brawlo wrote:I actually had a conversation along these lines on the bunchy this morning. So many of the lighter wheelsets these days incorporate lightweight hubs and reduced spoke count with heavier rims. So many people fail to see that a wheelset with more spokes and a lighter rim would actually "feel" lighter on the spinup and in climbing. Market hype......yessiree.
I see this alot with factory built wheels, not that there is anything wrong with it. I've seen both 480g and 380g rims both being built up into 1400g wheelsets, different people want different things (the 480g was supposed to be an aero set with low spoke counts and the 380g were going to be climbing wheels with enough spokes to support the rider). 100g may not seem like alot, but its on the rim and on a set of wheels it becomes 200g. A good example of a heavy rim building up to a similar weight of a much lighter rim is the como wheels you have just bought. They will probably have a rim weight of 550g, compare that to the Open Pro's 435g. Over a set thats 230g of weight differences on the rim but they weigh the same overall. The Como makes up for a lower spoke count with a stiffer, heavier rim. The low spoke count won't hold the wheel in true as well either. IMO its a loose-loose situation.
I think I'm starting to rant