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Wheelset recommendations?

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I'm thinking about getting the R3SL.

If I build it with Dura Ace I think I will get the WH 7850 carbon clincher wheelset (very smooth ride).

My question is, what would be a comparable wheelset for Super Record?
 
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Velo Dude said:
I'm thinking about getting the R3SL.

If I build it with Dura Ace I think I will get the WH 7850 carbon clincher wheelset (very smooth ride).

My question is, what would be a comparable wheelset for Super Record?


Why.....that's easy ! Mavic ! Cosmic Carbone Ultimates or Carbone SLR

Actually the answer is impossible to give without knowing more about you and you riding needs.
First of all, what's your build? Light, heavy, tall, short?
Second, what type of riding or racing? Tris, TTs, Hill climbing, Road racing, training?
Third, it has to be asked, budget?

Why the Cervelo? There are nicer bikes (more durable) for less money. Felt, Focus, Parlee, others.

As to components, that Super Record is the smoothest stuff I have ever used. Sram Red/Force mix is the best value currently .(super light, cheap, but still worse in front shifting) DuraAce is comparatively heavy, pricey and those wheels are nothing special.(DA front shifting is brilliant but replacement 53T rings are over $400)

Wheels are all Campy compatible, just select the proper freehub body.

If you want a stellar ride, plan well, get a good fitting, proper build and fitting advice, and don't trust anything you see on the web! Including me!
 
Velo Dude said:
I'm thinking about getting the R3SL.

If I build it with Dura Ace I think I will get the WH 7850 carbon clincher wheelset (very smooth ride).

My question is, what would be a comparable wheelset for Super Record?

Edge or Reynolds carbon clinchers on DT hubs. BUT the BEST choice would be see a good wheelbuilder and have them design a wheelset specifically for you and your needs.
 
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"As to components, that Super Record is the smoothest stuff I have ever used. Sram Red/Force mix is the best value currently .(super light, cheap, but still worse in front shifting) DuraAce is comparatively heavy, pricey and those wheels are nothing special.(DA front shifting is brilliant but replacement 53T rings are over $400)"

I have been riding Ultegra on various bikes with mileage of 10,000+ per year for fifteen years and have never had to replace a big ring. Wouldn't think you'd have to replace a DuraAce chainring either. Just saying.
 
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JMK30mph said:
"As to components, that Super Record is the smoothest stuff I have ever used. Sram Red/Force mix is the best value currently .(super light, cheap, but still worse in front shifting) DuraAce is comparatively heavy, pricey and those wheels are nothing special.(DA front shifting is brilliant but replacement 53T rings are over $400)"

I have been riding Ultegra on various bikes with mileage of 10,000+ per year for fifteen years and have never had to replace a big ring. Wouldn't think you'd have to replace a DuraAce chainring either. Just saying.

That's all fine and good, but do you have any WHEEL recommendations? What this thread is all about.;)
 
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A good shop will have a demo wheel program. For a small fee that is later applied to your purchase, you can test various wheelsets and feel them for yourself. Many factors such as rider weight, sprint power, climbing prowess, frame stiffness, and aerodynamics play a role in the decision making process that test riding is the only way to know for sure.
 
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MavicMoto said:
Why the Cervelo? There are nicer bikes (more durable) for less money. Felt, Focus, Parlee, others.

Why would anyone get a Cervelo then?

The difficulty for me is in finding those other bikes to test ride. I cannot see spending 7K+ on a bike without test riding it first.
 
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Velo Dude said:
Why would anyone get a Cervelo then?

The difficulty for me is in finding those other bikes to test ride. I cannot see spending 7K+ on a bike without test riding it first.

Agreed. Same formula applies to wheels. Brand X and Brand Y may have almost all the same configuration, but more often than not have very different ride qualities. Just like a pair of shoes. Unless you have ride time with the product you're considering, wheel choice is one of the biggest gambles in equipment purchases, especially the mass produced prebuilts from Asia. There is always the brand loyalty argument, but I'd rather buy a wheel set from a company where the wheel builders actually ride the product they're making, and are there because they want to be, not have to be.