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Carbon wheels - what should I look for?

Was at the cycle show last week and got exposed to all sorts of loveliness. The De Rosa ti frame I asked about was £3,700!

Anyway, I might stretch to a set of carbon wheels, probably tubs, so after some advise. Currently ride some Mercian built Open Pro with DT rev spokes and Campag Record hubs.

I am not interesting in time trialling or racing just a pair that will make me faster withiout training and look cool;-) I do the odd club 10 and riding in The Peak with some guys.

Some seem quite heavy especially if deeper section (more material) but may be more aero. Climbing is more important to me as I am so slow so I guess lighter weight. Probably cheaper end and some I may find in the sales. At the cycle show the cheapest I saw were £500 for qoroz and about £800 for ProLite. Planet-X seem to be more for time trialling. So any thoughts? (What tyre thread to follow;-))

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