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SuperSSuperS Posts: 38
edited June 2017 in Road buying advice
Hi

I've been riding my CAAD8 with Shimano RS010s for the past year. I'm starting to get the n+1 itch, but have decided to upgrade my wheels first in the hope it goes away.

Anyway, I've been looking at the following:

Fulcrum Quattros
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/fulcrum-racing- ... lset-2016/

Fulcrum Racing 3s
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/fulcrum-racing- ... -wheelset/

Campagnolo Zonda C17
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/campagnolo-zonda-c17-wheelset/

Which would people recommend? My main riding tends to be leisure rides in the evening and weekend.
Would I see the £80 difference between the Quattros and the 3s/C17?
How big of an improvement would the 3 wheelsets be over my current RS010s?

Thanks

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  • perfectmarkperfectmark Posts: 117
    Well the weight of the Quattros is very similar to what you have now, so you probably won't notice any difference with those.

    But I would personally look at changing your tyres before changing wheels as depending on what you have now, they can make a bigger difference.
  • bmxboy10bmxboy10 Posts: 1,878
    It wont go away.

    But a Caad 8 with Zonda C17s is a good set up.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,928
    To get a decent bang for your buck look at getting the C17s fitted right out of the box with Conti GP4000sII tyres.
  • SuperSSuperS Posts: 38
    Using gatorskins folding clinchers at the moment (quite like not having punctures, none in 2500 miles), C17s were my preference, have read about difficulties with sourcing spokes though.
  • torinotorino Posts: 46
    SuperS wrote:
    Using gatorskins folding clinchers at the moment (quite like not having punctures, none in 2500 miles), C17s were my preference, have read about difficulties with sourcing spokes though.

    bike-components.de is a good source for spare Campa spokes (Eurus, Zonda, etc.). Spokes shouldn't break in these wheels though (Zonda up), because they usually come pretty good tensioned and balanced from factory.
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