ax lightness srt42 as a daily wheelset

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trilocus
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by trilocus

Hello i am planning to buy a ax lightness srt42 standard with dt swiss 240 straight pull hubs and cx ray spokes, i want to know if this wheelset if hard enough to use it daily. My weight is 78 kg. Thank you

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by bikewithnoname

if you have good quality roads and little rain where you are then yes, if not, no.
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trilocus
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by trilocus

Yes i am from Valencia in spain. More than 300 days of sun in the year and good roads.


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bikewithnoname
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by bikewithnoname

ok don't rub it in! :wink:

they are a relatively expensive daily wheelset as you're no doubt aware but if you can afford it then go for it!
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carbon2329
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by carbon2329

I'd go for it. They should be just fine.
Have fun. That's what it's all about.
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by petepeterson

^ couldn't agree more. If they make you happy then ride them every single day. Never understood why people who don't race much have the nice wheels sitting in the garage depreciating only to see the light of day for 3 fondos a year.

trilocus
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by trilocus

Thank you all. I will order tomorrow.
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konky
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by konky

Will be brilliant everyday dry wheels. I personally use alu if I know it's going to rain. It's not just reduced stopping distance it's the potential damage of riding expensive carbon in the wet. I assume these wheels won't be your only set.

trilocus
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by trilocus

No, i have several wheelsets like lightweight fernweg, fulcrum 7, chinese carbon wheelset,...

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by CippoForLife

I would say that they are not ideal daily drivers.
Light? Yes. Well built? Probably.
But ready to take 365 days of pounding? Not so sure.
Not to say they are noodles, just not as robust as an ENVE, Xentis, or some other choices.
But if you are willing to spend some time on the truing stand, they should be fine.

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