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Got the ok for new wheels!

Old 04-13-13, 09:53 AM
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Got the ok for new wheels!

So, I am turning the big 3-0 in a couple of weeks. My wife said I could get a pair of wheels to replace the stock rs10 wheelset on my CAAD10. I am pretty settled on Boyd Vitesse. Should I be looking at anything else for a similar price point? I ride about 10 hours a week and do some road racing. I'm just looking for a great all around set that would be an upgrade from my current setup.
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Old 04-13-13, 09:54 AM
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Seems like a good choice to me.
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Old 04-13-13, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by PharmD View Post
So, My wife said I could get a pair of wheels
Where's the Man TFU emoticon on this editor???
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Old 04-13-13, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by CrankAndYank View Post
Where's the Man TFU emoticon on this editor???
Considering I get 2 new bikes in the last year - it took a little convincing.
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Old 04-13-13, 10:38 AM
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I would also have a look at Flo Cycling's Flo 30 wheels. Good aero properties and cheap! Some test data here:https://flocycling.blogspot.ca/

Not sure of the availability but the reviews on their previous wheels, Flo 60 and 90, were quite good.
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Old 04-13-13, 10:42 AM
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Dura Ace 9000 C24 CL for a little more.
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The Zen Cyclery Katmandu is very similar to the Vitesse with brand-name hubs, so that's another good option.

The next Flo order is on the... 25th, I believe, and will NOT include the 30, so unless you want to wait a while I wouldn't think about that one.
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Originally Posted by abhirama View Post
Dura Ace 9000 C24 CL for a little more.
came to say this
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Old 04-13-13, 12:14 PM
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Dura Ace 9000 C24 CL cost a lot more, however if you are not planning to go 11 speed, you can consider the Dura Ace 7900 C24, I ran into one pair brand new for $650.
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Originally Posted by PharmD View Post
I am pretty settled on Boyd Vitesse.
I did a 90 mile club ride this morning with a guy on a set of the new Boyd Vitesse wheels. He really likes them. I think they would be a fine wheel choice, and IMO the laser etching looks pretty hawt!
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Old 04-13-13, 02:51 PM
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In that price range I think the Boyd's would be great, may also want to look at November's new FSW's, slightly less. I had the DA 7900 on my last bike and loved them overall (especially if you could get them as cheap as the above poster said), but frankly from a pure ego (I prefer a handbuild non system wheel) I would choose the Boyd's or November's over the DA. One last thought, with the Boyd you can get their 11spd compatible hub with the spacer so if you later choose to go 11spd you'll have a wheel ready to go. At this point I personally would not buy a wheel that wasn't compatible if I had any thought that I might convert at some point (no biggie if you know you're not going to go that route).
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Old 04-13-13, 10:08 PM
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Any thoughts on the ROL D'Huez versus the Boyd Vitesse? Just stumbled on these as an option too.
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Why are we considering aluminum at that price?
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Why are we considering aluminum at that price?
I think a good quality aluminium clincher should be in the armoury of any serious cyclist, really. They're strong, the weight penalty isn't really that bad, the braking is FAR better and they're safer. What more could you ask for?
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Old 04-13-13, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Why are we considering aluminum at that price?
More like... why are we getting all excited about aluminum when the header is "got the OK for new wheels"

maybe that's just me though, and I don't even own any carbon wheels.
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Old 04-14-13, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Why are we considering aluminum at that price?
At ~$600, I don't think that I'd consider CF, either. Unless there are some new options that I'm unaware of, I've only seen wheels sourced, built and shipped from China - still a roll of the dice and too far removed from service for my tastes.
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Old 04-14-13, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
At ~$600, I don't think that I'd consider CF, either. Unless there are some new options that I'm unaware of, I've only seen wheels sourced, built and shipped from China - still a roll of the dice and too far removed from service for my tastes.
Exactly - I don't trust carbon at this price point. I just want a do-it-all set of wheels.
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Old 04-14-13, 08:36 AM
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zipp 1080s


everyone knows bigger is better

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I was going to suggest Zipp 101's. Wheelbuilder built me a set, and I am tickled to death with them. Worth every penny I paid for them.
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^^^I'm guessing that you paid about 40,000 more pennies than the OP wants to spend, though.
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OP is a pharmacist so just up the budget a bit and get the Dura Ace C24.
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Old 04-14-13, 10:12 PM
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So if I can get the Dura Ace C24 for $720 is that a no-brainer? Will I need a spacer to use my 10-speed cassette?
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It comes with a 1.85mm spacer for the 10 speed cassette.
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Originally Posted by PharmD View Post
So if I can get the Dura Ace C24 for $720 is that a no-brainer?
Absolutely IMO, if the 9000 are anywhere near as good as the 7900. And by most accounts they are.
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