Maybe it's the good weather coming up. Maybe it's a treat to myself for putting in the base miles through our area's biggest snowfall (and ice) in the past 100 years: I want some new summer wheels! Or at least I think so..... I'd like to avoid tossing money out the window because of weather-induced impulsiveness. Pertinent info:
155-160 pound mtb racer mainly using road bike for training and Strava PR.
Currently on Kinlin XC279 20/24 (IIRC) with Sector 28c @ 75/80psi on average roads. I think they're 1460g wheels.
When I ride GP4000SII even in 25c, the difference in suppleness and speed is drastic. Same training wheel, just diff tire and relatively similar psi. Woowee, I like them!! The bike feels so much more alive with the Conti. Maybe it's mental.
I'm a big proponent of road tubeless even though I can't recall having more than 1 or 2 flats per year nontubeless.
1) Keep wheels and try 28c GP4000SII? That's inexpensive.
2) Keep wheels and replace Sector 28 with a faster more supple 28c tubeless at diff psi? That's inexpensive. Is there a tire with noticeable improvement than S28c?
3) Get a grip on reality and ride what I got year round and work on body position to gain more aero benefit and fitness to gain more Strava PR? I know a 1300g wunderwheel isn't going to transform me into the talk of the town and leave the roads afire with newfound delusional speed.
Thanks in advance.