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These are the wheels I am looking at any info would be great.
no particular order
Hed jet 6 c2
Mavic cosmic carbone slr
Bontrager aeouls 5.0
Zipp 404
or suggest another set

Looking for an all around wheel
Ride mostly flats and some hills
Rider: 6'2" 215-225 lbs

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Mark
 

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None of the above. At least not until you have a bit less mass. Seen, or heard of too many big guys potato chip fancy carbon wheels.
Edge 68 or 38 mm rims. 28 spokes, bladed front and rear. Fancy hub of your choice. Not sure if Hed will do a 'Stallion' build on the Jet. If they do, that would be a good choice. A Zipp rim with lot's of spokes would also be a good choice, though Zipp rims by themselves are unrealistically expensive now.
 

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i agree with the lizard
if you were to ride any of those wheels they would last you for only 1 season
i can see you want something light but you need a higher spoke count
someone of your size needs to get a custom wheelset if you want anything light

hubs
Alchemy Elf and orc (the orc will be out in 3 weeks)
widest flanges of any hub on the market
super thick axels
huge ceramic bearings insanely durable
the set weighs about the same as a tune mig 75 and mag 180
these are the stiffest, the highest quality, the longest road hubs you can buy.
you cannot build a stiffer road wheel with any other hub set.
this is before you even begin to consider how light they are!! :eek:

spokes
sapim cxray
super light
so strong that they are rated for downhill

rims
edge
1.45 or 1.68 in a 24/28 spoke count
both of these rims are extremely strong, extremely aero, and extremely light
if you go with a carbon rim you need to be on an edge, no questions asked
 

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Does it have to be carbon? If so why?

At your weight I would consider the standard answer around here: DA or Ultegra hubs with either Velocity Deep V or Fusion, or
Mavic: CXP 33 or Reflex rims.

If your looking for a dependable training wheel these can't be beat.
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
no they dont have to be carbon but was looking for something a little deeper than 30mm. looking for an all around wheel train, race
Thanks
Mark
 

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Shimano DA 7850-24CL. The wheels are strong, and reek of precision and quality. Once you put them on, you will not want to take them off. They are everything a quality wheel should be.
 
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