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Any thoughts on this wheelset? The initial reviews seem positive and the weight and price look quite competitive. The 1500g model is probably sub-1500g since Gravel Cyclist found the 1650g to actually weigh 1620g with rim strips and valves installed.
My question is mainly regarding the width. 23mm seems great particularly at this weight, but if running 35mm tires I'm concerned this may actually be too wide? I imagine some of the buib shape that would be lost actually allows the tire to move around and aid traction and comfort. Clement says availability expected in June. https://www.cxmagazine.com/clement-ushuaia-wheels-strada-ush-650b-mxp-24-tires http://www.gravelcyclist.com/bicycle-tech/review-clement-ushuaia-gravel-wheelset/ http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/gear/category/components/wheel-sets/product/clement-ushuaia-gravel-cyclocross-tubeless-wheels-review-50729/
26mm external 25mm depth
1500g - $850
1650g - $650
Brass nipples Enduro bearings 36 POE Center lock or 6 bolt
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I like the early reports on these, but I'm not an early adopter and would wait a year. The specs are what I am looking for though in a set of wheels. At those prices I would rather have a custom wheelset from a builder.
25deep with a 23mm internal is hard to find.I haven't seen any and I really like that about them.
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Originally Posted by
RoverAl I like the early reports on these, but I'm not an early adopter and would wait a year. The specs are what I am looking for though in a set of wheels. At those prices I would rather have a custom wheelset from a builder. 25deep with a 23mm internal is hard to find.I haven't seen any and I really like that about them. That's a good point, the rims are a bit unlike others. Still, price seems a bit hefty for what it is. __________________ I Build Wheels @customwheelsmpls https://www.facebook.com/customwheelsmpls/?notif_t=page_user_activity¬if_id=1459247281877284
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Sounds just like what I'm looking for and at a good price. Thanks for the heads up. I've been eyeing the HED Ardennes Plus from Jensons for $700. These are comparable and a little wider which I think I'd like to try. I wonder how soon they will be available.
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Really sounds like a nice set of wheels with bonus points for the wide rim.