Upgrading wheels

izza Posts: 1,561
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
Looking to upgrade wheels going into next season. Currently have Spesh S-works Tarmac frame and DT Swiss 1850 wheels but am looking for some lighter aero wheels for use in Sportives and L2P type events.

Originally I went for the DT Swiss wheels as I was over 105kg and still think them of them as good wheels. The only downside is that despite losing weight (just under 90kg now) I find they rub on the brake blocks when I am pushing on out of the saddle.

I am hoping to get added stiffness and lighter weight clinchers.

Have whittled it down to the following:

Easton EC90 Aero 56mm
Mavic Cosmic Carbone SR
Shimano Dura-Ace C50mm Clincher

Can anyone with experience of one or two give me advice on their flex, performance, hubs, reliability, etc.


  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Do you realise that the Easton EC90 clinchers weigh in at about 1600g and retail for $2000? Are they actually available in the UK?

    Have you had a look at Planet X wheelsets and Fuerte Bicci?
    More problems but still living....
  • Yours are excellent wheels... and very reliable (as opposed to the shaky fragile Easton)

    if they rub a bit on the pads when climbing on the pedals, probably they need a bit more tension on the spokes, that's all. Bring them to a decent LBS or even better a wheelbuilder if you've got one at hand and they'll sort you.

    I would be happy to do it for you if you live in the West London area
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