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    Stick with Rev X or sell and get tubeless ultegra wheelset?

    Having this mini dilemma at the moment, I love the Rev X, but they are a bit heavy and catch the wind, but are really aero.

    I hear tubeless has a really nice ride, i can sell the Rev X for way more than a set of Ultegra's cost (from chainreactioncycles), they will be about 400g lighter as well.

    What is the consensus???

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    I have the Ultegra's I got from Chainreaction. I really like them. I have also really enjoyed tubeless. I bought them a year and a half ago for $300. No brainer at that price. Not sure what they go for now.

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    A few thoughts...

    The Rev-X's are heavy by today's standards. They are also getting some years on them so I would keep them but set them aside for occasional use, TT or Tri or etc...
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    He's talking about tubeless clinchers, not tubulars.

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    Hi, yeah the ultegras are just over 300 at chainreactioncycles, I really like the style of the Rev X especially as they match my bike so well.

    I also worry about dinging the carbon spokes in the Rev X, so I baby my bike way too much because of it.

    I live in central Tokyo, so my apartment is about as big as your American bathrooms, so as much as I'd like to have 2 sets of wheels, it's an either or situation.

    I kinda feel the Ultegra would be a better 'all-round' set.

    Also, yes, I was talking about tubeless, not tubular.

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    With the rev x don't you just stick a stans valve stem in, two ounces of protect air and Hutchinson fusion 3 tubeless tires?

    I have been running stans system for close to four years. Two of the wheels I needed Stans tape.

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    I thought I could do that, but hadn't seen anyone report it done.

    The tubeless is really just an added bonus for the wheel change, as I am thinking more about a wheel set that will be suitable for general use, the Rev X are strong, and I love them, but I know the blades can chip easily if knocked.

    I guess I should list them on Craigslist and see if anyone bites!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_don View Post
    I thought I could do that, but hadn't seen anyone report it done.

    The tubeless is really just an added bonus for the wheel change, as I am thinking more about a wheel set that will be suitable for general use, the Rev X are strong, and I love them, but I know the blades can chip easily if knocked.

    I guess I should list them on Craigslist and see if anyone bites!
    I sold my rev x on eBay and got twice what I thought they were worth.

    I bought Campagnolo Zonda 2way from Ribble in the UK for $500. Very nice wheels. Also Giant sells tubeless wheels for a fair price.

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    I have the Rev X and yes, they will catch the wind.
    I only use the rear wheel on the trainer these days, I have not ridden them on the road for over 3 years.
    I have the Ultegra wh-6600-g's and rode those exclusively for 2 years, they are good wheels, they are not tubeless, but decent wheels.
    I will still use the wh-6600-gís for short rides on occasion.

    I am currently riding the 7850 SLs with Hutchinson Fusion 3's and these are great, very smooth riding.
    I say sell the Rev X and get the Ultegra 6700ís, the tubeless ride really is very nice.

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    tubeless

    Interesting concept. I don't own tubeless but I understand some rims accept both clinchers and tubeless which is neat but can't help wonder what happens on a flat. I am a master at putting a patch on the inside of a torn tire and throw in a new tube and finish a ride. Also we all carry an extra tube but now I'd have to carry 2 extra tires? Help me out here..please.

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    Reports of the spokes coming apart at the rim with disastrous results. Given how old they are, I wouldn't ride them. I put my set on the wall for decoration 6 years ago

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    You can put tubes in tubeless tires of you get a flat.

    Nothing wrong with Rev X wheels, there are lots out there being ridden daily with no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itspizzi View Post
    Interesting concept. I don't own tubeless but I understand some rims accept both clinchers and tubeless which is neat but can't help wonder what happens on a flat. I am a master at putting a patch on the inside of a torn tire and throw in a new tube and finish a ride. Also we all carry an extra tube but now I'd have to carry 2 extra tires? Help me out here..please.
    You dont carry extra tires. Heck I dont even carry an extra tube. I only flated once in 4 years and that was because i wore down the Hutch fusion 2's to the cord. A wet ride and small stone was too much for the sealant to over come.

    As far as the Rev X, I ran them for years with a small chip in one of the spokes. They didnt explode like carbon frames

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    Thanks for the info..seems like a no brainer then... can tubeless tires be repaired or do you pitch them as i d a punctured tube?
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    New good wind cheating tubeless ready Ultegras for less than heavy, wind catching, knee cap slicing, old used Rev-Xes?

    A no-brainer indeed.
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    yes you can patch the tires like tubes.

    I sold my rev x's because the cross winds on those wheels are horible. They were aero only into a headwind. The 2000 grams didnt bother me unless I was climbing.

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    I'm liking the patch idea!..can tubeless be used on the c35 clincher rims? anyone know?

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