I excel on the climbs, so maybe deep section wheels arnt the way to go?
Fulcrum Racing 1's
Plus Fulcrums can fit Campag or Shimano (with purchase of relevant freehub body)
"Probably less Aero" - Very scientific that!
Fulcrum 1's are cheaper than the Shamals - not much heavier, are bombproof and look far far better. Had mine for nearly 3 years now and they haven't given me a single problem, no even need retruing.
Neutrons are on a par with Racing 3's really.
Plus Fulcrums can fit Campag or Shimano (with purchase of relevant freehub body) - useful for me as I have 1 Ultegra equipped bike and one Chorus equipped.
Oh and those gold Shamals look HORRIBLE.
Fair enough, wasn't aware of the campag freehub thing. If that is the case why don't they give you the choice at purchase though?
I run Fulcrum 0's on my Pinarello, they're lighter than the 1's and are also fantastic.
Horses for courses I guess.
you can run the shimanos with a campag freehub body
assume we're talking 7850 CLs Dura Ace
I've just trashed a pair and would hesitate to recommend them. front tube blw up descending the glandon. now this could be bad luck but i wonder why they got so hot (i've been down a lot of mountains).
also the rear one went out of true and is practically impossible to reset.
had the original ksyriums for over 5 years never shifted 1mm out of true. lack a bit of stiffness though.
the shimanos look quite elegant though and are stiff. not sure where I would go instead - maybe handbuilt if i could find a decent builder
If you can afford the extra few quid the Shamals are great wheels. The Titaniums are gorgeous.
I went from Fulcrum 5s and can, with my hand on my heart, really notice the difference.
Cycling plus reviewed wheels back in May and they rated those dura ace ones mentioned earlier as the best by far. As you excel on climbs I assume you aren't heavy but if you are they suggested fulcrum racing 3s as a good way to go and they're a lot less than £500.
I hope they're safe and I was unlucky!
I will probably be 5h1tt1ng myself next time I pop off the Galibier or similar though.
Have you heard of any other people having blow outs WM?
Great having light climbing wheels but pretty useless if you can't come down again! :?