Alloy tubular wheels offer many benefits, yet it's a shame they aren't more readily available. While clincher technology has come a long way, cycling purists will know nothing rides like a tubular tire. If you are looking for the economical option to riding tubular wheels, this wheelset is the perfect option. This is a perfect wheelset for cyclocross if you want to stick with an alloy set. Light enough to be a climbing wheelset, yet stiff enough for using in criteriums, this all around wheelset is a great option for rainy races where carbon's braking performance can be delayed. Pair these wheels with the green Swissstop brake pads and your wet weather braking won't suffer (which can be a huge advantage if you need to stop quickly). 626 grams front / 783 grams rear.
A friend of mine just recently purchased a set of Oval Concepts 724 wheels. I believe the spokes are Sapim CX-rays and I know the nipples are alloy. A couple of the nipples sheared off at the shoulder.
He sent the wheels back to Fuji (ASI) and they replaced them with another set. A couple of wee ... Read More »
I'm building up a Fondriest Megachrome. I have both 10 speed Daytona and Carbon Record 10 Grouppos available and there is no cost difference for me to use either. What would you use if you were building it? I understand functionality is pretty similar between both groups, so I guess this is mostly a ... Read More »
Looking to finalise spec for my Lynskey build and I'm wondering if I should bite the bullet and go for a full cf fork as oppose to the Columbus tusk which has an alloy steerer.
Is the benefit of full cf mainly weight or other factors as well. I guess the cf fork options will be Easton or E ... Read More »