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i am been riding my AR4 2009 for a year :) and things are looking good. I wonder what kind of wheelset i should change.

Here is the specs for this bike :)

Gloss Gray, White & Carbon
SIZES: 700c x 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Est. WEIGHT: 16.93 lbs.
FRAME: New FELT Aero Road HM High Modulus Modular Carbon Fiber Frame with 3KP Finish, Internal Cable Routing, Carbon Fiber dropouts and replaceable derailleur hanger
FORK: NEW Felt 1.3A Bladed Aero 100% UHM Ultra-High Modulus Fork with Aero Carbon Fiber Blades, Carbon Fiber Crown, Carbon Fiber Steerer Tube, and Carbon Fiber Dropouts, 400 grams
HEADSET: Cane Creek type 1 1/8" Integrated with 20mm Cone and 2 X 7.5mm Spacer Stack
STEM:FELT 3.1 O/S 6061 Alumnim 3D Forged 31.8mm with +/- 8 Degree Rise, 51cm=80mm, 54cm=90mm, 56cm=100mm, 58cm=110mm, 61cm=110mm
HANDLEBAR: FELT 1.3A 2014 Triple Butted Aluminum with Aerodynamic Wing Top Section, with Ergonomic Drop, 31.8mm, 51cm=400mm, 54cm-56cm=420mm, 58cm-61cm=440mm
GRIPS:Felt Gel Ribbon Cork Tape WHITE with FELT 3D Logo
END CAPS: Bubble-Tech Felt Logo End Plugs
SHIFTERS:Shimano Ultegra SL STI, 20 speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra SL braze-on, double
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra SL SS Short Cage
CRANKSET: Shimano Ultegra SL, 53/39T; 51cm=170mm, 54cm-56cm=172.5mm, 58cm-60cm=175mm
BB SET: Shimano Ultegra SL Hollowtech-II
CHAIN:Shimano 10-Speed
FREEWHEEL: Shimano 10-Speed Cassette, 11-25T
BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Ultegra SL STI
BRAKES: Shimano Ultegra SL Super SLR Dual Pivot with Cartridge Brake Shoes
CABLES & HOUSING: Shimano Brake and Derailleur
SADDLE::FELT 1.2 Road Saddle with Carbon Injected Base, Embossed Cover with Carbon Fiber Inserts and Hollow Chrome Moly Rails
SEAT POST:FELT 3.1 Carbon Fiber Bladed Monocoque Design x 310mm
SEAT POST CLAMP: AR Aero 3D Forged Aluminum, 2 x 5mm x 0.8mm Bolts, 16 Grams
F/HUB: Felt AeroR3 Sealed Bearing CNC Machined 7075 Aluminum 20H with Chrome Moly Quick Release Skewer
R/HUB:Felt AeroR3 Sealed Bearing CNC Machined 7075 Aluminum 24H with Chrome Moly Quick Release Skewer
RIMS: Felt AeroR3 700c 27mm Deep Aluminum with CNC Machined Braking Surface, 20H Front/24H Rear
TIRE: Vittoria Rubino Slick Folding 700c x 23c
SPOKES: DT AeroSpeed BLACK butted 1.8/0.9 x 2.3/1.8mm w/ BLACK Alloy Nipples
 

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Aero bike = Areo wheels. The Mavic Cosmic SLs are a great all round package with the aero flange. In at a good price atm at all your favourite money spending internet stores and would go well with you Ultegra level groupset. Not to mention if you have the white graphics too :)
 

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Why?

Ovid77 said:
i am been riding my AR4 2009 for a year :) and things are looking good. I wonder what kind of wheelset i should change.
What are the problems that your current wheels are causing that need fixing? What performance advantages are you looking for that your current wheels don't provide?
 

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What are the problems that your current wheels are causing that need fixing? What performance advantages are you looking for that your current wheels don't provide?
i am not sure :>. actually i am not sure what is wrong. i am just considering some upgrades... Any advise.... al i know is to keep riding :)
 

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Cosmic Carbone SL are $850 or less.

Hi

If the Cosmic Carbone SL is interesting, they can be found at Performance for $850, and Bicycle Doctor USA has them under monthly specials on their website for $829. They also indicate 2009 versions may be available for $799.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes//Product_10052_10551_1099992_-1___

http://www.bicycledoctorusa.com/

The Cosmic Carbone SLs are clincher and aero, but not that light. I haven't owned them, so I won't comment on their durability.

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JD
 

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Ovid77 said:
i am not sure :>. actually i am not sure what is wrong. i am just considering some upgrades... Any advise.... al i know is to keep riding :)
If you don't have current problems and are not sure what you're trying to accomplish, it might be that upgrades would actually serve no purpose. Just saying.
 
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