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    Do you own a SB95a with carbon wheels ?

    Considering upgrading to carbon wheels in the near future and would appreciate any feedback from those of you that have done this...

    What wheels did you use ? Did you really notice a significant difference in performance (climbing etc) ? Can you tell the difference in weight ? Was it worth the cost ?

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    Do you own a SB95a with carbon wheels ?

    I had a SB 95 and recently transitioned to the carbon version with carbon wheels. Prior to building my new bike a friend loaned me his Enve AM wheels and I was blown away by their feel, stiffness, dampening- I ordered a pair immediately after the ride. You could check out the Roval, Reynalds and perhaps the light bikes hoops. Good luck with shopping!

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    I plan on putting some Carver or Light Bicycle carbon rims on my King hubs next winter when I take a pause from riding to "winter service" the bike. Even just trading a couple hundred grams of weight in favor of rubber weight will make me a lot happier (particularly since I refuse to use lightweight tires anyway).

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    You mean like this?

    I could flex the stock wheels so hard that the tire would rub the seatstay in hard cornering. Enve rims solved that problem. Night and day difference. Not significantly lighter, but massively stiffer. My race times have come down since I've been running the Enves.

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