CSN Superleggera XL50 - anyone got some?

j4m1eb
j4m1eb Posts: 83
edited July 2011 in Road buying advice
Thinking of buying a pair of the CSN Superleggera XL50 clinchers from ribble for general riding and racing Triathlons. Seems really hard to find any real reviews of these.

Hopefully there are some owners on here who can give me an owners opinion and (fingers crossed) an actual weight.

Failing that my budget is £500 max, recommend me any aero set of wheels

ta muchly
J.

Comments

  • lucca
    lucca Posts: 51
    I was in the same boat as yourself. Ordered some last week as the price was right for me. Will let you know how they are.
  • j4m1eb
    j4m1eb Posts: 83
    lucca wrote:
    I was in the same boat as yourself. Ordered some last week as the price was right for me. Will let you know how they are.

    cheers Lucca - I saw a set at a race on Sunday and they did look nice, spoke to the bloke but he only got the bike the day before so no help.

    I have had a reply from ribble saying that the clinchers are 2.2kg! and tubs 1.6kg.

    Which have you gone for, be interested to see how they fair.
  • lucca
    lucca Posts: 51
    Having the clinchers ..2.2k :shock: oh well , will have to shift a bit of bark
  • Ive had a set of XL50's for several months now and am very pleased with them .Overal they are extremly stiff and fast. after a ride you know you have been on them. For entry level deep section rims i would recomend them. Matt
  • Kona21
    Kona21 Posts: 107
    http://www.fuertebici.com/carbon-wheels/

    Or wheel smith.
    I was also looking at some for 500 and it came down to these two. In the end I just brought a whole bike !
    Opera Super Leonardo
    Campag Super Record 11
    Corima Aero + wheels
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12777242
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    2.2kg is ridiculously heavy.

    You could build up a set of 50mm full carbon clinchers using the Chinese rims for under £300 that'd weigh less than 1500g (maybe as low as 1300g if you spent a bit more). Or get the Fuerte Bicci wheels or something from Wheelsmith for a fair bit more.
    More problems but still living....
  • j4m1eb
    j4m1eb Posts: 83
    amaferanga wrote:
    2.2kg is ridiculously heavy.

    You could build up a set of 50mm full carbon clinchers using the Chinese rims for under £300 that'd weigh less than 1500g (maybe as low as 1300g if you spent a bit more). Or get the Fuerte Bicci wheels or something from Wheelsmith for a fair bit more.

    cheers for the reply, thinking I may go the chinese route, although buy them complete have been quoted around £400 for full carbon clincher with novatec hubs.

    Or just break my budget and get Cosmic Carbone SL - guess at least they are warranted
  • fleshtuxedo
    fleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
    j4m1eb wrote:
    amaferanga wrote:
    2.2kg is ridiculously heavy.

    You could build up a set of 50mm full carbon clinchers using the Chinese rims for under £300 that'd weigh less than 1500g (maybe as low as 1300g if you spent a bit more). Or get the Fuerte Bicci wheels or something from Wheelsmith for a fair bit more.

    cheers for the reply, thinking I may go the chinese route, although buy them complete have been quoted around £400 for full carbon clincher with novatec hubs.

    Or just break my budget and get Cosmic Carbone SL - guess at least they are warranted

    Or buy some barely used second hand Carbone SLs off ebay?
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    FWIW CSN = Cycle Sport North = Ribble Cycles own-branded kit.

    2.2kg for any pair of wheels is ridiculous these days regardless of any aero benefits - unless of course you need a boat-anchor?
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • j4m1eb
    j4m1eb Posts: 83
    think I'm leaning towards a set of Cosmic SL.

    Anything else I should consider around the same price.

    Any tips on who's got these cheapest at the moment?