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Wheel advice please

kevin_stephenskevin_stephens Posts: 184
edited May 2014 in Road buying advice
I'm shopping around for a wheel upgrade, which will be shortly followed by a frame upgrade to a Dolan Tuono.
I'm currently riding an alu Ridley Compact with hand built Open Pros on Ultegra hubs. I'm considering Dura Ace 9000 C24, Kysrium SLS C or Fulcrum Racing one. Open to suggestions for similar price range

I'm no great athlete but enjoy keeping fit for my other sports (particularly rock climbing), mid 50s, 66kg (I'm not very tall) but love cycling hills in Lancashire, North Wales and the Peak District.

I'm unashamedly going to reward myself for gradually working up the Strava lists, and to help with making further progress with the primary aim of enjoying myself. I ride alone, with friends and plan to do more hilly sportives. For the wheels weight is important, (also comfort would be nice, but I expect my change of frame may help with this) I'm also a coward on descents so good braking performance would be important too.

I've heard all three of my wheel options will be great, but I'm particular interested in which is likely to be most suited to my requirements

Thank you
I want to climb hills so badly;
and I climb hills so badly


  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Or go handbuilt with h plus Son Archetype, Pacenti SL23 Ryde Pulse comps. a 20F/24R or 24F/28R will work well for you. Lace them to hubs of your choice Dura Ace 9000 or White industries T11's for example for a reliable light wheelset that will be cheaper than the factory options and perform just as well. -wheel building and other stuff.
  • ducksonduckson Posts: 961
    Sorry off topic slightly, i was wondering what the Pacenti's are but noticed these, they look the bomb Malcolm; ... hubs-1450g

    Take it (being a disc noob) they would fit a normal cross bike which would be used for road only (135mm rear hub?).

    On topic, i have DA9000 C24's and they are great, if i was doing it again though i would go with what Malcolm suggests though for sure.
    Cheers, Stu
  • DiscoBoyDiscoBoy Posts: 905
    Dura ace hubs and some wide HED rims can be had in your budget. Lovely.

    Red bikes are the fastest.
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