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Gear Review

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was originally planning on going with some Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL wheels but when I saw these on sale and noticed they were lighter by almost 100 grams, I went with these guys. These wheels are lightweight and accelerate in a snap. The wheels are stiff but not harsh; they are still forgiving and absorb a fair bit of road vibrations. They're also quite durable and I've had no problems so far (~400 miles). With a 23mm tire, the tire had no bulge over the sides and looks like it's integrated with the wheel. As far as aero goes, once you reach about 19+mph, you can really notice the difference the aero wheel makes. The spokes aren't bladed, but the wheel is still plenty aero. I also liked that fact that these guys were 42mm deep, as opposed to the 52mm deep Mavics (a little too deep for me).

Overall, they've been a great all-purpose wheel so far.