PawPaw wrote:__PG__ wrote:PawPaw wrote:If I did a lot of climbing I·d be reticent to use carbon rims.
Agree. Braking on carbon rims on the way down is an issue. I wonder what the pros use on the big days in the Pyrenees and Alps?
very few (<10-15%) looked to be using carbon on the hills. most (>85%) did on the flatter stages.
Wtaching the Pyrenees and Alps stages I didn't see any alloy wheels nor could I find any in cyclingnews photo galleries so I highly doubt there were double digit percentages of riders using alloy wheels in any stage.
I personally use my carbon tubulars on hilly rides because I prefer the braking (with a good pad) and security of a tubular tyre but YMMV.
To OP's question I think something like a fulcrum racing 1 fit the bill and can be found pretty cheaply online.