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Going Tubular, Which Ones?

Mar 21, 2010
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This will be my 4th year of riding and I am seriously addicted. I already have three wheelsets, some cheap R500 shimano that came with a bike, RaceX Lites that came with my Madone and a set of DA 50mm clinchers. I will be able to set aside about $2500 and would rather buy from LBs so I can get full service. I'm leaning towards a set of Aeolus 6.5 as a few guys I know have them and love the ride, others I ride with praise their Zipps, Reynolds and Edge wheels. I like the bontragers for the 5 year coverage but they don't have the cool factor, which I know means squat. The guy I deal with can get me the Aeolus for about $400 less than any of the other wheels I've considered, any thoughts or comments good or bad appreciated. I am going to be trying out a set of Edge tubulars just to see if I can see any difference in ride compared to clinchers
 
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This will be my 4th year of riding and I am seriously addicted. I already have three wheelsets, some cheap R500 shimano that came with a bike, RaceX Lites that came with my Madone and a set of DA 50mm clinchers. I will be able to set aside about $2500 and would rather buy from LBs so I can get full service. I'm leaning towards a set of Aeolus 6.5 as a few guys I know have them and love the ride, others I ride with praise their Zipps, Reynolds and Edge wheels. I like the bontragers for the 5 year coverage but they don't have the cool factor, which I know means squat. The guy I deal with can get me the Aeolus for about $400 less than any of the other wheels I've considered, any thoughts or comments good or bad appreciated. I am going to be trying out a set of Edge tubulars just to see if I can see any difference in ride compared to clinchers

Edge or Reynolds hubbed around DT hubs...
 
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I have Reynolds and I am very happy with them
Over a couple of years I have broken 2 rear spokes (I am a big rider up to 95kg), both times the wheel still got me home and pulled true, lots of others wouldn't. Oh and they are still fairly light
(Well the new RZR is VERY light, but not exactly in the "value of money" equation)
 
Mar 19, 2009
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Edge rims. As far as hubs go; DT, Chris King, Tune, Alchemy, White Industries. Lot's of choices.

Just don't buy one size fits all, have 'em custom built by someone who knows the score.;)