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  • Rapha team issue with dura ace all set up and ready to go need some nice weather now to get som road miles in.

  • nice, any racing going to be occurring later down the line?

  • Not on that all my racing is done on the track.

  • need some nice weather now

    The sun has been shining constantly for the last 4 days??!

  • Needs Dura-Ace wheels.*

    *I'm just jealous

  • Believe it or not those on are planet x and actually lighter than durace not bad wheels at all for the money.

  • Are they the 'Model B' wheels?

    Strong build BTW, really nice.

  • Which PX wheels are they? Are they really lighter than D-A C24s?

    Mostly I think it just needs the C35 or C50 to complete the pro replica look.

  • ^ I'd go with the C35s or C50s. Love those wheels... next big purchase :)

  • It's perfect as a pro-replica-at-the-cafe.

    Even the pros don't often train on deep section wheels.

  • Oh, sure. Just saying it would look an awful lot better... albeit at significant expense.

  • I should edit my post. Most deep section wheels are bought for the cafe.

    ;-)

  • Hah!

    If you have to buy them you're not fast enough to need them...

  • @regal planet x model b wheelset surprisingly light.
    @miro it's not a team replica it is an actual team bike it came to me without wheels and saddle,I had the option to buy the dura ace wheels but were a bit expensive for second hand and used for a season.

  • Plus I did not fancy riding tubs on the road.

    The c35's are 1664 g
    Model b's 1653 g

  • The model Bs are very light for the money. Still think they'd be c. 300g heavier than C24s, if not so much different in weight to the more aero (faster) DA models.

    Still: awesome bike. As I said, I'm jealous.

  • C35 tubulars are claimed at 1330 and 1470 for the clinchers, no? Model B are claimed at 1653. (All without skewers.)

  • Shimano Dura-ace Wheels C35 Carbon Clincher:

    Features:

    • Digital cone-bearing adjustment for better rotation performance

    • Proprietary SHIMANO carbon construction process

    • 35mm carbon-alloy composite clincher (C35-CL)

    • Proprietary SHIMANO carbon/alloy construction (C50-CL/C35-CL)

    • Titanium freehub body

    • Straight spokes and 2-cross lacing for increased torsional rigidity and spoke life

    • SHIMANO quality proven angular contact bearings and oversize A7075 alloy axles

    • Rim wear indicator allows safe detection of wore rim (C50-CL/C35-CL/C24-TL)

    • Weight: 1664g (C35-CL, Pair)

    Apperently not

  • Depends where you look I guess. :)

    Shimano site says 1627g, so that's probably about right... Still, much deeper rim than the Model B. And you mustn't overlook the performance-enhancing properties of the Dura-Ace decals.

  • Or Zipp 404's at around 1,200g.

    Those DA's seem very heavy to me.

  • Shimano overbuild somewhat, don't they? But the Shimano site again claims 1662 for the C50s, so I dunno what's going on with the C35 weight.

  • 1,278g for 404's actually,according to the WW listings.

    I guess add another 200g for clincher as those are tubs also.

    I think modern road bikes look better with deep rims- with the large diameter tubes you need some visual "meat" to balance things.

  • Or Zipp 404's at around 1,200g.

    Those DA's seem very heavy to me.

    http://www.zipp.com/wheels/404-clincher/­

    1662g in clincher form... 1557g even for the Firecrest carbon clinchers and they be expensive.

  • I think modern road bikes look better with deep rims- with the large diameter tubes you need some visual "meat" to balance things.

    It's this, really, isn't it? More rim, less spoke.

  • A classic steel bike with dainty little tubes would look silly on 808's, likewise a modern bike made of carbon drain pipes looks out of place on MA2's.

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