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Caden carbon wheels - cheap yet sweet

Old 08-01-19, 08:59 PM
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In general, there are better investments than bicycle wheels.

Maybe Zipp or Enve stock is a good investment. I don't know. But their wheels... no.

Buy them to ride, not to preserve wealth.


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Old 08-01-19, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Chi_Z View Post
of course it is marketing, that is why the resell value is high, you can buy a used Zipp use for a year and not lose money selling it on eBay. Just try selling your Caden, prob would not get a single bid. So as an investment Zipp and Enve is just better, they keep their value down the road.
You are absolutely right that used value is better on those wheels.





Thing is I don't see myself ever selling them So kinda not a factor at all in my decision. Pretty sure a lot of people don't buy wheels just to sell them down the line... Maybe I'm wrong?
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Are there such things ?

"...$6k wheelsets,..."
Sorry, I was talking AU$6k. Didn't mean to say they're in the same league as Mielensteins. Is anything?
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Old 08-02-19, 07:15 AM
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Sorry, I was talking AU$6k. Didn't mean to say they're in the same league as Mielensteins. Is anything?
if you want your wheels to be aerodynamic, many wheelsets perform better.
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Old 08-02-19, 07:38 AM
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Oh yeah, those are like a totally old-school profile, aren't they.

Stiffness to weight, that's their forte, I'm led to believe
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So I finally got around to sticking my tyres on. At first I got a pair of Corsas in tan, which looked crap on my bike, too light. I futzed around having a go at dyeing them darker, which didn't work too well, so that pair are spares now. Got hold of another pair in anthracite, which looks the bomb. Should've been a little more patient in the first place...

So anyway, it turns out that peeling out the backing tape is far more painstaking than advertised. It's strong stuff, but it tends to start tearing from the edges, which is a bastard if you don't catch it straight away; you have to go slow and keep looking at both sides. Anyway, got the tyres on pretty straight (although it seems some degree of irregularity is inherent to tubulars). Now I have to figure out a neat way of curing the valve rattle. And wear in my pads a bit so I have a decent amount of gap; my old brakes are flat out opening far enough...

But damn, the bike is a weapon now. A bloody rocket ship. Haven't tried the aero since I still have to get hold of some lycra, but the acceleration is mental - it's like having another low gear or two. And the bike looks the effing tits.
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Oh hey, I can't believe I forgot to mention the braking!

Way more bite than I was expecting. More than aluminum!

In fact, I'm wondering about less leverage on the front brake. (The rear is already a single-pivot.)
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Originally Posted by gurk700 View Post
You are absolutely right that used value is better on those wheels.

Thing is I don't see myself ever selling them So kinda not a factor at all in my decision. Pretty sure a lot of people don't buy wheels just to sell them down the line... Maybe I'm wrong?
If one were to sell their wheels, how do you make the bike go?
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Old 09-01-19, 08:02 PM
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Oh hey, I can't believe I forgot to mention the braking!

Way more bite than I was expecting. More than aluminum!

In fact, I'm wondering about less leverage on the front brake. (The rear is already a single-pivot.)
After a year or so on EE Brakes I installed my Decadence to my B-Bike (105 R7000 brakes. Nothing special).
They stop better than EE Brakes + aluminum wheels. No joke.

Duraace + Aluminum for me is always the ultimate combo but Caden wheels with their own pads are very impressive as far as braking goes.

Bike looks BADASS. Enjoy! I have a pair of Rovals lying around. Might sell them and get another pair of Decadence tubs with the money I get for them
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