I'm looking to buy a set of carbon clinchers over the winter. I was saving for some Mavic Cosmic Carbon SL, however, I see that Planet X are doing Shimano RS80 C50 sets for £499.
I saw the Shimanos in the flesh yesterday and they look well made but the new graphics in silver are a little questionable IMHO. Does anyone have experience of these wheels? Are the Mavics a better wheel and worth the extra cash?
I would appreciate your thoughts.
The Reynolds Forty-Six wheelset is a deep section, carbon clincher package which comes with a premium price tag as standard. Sitting in direct competition to the Zipp 404 Firecrest, this price point is occupied by real wheel-tech big-hitters; open mould options need not apply. With plenty of features trickling down from Reynolds' own price-record-breaking RZR wheelset, the Forty Six is an attractive offer for the performance conscious.