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I am thinking of buying a set of all carbon clinchers and have decided that I would get either a set of Reynolds MVC UL's or a set of Edges 38mm Clinchers with the DT 240 hubs (as built from Edge). I am not interested in wheels from other companies, which would you pick and why? Is there a substantial difference? I like how the spoke and valve holes in the Edges are molded in, but I like the longer term reputation of Reynolds. What do you say?? Thanks in advance!!
 

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Both good choices, but allow me to throw in a third option, Edge 45mm clinchers. The Edge 38s are actually 41 mm so they are very close to 45 mm and there should not be a big difference in weight. However, the 45s have a new convex shape that should be more aero than the concave shape of the 38s. For most types of riding I would take the slight weight penalty for a little more aero advantage without hesitation.

It is hard to find info. on the 45s since they are a new product from Edge, but they are available right now.

Hope this is helpful.
 

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I agree with cotocalicyclist. I would get the 45's for the new shape.

I would go with edge because, like you said, the molded holes which means a higher spoke tension and a more durable/ more stiff wheel.

Whether you go with the reynolds or edges you won't be sad
 

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I actually saw the 45 rims, they are probably a good choice. The Edges have a slight advantage in my mind due to their molded in spoke holes, and the Reynolds have a slight advantage in the hub department due to the hybrid 190/240 hubs. I guess I would appreciate any more input you might have!
 

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I have new Edge 45s built by Ligero sitting in my office ready for a new build - 1309 grams. Look good - now I just have to wait until spring.............
 

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Just got my DV46C ULs today. I got the tires on and went for a couple of laps around the block. Wow, carbon wheels feel great. The DT240 hubs are so smooth and so quiet. I immediately noticed there was less vibration from the road surface. Braking feel will take some getting used to but I could lock up the tires if I tried. I don't think you can loose with Edge or Reynolds.

Is it hard to install tires on the Edge wheels? It was a bit of work on the DV46C. I pinched a tube on my first attempt.
 

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cotocalicyclist said:
Wow, 1309 g is really good! My set from Ligero should be arriving in about a week.

1Centaur, would this perhaps be your wheelset?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/3304590360/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/3304595262/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/3304599874/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/3304603570/

They look good :thumbsup:
I got the red hubs so those may well be mine. Dropped off at the LBS this morning for a Cento Uno build.
 
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