I have the same thoughts and am very divided. Do the advantages of a wider and modern rim profile outweigh a few millimeters lower rim depth?Milese wrote: ↑Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:22 pmI've got an Ultegra CLX on order with the Dt Swiss Arc 1400 wheels.
I'm tempted to swap them out from new for a set of Farsports Feder 55 x 27mm wheels with 240 hubs at around 1450g around 250g less.
Probably cost neutral by the time I've sold the oe wheels.
My local roads include a lot of up and down, fairly short and sharp climbs,and ill also race crits.
Any thoughts on which would be quicker? Would you bother changing them?
It would be nice to try the originals first, but resale will be more if they are still new, which would mean ordering the Farsports now so they are here for when the bike comes.
Here are some alternatives i revieced from Lightbicycle:
-Rim: AR55 flyweight, clincher hook, 21mm inner width/28mm outer width/55mm depth, front 24H/rear 24H, UD Paintless.
-Hub: Black Carbon-Ti X hub, 12*100mm, 12*142mm, center lock disc, straight pull, Sram XD-R freehub, 56T
-Spokes: Black Sapim CX-Ray(bladed)
-Nipples: Black Aluminium
USD1316.4/pair, 1344g+/-25 with a 5-year warranty.
RR56C03 disc, 21.6mm inner width/28mm outer width/56mm deep, complete wheelset cost USD1100.4/pair, 1404g+/-25, a 3-year warranty.
WR65 disc flyweight, 25mm inner width/32mm outer width/65mm deep, complete wheelset cost USD1156.4/pair, 1494g+/-25, a 3-year warranty.
Is It worth replacing the ARC 1400 with one of these sets?