AC Carbons... opinions?

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Rich_W
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Thinking about some AC carbons 38mm standard build 18/24

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well, anyway... I'm super happy with my CR420s... so I'd thought I's give the carbons a whirl.

Now to find some proper cork brake blocks for my 05 record calipers.

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by campyman099

You should use the Zipp pads, they work great and last longer than cork does. I've been using mine for 2 months now and still have losts of pad left.
Quit whining and go ride your bike!!

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Rich I've just purchased a set of those. I got the sapim spoke upgrade and the wheels weighed in at 1025g. I have silver spokes and hubs and it looks nicer than the black (especially on that limited of yours). Havn't weighed the decals I took off of them but hopefully they'll be closer to an even 1000g w/o the decals. Havn't had a chance to ride them yet, I will thursday and give some feedback.

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KaB, I took the plung, ordered a set of the 38mm Carbons today, but I went with the black spokes, standard build, Ti binders.

I couldn't justify the extra 100 clams for the sapims (I have them on my CR420s) since Simon @ A/C told me they only will save about 30g.

I have a set of Corsa CX Evo for the rear, and a CX T.T. for the front.

And Tufo rim tape...
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by brianwchan

If you don't mind me asking, what was the damage to your wallet?

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Can't disclose at this juncture... It was an employee deal. Especially when they carefully monitor this forum.

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by big fellow

Rich_W wrote:Can't disclose at this juncture... It was an employee deal. Especially when they carefully monitor this forum.


do they? interesting that they don't take part like 0G, LW and a couple of other manufacturers....

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