Cane Creek Carbon Tri/TT wheelsets - clincher

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $1200.00

Product Description

With an ultra-light deep-section carbon fiber rim, a handful of bladed spokes, and the usual Crono hand-built quality, these wheels go as fast as you can pedal.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by gpirate a Road Racer from Charlotte

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2003

Strengths:    Stiff, rigid, light, great looking, responsive.

Weaknesses:    These wheels are among the most fickle I have ever dealt with. Changing the brake pads and having to deal with protecting them all the time. You can't keep air in them when you are not riding and you cannot leave them in a hot car. Having to tru them after every race is also a big pain.

Bottom Line:   
These wheels are definately fast and responsive, the best part of these wheels for me is the fact that when I step on the gas, i'm gone. Since the wheel is spoked at the hub it gives the wheel a more stiff feel. They start going and they go,.....if you don't have no wind.

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Favorite Ride:   Orr road race/ride

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Cane Creek

Similar Products Used:   Cosmic carbones.

Bike Setup:   Campy Chorus with all easton parts.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jschmidlapp a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2003

Strengths:    As above, these wheels are extremely light (1200 grams/pair), very aero (same rim as Zipp 404), and blistering fast. The acceleration is simply breathtaking.

Weaknesses:    As another reviewer rightly stated, no wheelset is worth $1200 - $1400. So, if paying full retail (approx. $1400 new), then I'd say the price. Otherwise, none.

Bottom Line:   
In a word, "Outstanding". Using these wheels in all but very windy conditions is akin to cheating. They are light, responsive, and of course, intimidatingly fast. I used them in two race conditions; once at State championships and once in a "friendly" training race.

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Favorite Ride:   Cayuga Lake century (Ithaca, NY)

Purchased At:   Jack Johnston's Cycl

Similar Products Used:   Older Zipp 440's, Mavic Cosmic Carbone SSC.

Bike Setup:   Cinelli Starship CNC, Cinelli Integralter bar/stem combo, 2003 Campag Chorus 10spd, Velocity Spartacus Blk training clinchers, Cane Creek Aros (reviewed product) racing tubulars, Vittoria EVO Corsa clinchers and tubulars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kbull43 a Road Racer from Clemmons

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2003

Strengths:    Stiff, lightweight and very fast. Very high "cool" factor.

Weaknesses:    None that I'm aware of.

Bottom Line:   
Very fast, light and stiff set of wheels. The wheels feel like they can accelerate indefinately on flat and rolling terrain. They also aren't bad for climbing. Feel fantastic in a sprint.

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Favorite Ride:   flat or rolling

Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   Mavis Cosmic Carbones and Zipp 303s.

Bike Setup:   Look KG 271, full ultegra, Look carbon seatpost, Look stem and 3t handlebars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by melmatt a Road Racer from Indianapolis, IN USA

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2002

Strengths:    Stiff, smooth bearings, ti bladed spokes, super light

Weaknesses:    Price if bought new. $1200 a set?! Come on. There is not a set of wheels out there that should be priced over $8-900.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these used, but basically new. About 200 miles on them when I got them. Cosmetically they are the most beautiful wheels I have ever seen. Functionally I have no complaints either. They are super stiff, the hub is amazingly smooth. I have used these wheels in road races on flat and hilly terrain and they are super light. I have also used them in crits with tight corners with no problems at all. I run top of the line Vittoria TT's tubbies on her.

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Favorite Ride:   Lick Creek Rd

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Remember, it is basically a Zipp carbon rim in the 404 model.

Bike Setup:   ICE full carbon frame, Full Team Dura Ace Groupo, Full ITM Millennium stem, seatpost, bar, and ITM M

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