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Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby SammyOZ » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:55 pm

What does everyone think of these - Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular
http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=87

Looking for some wheels to do IronMan 2014 Melbourne. Also for weekend long rides.

Feel free to offer up alternatives.
Budget is $1000.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby michaelkn » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:48 am

I would have been so over them had they came with easy-to-peel-off stickers. But like their other alloy wheels. Best bang for bucks.

You can find these cheaper on CR ($779). However this will be without local support from one of our resident on here. $200 insurance IMO.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:04 pm

I race on the C50T tubular personally. I maybe a little biast but in my opinion you'd have to spend nearly 3x the price in other brands to get something equilivant.

I only have one set left at the current price. I understand the CRC stock is not the "team edition" version.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby SammyOZ » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:56 pm

Bugger, I was hoping to ring and get you to match the CRC wheels if I decided to get them.
I actually have a set of the Bracciano alloy clinchers already.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby SammyOZ » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:00 pm

Perhaps i will save a little more and go with DA C50 Clichers.
Obviously big differences in these wheels. Would be interesting to know what would people prefer to ride on for IronMan and long flattish rides.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:17 pm

SammyOZ wrote:Bugger, I was hoping to ring and get you to match the CRC wheels if I decided to get them.
I actually have a set of the Bracciano alloy clinchers already.


There is Bracciano C50 and Bracciano C50T - the last set I have is the C50T (Team Edition). Lighter than the lower model CRC have left.

The Bracciano C45 Caliente will be here next week, 45mm full carbon clincher. That maybe more what you are looking for?

http://www.pro-lite.net/road-wheels/bra ... iente#page
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby michaelkn » Wed May 01, 2013 1:34 pm

Jack - Any chance those C45 comes in 'teh stealth' look? ie. matt black decals?
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby Xplora » Wed May 01, 2013 3:14 pm

Legend has it that they all would go 85mm deep front and back if the wind isn't too strong. Disc even... but you'd probably be better off hiring them, because how many races would you do with these things?! 50mm deep is pretty hawt for everyday riding or training hehehe :)
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby redcorpsjames » Wed May 01, 2013 4:19 pm

jacks1071 wrote:
SammyOZ wrote:Bugger, I was hoping to ring and get you to match the CRC wheels if I decided to get them.
I actually have a set of the Bracciano alloy clinchers already.


There is Bracciano C50 and Bracciano C50T - the last set I have is the C50T (Team Edition). Lighter than the lower model CRC have left.

The Bracciano C45 Caliente will be here next week, 45mm full carbon clincher. That maybe more what you are looking for?

http://www.pro-lite.net/road-wheels/bra ... iente#page

how much are you listing these wheels for?
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby jacks1071 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:36 pm

michaelkn wrote:Jack - Any chance those C45 comes in 'teh stealth' look? ie. matt black decals?


Sorry the decals are white. Maybe in the future that could change as they have gone black on black for some of the frames.

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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby Xplora » Thu May 02, 2013 7:50 pm

1000 bucks for 1100gm 50 deep and brand new AUSTRALIAN WARRANTY?!

Cmon people. You're killing me here. Buy these things. I'm just not allowed to buy them. DO IT.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby SammyOZ » Thu May 02, 2013 8:18 pm

A friend has actually offered to lend me some zipps for IronMan, so these are not critical for me at he moment.
I have also spent a small fortune already on entry and other gear.
With a bit of luck my Tatts numbers will come up tonight.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby MarkG » Thu May 02, 2013 8:20 pm

With a bit of luck Dion will donate me some 50ts.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby Xplora » Thu May 02, 2013 9:05 pm

If I get them 50% off I promise to ride them 200+kms a week everywhere and whore Pro-lite incessantly to the entire Hills Western Sydney area!!!
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby jacks1071 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:42 pm

Xplora wrote:If I get them 50% off I promise to ride them 200+kms a week everywhere and whore Pro-lite incessantly to the entire Hills Western Sydney area!!!


