Best possible carbon disk wheels for up to $2500?

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Noctiluxx
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I'm shopping for disk carbon wheels for my new Cervelo R5 disk. Was really interested in the Campy Bora WTO disks but can't find them anywhere. Other wheels I'm looking at are the Bontrager XXX-4, Roval CLX 50's, Enve 3.4/5.6 (with trade in), and Mavic Cosmic SL UST's. The drivetrain will be Dura Ace 9170. I'd like to make a decision soon before the current Black Friday sales end.
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by icantaffordcycling

Two sets of light bicycle wheelsets. One to use with 25s and one for 28s.
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Noctiluxx
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icantaffordcycling wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:22 am
Two sets of light bicycle wheelsets. One to use with 25s and one for 28s.
Or three sets with Novatec hubs :mrgreen:
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2019 Trek Madone SLR (Rage Red)
2019 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Chameleon Blue)
2019 Giant Revolt Advanced 0

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by TheRich

Enve, because it's not going on a Specialized or Trek and hopefully their logos can match your bike.

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by jmfreeman535

I have a set of CLX50's on my R3 and I can't think of a signle thing that I'd like them to do better...they are lightweight, spin up/carry speed beautifully, and are as stiff as you can ask for while still being smooth over rougher roads.

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by RossLB

Fulcrum Speed 40C DB. I have these on my R3 disc, and much prefer them to the Enve 3.4s I had previously.

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by duende

Got a great deal on my WTO discs from Freewheel Bikes up here in SF. Give them a call, ask for Carlos.

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by g32ecs

Noctiluxx wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:23 am
icantaffordcycling wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:22 am
Two sets of light bicycle wheelsets. One to use with 25s and one for 28s.
Or three sets with Novatec hubs :mrgreen:
I'd get one with DT350s for training and one with 180s to race with.

This would be a different situation if you only had 1500, Id push for a set of CLX50 Rovals, but 2500 would be a healthy budget for 2 sets with good hubs that can be rebuilt with fancier rims in the future when/if wanted.

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I'm leaning towards the Enve 5.6 disk with the current trade in program. What hub do you guys recommend?
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2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
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by Alexbn921

I picked the dt swiss 1100 wheels. Super strong with great hubs and swiss side designed rims.

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Noctiluxx wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:00 pm
I'm leaning towards the Enve 5.6 disk with the current trade in program. What hub do you guys recommend?
I agree with the people pushing LB. I had a set of 4.5ar wheels, but didn't like the tire limitations.
LB 56mm deep rims with cx rays and your choice of hub will be a great wheel if you want depth. I wanted to use 28 nominal tires as my minimal width road tire, so went with the newer model with 50mm depth, 25mm internal, and 32 external. White industries CLD hubs have been working great.

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Noctiluxx wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:00 pm
I'm leaning towards the Enve 5.6 disk with the current trade in program. What hub do you guys recommend?
go through wheelbuilder on the enve trade in... that way you have a few more choices on hubs. Personally I'd do DT240s because that hub is everywhere and easy to service.
Second would be I9 torch followed by Enve Alloy. CKs are too much fuss for me with breakin and preload bearing adjustment.. not to mention the rear hub extra hassle with the rotor removal.

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I9 torch hubs are horrible. The front hub measures 101mm not 100mm. I wouldn't buy them again.
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by jasonh

Bont Aeolus xxx wheels are amazing. You can rent a set from a trek lbs and credit rental charge towards purchase.
Dt Swiss internals, excellent warranty, and they should come with both types of rim strips and tubeless valves.

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by spdntrxi

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:13 pm
I9 torch hubs are horrible. The front hub measures 101mm not 100mm. I wouldn't buy them again.
hmm.. gonna have to measure mine one day.. I like the color choices.. I could live without the sound but its useful on the trails that are shared by hikers. Ive had no issues with them so far over the last 14 months. I still prefer DT240S which is what is on my Enve5.6. I9s are on 4.5AR

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