Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelsets?

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Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelsets?

Postby moreegolfer » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:24 am

I note Merlin cycles have a great price on the new DA 9000 C50 clincher (gee that's a mouthful) and wondered if there any opinions on how good a deal it is compared to similar wheelsets, both for rim depth/shape and weight? After paying GST I think they should come in at A$1375 delivered. Hit me with your thoughts?
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby moreegolfer » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:03 am

I am 90kg so no lightweight and I mainly ride criteriums and moderate climbs. I subscribe to the aero is better than weight argument.
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby BrisVegas » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:12 am

pfft 90kg. skinny bugger. :roll:
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby moreegolfer » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:13 am

BrisVegas wrote:pfft 90kg. skinny bugger. :roll:

I am a lighweight I know :lol:
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby jasonc » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:22 pm

obviously not enough hills around your area :mrgreen:
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby moreegolfer » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:59 pm

jasonc wrote:obviously not enough hills around your area :mrgreen:

Or I don't tackle them often enough :roll:
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby moreegolfer » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:18 am

Merlin put their price up on the C50 clinchers so I am back to the drawing board. Cycling Express have them but you can't add them to your basket for some reason :?
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby MDL » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:36 pm

I have a set of C50. and a set of the RS80's as well. The C50's are faster on the flats but the RS80 i find climb better. I wouldn't of beleived it till riding on the RS80 for a while and then stick the C50's on for a long ride.

Out to highfields i find the C50's get going better.

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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby moreegolfer » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:23 pm

Thanks Matt. Are the RS 80s lighter or just feel lighter climb on?
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby MDL » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:28 pm

They are lighter,

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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby moreegolfer » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:55 am

Hmmm, lighter might also mean more prone to me busting something. I think I will pull the trigger on the C50s.
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby durianrider » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:09 pm

moreegolfer wrote:I note Merlin cycles have a great price on the new DA 9000 C50 clincher (gee that's a mouthful) and wondered if there any opinions on how good a deal it is compared to similar wheelsets, both for rim depth/shape and weight? After paying GST I think they should come in at A$1375 delivered. Hit me with your thoughts?



Get a power meter and ride up grades instead of buying 'upgrades' that really make no difference at the end of the day.

Its mostly just marketing hype. I worked in the industry. Ive never had a drivers license. I will bang out the same wattage up Norton Summit with the latest DA wheels as a 100$ pair of shimanos. Maybe 4-5 seconds quicker over 15minutes. Srsly, get a power meter and you will understand what the fuss is about.
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Re: Thoughts on DA 9000 C50 clinchers vs comparable wheelset

Postby Bakks » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:15 pm

You can get the RS80 (Ultegra) C50's for $700 from Planet X bikes. Meant to be same wheel, different hub. Might be worth checking out.
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