Carbon wheels

by Slide89   April 26, 2014  

Hello all,

I'm looking at upgrading to a set of carbon wheels for he first time. I mainly ride around the Yorkshire Dales and Merseyside, so flats with some hills. The wheel sets I've been looking at are below, any advice is much appreciated.

> Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS (1595g, 52mm)

> FFWD F4R DT 240 (1630g, 38mm)

> FFWD F6R DT 240 (1830g, 58mm)

> Reynolds Assault (1568g, 46mm)

> Fulcrum Red Wind H50 (1755g, 50mm)

> Vision Tri-Max (1420g, 50mm)

> Zipp 60 (1820g, 58mm)

Thanks in advance.

Cheers!

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I ride on the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS and highly recommend them, wheels which replace Ksyrium Elite S for the finer days. Also notable that Mavic wheel sets come fitted with tubes & tyres.

All wardrobe and no Narnia.

posted by LawHul [1 posts]
26th April 2014 - 16:10

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I would certainly consider adding the Reynolds Assault SLG 41mm wheels to that list - a step up from the previous 46mm version.

posted by Metjas [313 posts]
26th April 2014 - 16:20

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Sorry to appear like a tout, but would you consider a pair of Spin Cycle Works K2 CARBONE SLK50 Hand Built Wide Profile Carbon Clinchers? 24 x 50mm, 1520g, Sapim aero spokes 20F/24R Campag freehub (which can be easily exchanged via Spin). Bought in August last year and have less than 100 dry miles on them. Give me a shout if you're interested and I can sort pictures etc.

Rgds,

Colin

posted by CDK1962 [26 posts]
26th April 2014 - 16:58

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LawHul wrote:
I ride on the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS and highly recommend them, wheels which replace Ksyrium Elite S for the finer days. Also notable that Mavic wheel sets come fitted with tubes & tyres.

Shame the tyres are terrible on them.

Back to the OP, I rate my SLR's and a mate has SLS which he raves about and makes me wish I stumped up the extra cash.

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posted by glynr36 [508 posts]
26th April 2014 - 17:12

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Of the wheels above the biggest consideration is alloy or carbon braking which as you can see affects the weight overall quite a lot. Have you considered a pair of UK hand-built carbon wheels which can be produced with very good quality hubs e.g Hope Mono RS for around £800.

posted by Velo-smith [1 posts]
26th April 2014 - 18:12

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How much are you looking for for the wheels, Colin?

posted by Jonny_Trousers [114 posts]
26th April 2014 - 18:25

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Jonny_Trousers wrote:
How much are you looking for for the wheels, Colin?

Hi,

They were £800 new, so around £600 inc post.

Rgds,

Colin

posted by CDK1962 [26 posts]
26th April 2014 - 18:34

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Thanks for all the feedback guys, I appreciate it. I've narrowed it down to the Fulcrums or the Mavics (I think). Is there much to choose between the two for nearly £200 difference in cost?

posted by Slide89 [6 posts]
26th April 2014 - 19:05

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CDK1962 wrote:
Jonny_Trousers wrote:
How much are you looking for for the wheels, Colin?

Hi,

They were £800 new, so around £600 inc post.

Rgds,

Colin

Thanks for getting back to me, Colin, and sorry for hijacking your thread, Slide.

£600 is over my budget, I'm afraid, Colin. I was looking for a pair of Campag fit
carbon clinchers second-hand for no more than £500, I'm afraid.

Best wishes

Jon

posted by Jonny_Trousers [114 posts]
26th April 2014 - 20:13

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