I'm thinking about buying a set of aero carbon tubular wheels. My rides are pretty much all on the flats, roughly half of the time solo and half in pelotons (informal racing at this stage, though more serious age group racing is a possibility), at distances up to 100mi or occasionally more. Some days I solo 50 or 60 miles, and wind is a problem here as everywhere.
My current everyday wheels are American Classic 350 clinchers--pretty light alloy wheels. They've proven strong enough for my riding, though they can flex in heavy sprinting. I've ridden with tubulars since the 1970s, so gluing and associated falderal are no big thing to me, and I have half a dozen good tubulars lying around.
I'm not a triathlete and I'm not on a TT machine--the bike is a Felt F1. I'd like a set of wheels that are light enough for quick acceleration and deep enough section to give a real aero benefit, and comfortable ride is a plus. I'm thinking along the lines of a 50-60mm section tubular rim, and there are too many choices out there. I'd like to maximize the performance to dollar ratio and would appreciate any advice.
Many thanks for your insights!
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