hey thought i would throw in my 2 cents.......im surprised nobody has mentioned AMERICAN CLASSIC , imo the best wheel for the money.
you can get a custom build straight from AM , as in pay for the sapims, you will thank me, as i understand they get there hoops from zip. these are the non dimpled carbon hoops , very stiff and very light , also there hubs rock, lighter than DT and i like the internal pawls better. my carbon 58 are under 1200 grams, these are basically zip 404 with sapims and AM hubs......
i also have a set of bontrager xxx light , custom built with sapims , its a 26mm box so not alot of aero properties here but at 1080 grams who cares , the sapims make them very sturdy , if you have a proper build , .............and well i weigh less than 150lbs...........ok im showing off but i also have on older set of zip 303 , i have ridden the **** out of , ive rebuilt them and they still rock, again sapims , bladed, the only way to go
i like DT lots, but for the money its a nobrainer..........AM
williams also makes a really nice wheel in the 303 / 404 height , again for the money , look into williams , i just had a ride on a new set of carbons and they work really well
all these are tubular , no point in a carbon clincher , imo, especially if your doing race wheels
and as far as im concerned no point in a carbon wheel over 1350 grams at the heaviest...............go crazy........try stuff.......enjoy