I'm ready to take the plunge and spend a little bit more money on replacing my wheels this Spring (clincher / rim brake). I've had a couple of sets of Aksiums over recent years for road - commuting, group rides and occasional events/sportives, but am looking to upgrade to something better as I plan to up my cycling and events this year.
I've mainly been looking still within Mavic which is probably either the Cosmic Elite UST or Ksyrium UST for my ~£400ish budget. Are either of these worth the 200g-odd saving etc up from Aksium, or do I really need to be spending more than £400 to get noticeable improvement/gains?
In my research I've also come across this road.cc article to throw Pro Lite Revo, Hunt 4 Season, Vision Team 35, or Alexrims CXD4 into the mix (all for less than £400). The Hunts in particular sound and look good, but I'm not that famiilar with any of these brands and so if anyone has any experience with them would be grateful to hear what you make of them.
If anyone can vouch/veto anything I've mentioned based on experience that would be most appreciated! Thanks.