The Gipiemme Carbon H6.0 tubular wheels are a good aero option suitable for most conditions, and they come in at a reasonable price for this kind of wheel.
Gipiemme make these wheels in Italy using 100% carbon fibre monocoque rims that are 60mm deep and 20mm wide. The hubs are Gipiemme's own GPMClights, made from forged aluminium, and they spin on sealed bearings – although you can get DT Swiss 240 hubs for £100-£150 more. When I say Gipiemme make these wheels in Italy, they make both the hubs and the rims in their own factory.
Switching from AL wheels to a set of Carbon tubs (with carbon braking surface) before a race.
What problems would I encounter with the braking ie. Shards of aluminium scratching up my CF.
Is it necessary to change brake pads at the same time?
If I want CF specific pads, will they wear super quickly with my training wheels?
This year I bought a new frameset (Argon18 Radon) and a new groupset (105) but I'm still running my old wheels (OpenPro on 105 on the back and whatever the Bonty factory wheel was that came with my 2009 Trek 1.5 on the front).
The bike upgrade made a real difference to my performance as well as my enjoyment of riding. I also lost 6 stone in weight in 6 months, which probably contributed.
For next season I want to upgrade my wheelset. I'll have a maximum of £500 to spend before The Wife has my nuts and I'm after some advice on the best options.
Brand new, unused Mavic Ksyrium elite wheelset (Not S version)
Cassette & tyres are NOT included.
£350 posted UK
Extra £40 shipped Europe - more internationally.