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I have come to the conclusion that there is not much if any to be gained by dropping a grand plus/minus a couple hundred on a new set on clinchers of any type other then my pocket will be lighter. I was looking at the somewhat new trend of a wider rim and put a micrometer on my current rim; a campagnolo nucleon and it turns out I am already on a somewhat wider rim as it is just under 21.5mm wide. It's profile is that by 19mm deep so I am guessing the rim weight is probably in the 450g range putting it on the lighter end of the scale, so using the weight advantage is out. And even before I took them apart and cleaned them up, greased um up they rolled really well, perhaps now even a little better.

I really wanted to justify a new set of wheels. I guess I have some sort of bike gear buying sickness because even they I have plenty of socks I couldn't say no getting a 3 pack of castelli's from bonktown. Oh well could be worse
 

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You don't have to spend a grand to get wider rims. The Belgian wheels from QBP are $600 and one of the best bargains around IMHO. The Velocity A23 wheelset is even less expensive.

http://handspunwheels.com/products/view_product/1586/
http://handspunwheels.com/products/view_product/1587/

The best benefit for me is the ability to run 80psi in the tires without the sidewalls bulging, for a more comfortable but still plenty fast ride.

As has been discussed on the forum repeatedly, light weight wheels are overrated and aerodynamics matter more. Just about everyone who rides the HED Jets loves them.
 
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