tried using their carbon clinchers (DV46c) as my everyday wheelset, but found that the rims simply aren't up to it. As soon as you need to do one descent in poor weather, or in a crowd of not-so-good descenders (sportives), you will need a new rim. Fortunately, I lived in the prairies at the time, but even still, the experiment only lasted a few months before I needed to buy a proper everyday wheelset.
The one issue with the HED wheels is that the hubs are crap. Gorgeous bearings to start with, but worse then the Zipps for durability.
Having been impressed by the DT Swiss 240s hubs on my Reynolds wheels, I built my HED's with these and I've been very happy. The only caution that I'd provide is that I chose to build them 20/24 to keep the weight down (1440g as memory serves), and as a rather aggressive rider (I often 'skip' my rear wheel cornering in races), I do bring the rear wheel out occasionally, but it trues up easy enough and holds true well... until the next crazy attack in a corner!
(Un)Fortunately, I'm back into a sponsorship situation now and looking at selling my Ardennes, as I can't use them for a season and I need to move around A LOT. If you want to go new, I'd recommend a build similar to this (even using another trusted hub if you have the funds), with a consideration for 28h rear if you're particularly hard on equipment - 20h front should be fine.
I'm very confident in saying that clinchers do not begin and end with the 101's... these are lighter (~85g less each rim), stronger & more durable. In my opinion, that makes them better too.
For what it's worth, I raced 101s last season, but am currently on HED C2 clincher built with White hubs and Aerolite spokes. 20/24.
I'm not claiming the 24-spoke, 2-cross rear is indestructible in any way, but in my experience/opinion, it's stronger then the 20-spoke, radial DS of the 101.
I'm not sure which route to take, either the aero wheels again or some light climbing wheels.
My list consists of
Mavic cosmic SLR aero
Mavic R-sys climbing
Bontrager aeolus 3 D3 mixed
What are peeps recommendations?
Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Mavic Cosmic SLE 2013
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