You guys are killing me :-)

They are more than 50% off a set of Zipps, does that count?
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby SammyOZ » Thu May 02, 2013 11:05 pm

Bugger Tatts numbers didn't come up.
Dion, would these wheels be ok for my 90kg frame?
Are these shimano 11 speed compatible?
Is 1000 as low as you can go?
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby jacks1071 » Fri May 03, 2013 12:06 am

SammyOZ wrote:Bugger Tatts numbers didn't come up.
Dion, would these wheels be ok for my 90kg frame?
Are these shimano 11 speed compatible?
Is 1000 as low as you can go?


No problem with your weight. These ones will need a freehub swap for Shimano 11sp.

I can't beat the current price, if you saw what we pay for them you'd understand why. Most likely the price will increase a little in the near future.

I'll have 11sp compatible ones next week which I can do for small up-charge. PM me for the pricing.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby Ozkaban » Fri May 03, 2013 9:15 am

hmmm. I just started racing crits in c grade. If/when I get to B I think I'm going to have to treat myself to a set of these...
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby clydesmcdale » Fri May 03, 2013 9:40 am

Looking at the prices on CRC of these wheels accompanied with the rep they've been getting through here at BNA, i'm tempted to just purchase a set of 50mm in lieu of rebuilding my chinese carbons (which I've been mostly dissapointed with).

Only 1 question though, and you may not want to answer it, can the decals be removed or have they been clear coated over?... pretty keen on a stealth look.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby jacks1071 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:52 am

clydesmcdale wrote:Looking at the prices on CRC of these wheels accompanied with the rep they've been getting through here at BNA, i'm tempted to just purchase a set of 50mm in lieu of rebuilding my chinese carbons (which I've been mostly dissapointed with).

Only 1 question though, and you may not want to answer it, can the decals be removed or have they been clear coated over?... pretty keen on a stealth look.


Buy from CRC at your own risk. They are the lower, older model, not the team edition version that we have. You'll have almost zero support since Pro-Lite have stopped selling to CRC, they are dumping their stock below cost to clear it. If you have any issues with Pro-Lite gear you buy from CRC, you have to go back through them - I'm unable to cover your warranty although happy to sell you spares and give you advice etc.

The decals can't easily be removed - they are actually a transfer, not a sticker. I'm not sure why you'd want to anyway. If you want something with no decals buy some no-name chinese ones.

If you're going to pay the extra for a quality product might as well have the people around you know about it.

For the price we're selling this model at its a marketing exercise. If everyone removed the decals I might as well not bother bringing them in.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby jacks1071 » Wed May 15, 2013 11:21 pm

The Bracciano Caliente 45mm full carbon clinchers are in stock now for those who were asking.

I havn't listed them in our store yet but there is a special on our facebook page for those who place an order before we list them officially in the online store.
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby dalai47 » Thu May 16, 2013 10:51 am

jacks1071 wrote:There is Bracciano C50 and Bracciano C50T - the last set I have is the C50T (Team Edition).


Haven't scanned through the whole topic and couldn't see the answer on the Prolite site. Are these wheels UCI approved?
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby jimh » Thu May 16, 2013 10:47 pm

jacks1071 wrote:The decals can't easily be removed - they are actually a transfer, not a sticker. I'm not sure why you'd want to anyway. If you want something with no decals buy some no-name chinese ones.


Are you saying your wheels are no better than the no-name chinese ones ??? !!!! :shock:

jacks1071 wrote:If you're going to pay the extra for a quality product might as well have the people around you know about it.


Not everybody likes stickers / advertising / branding all over their bike - personally I'd prefer something a bit subtle myself. (That said these don't look bad)
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby Xplora » Fri May 17, 2013 11:40 am

Deon is saying that every wheel comes with branded stickers, and if you're a stealth obsessed person, perhaps the chinese wheels might be a better way forward for you? Pro-Lite is actually in line with the top end of the market, not the bottom, by having crap all over the wheel :lol:
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Re: Bracciano C50T - Carbon Tubular

Postby Slvr32gtr » Fri May 17, 2013 3:30 pm

Bit off topic, but I just put my order through for a set of Pro-Lite Bracciano's (alloy 27mm profile version) to replace my Dura-Ace C24's.

After reading through the reviews on here and seeing the confidence in the product, it was an easy choice for me to grab a set. I doubt the 100g difference will make any difference and the hubs sound like they wont be too different in performance from the top notch Dura's.

Very keen to see how they go!!
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