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    Bontrager Race Wheelsets :) <<>>

    Hey guys, my LBS offered me $4600 for a trek madone 5.9 2013, which is about $400 off. It comes with Bontrager Race Lite Wheels. SPECS:

    MSRP $700
    1,500 grams/pair
    23mm wide OSB alloy rims (622x17)
    Nail head spokes and stacked drive-side lacing
    Bontrager designed, sealed cartridge bearing hubs with 3-pawl drive mechanism
    18 front and 24 rear 14/15g bladed spokes with Alpina locking alloy nipples
    Includes Bontrager internal-cam skewers, TLR rim strips and TLR valve cores
    Compatible with both Shimano and SRAM 9/10 spd and Shimano 11spd cassettes
    Campy compatible with free hub part number 420390
    Compatible with both traditional, TLR and road tubeless clincher tires
    No rider weight restrictions

    So, i was researching these wheels, and many say to try and upgrade to these, The bontrager Race X Lite Wheels. SPECS

    MSRP $1,000
    1,480 grams/pair
    23mm wide OSB alloy rims (622x17)
    Locally reinforced spoke nodes reduce rim weight without sacrificing strength
    Bontrager designed hubs with DT 240 star ratchet internals, nail head spokes and stacked drive-side lacing
    18 front and 24 rear DT 14/17g bladed spokes with Alpina locking alloy nipples
    Includes Bontrager internal-cam skewers, TLR rim strips and TLR valve cores
    Compatible with both Shimano and SRAM 9/10 spd and Shimano 11spd cassettes
    Campy compatible with free hub part number 276362
    Compatible with both traditional, TLR and road tubeless clincher tires
    No rider weight restrictions


    So..... My LBS said, hed give me the bike with the better wheels for $4800 Still, it is 200 dollars off a bike, and getting a 300 dollar ("Better") wheelset.

    Do any of you think i should bother, the Race X Lites are really tempting with the DT240 Hubs....

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    Unless there's something notably defective about current RXL's, or you don't have that extra $100, this is really a no-brainer.

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    thanks

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