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Old 06-16-19, 10:59 PM
Robert A
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
HED rims are some of the nicest alloy rims you can get, OTOH you pay $$$ for them. The Belgium+ for example are $150/each retail.

The way the math works out, you can get a deeper and wider carbon rim that weighs about the same for only marginally more after all is said and done. Which will be (maybe) more aerodynamic depending on what tires you run etc.

IRL I priced out my Onyx/RR46C02 build at about $1100. A competent wheelbuilder using the same hubs and spokes but either HED Belgium or Easton EA90SL would come out to $1050 or so.
Are there any qualitative differences in ride quality or bike handling?
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