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    Looking for a lighter, stronger wheelset

    I have a superfly 100 with bontrager race x lite scandium 29 disc wheels. I was looking to upgrade to a lighter, stronger wheelset. Is it worth the money or is my wheelset high end enough? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jredling View Post
    I have a superfly 100 with bontrager race x lite scandium 29 disc wheels. I was looking to upgrade to a lighter, stronger wheelset. Is it worth the money or is my wheelset high end enough? Thanks
    Chinese carbon rims from Light-Bicycles.com. Game changers.

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    I believe Crank Brothers is still running their trade in sale. Buy a crappy set and trade for a huge discount.

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    $1200 gets you the new Roval carbons with star ratchets. See if your lbs will knock off 20%.
    You could rebuild your hubs as I believe you have dt internals with Enve rims or light-bicycle rims with Supercomp spokes with brass nipples to avoid corrosion. Or ArchEx for a smaller improvement with a lot less cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Chinese carbon rims from Light-Bicycles.com. Game changers.
    Bruce - I can't read the original thread for these any more - it started giving me a headache.... Do you have a feel for what the failure rate is on these rims from the forums? It's one of those upgrades that I find tempting but I'm just feeling a little risk-adverse.

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    depends on your weight. i wouldnt suggest using crank brothers cobalt if youre a bit on the heavy side (190 and up).

    i suggest industry nine wheelsets or chris king hubs with carbon rims
    Let's Ride!

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    I have an OCLV Superfly 100 too. I upgraded to a stock Stan's Arch EX wheel set this year (about 500 miles on them so far). I weigh 190-195lbs ready to ride. These wheels are fantastic! Personally, I won't be purchasing these "chinese" carbon wheels anytime soon. Easton, Enve, and Specialized make great carbon wheels. But they are expensive for their weight and overall strength. The stock wheels on the Superfly weigh about 2150 grams. The stock Arch EX build (Stan's 3.30 hubs) weigh 1775 grams. Toss on some light tires and go. You can drop 3/4 to 1 pound of rotating mass for about $600 and have almost no flex, unlike to Bontrager stuff.

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