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    Shimano WH-R540 alternatives?

    Just to reclaim myself, I did by no means, mean that the WH-R540 was a light or even aero or a wheel that I would recomend, I was speaking of paired spokes wheels in general and why they pair the spokes or "how they answer the needed question". One point to take is that this shimano wheel is no...
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    Shimano WH-R540 alternatives?

    Wow - an unasked question, guess the market is not asking for a lighter faster wheel. Paired spokes allows the wheels to be built with less spokes making it lighter, more areo and creating then a faster wheel
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    Shimano WH-R540 alternatives?

    Maybe check out these the Apex, they are simular to the WH-R540 http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=22613
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    wheelset

    The Rolf Elan is way light and I know a couple of friends who have put over 10,000 miles on his and never had to true it and another who is at 2,000 and yet to true them. I'm on their Echelons only for a few months now but again never had to true them yet
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    wheelset

    Just to through another in the mix I would look at the Rolf Prima Echelon or Aspin, I have seen them on clearance for under $600, they are a hand built wheel and tough and strong. I havent found wheels I like more.
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    Wheel upgrade,help!

    As a wheel rotates and each spoke comes in contact with the road the spoke goes from full tension to decreased or even zero tension. A higher tensioned spoke will have a smaller range of full to zero tension as it passes over the road, this means less fatigue for those working parts.
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    Wheel upgrade,help!

    This is a common thought, but if done right a lower spoke count wheel is built with higher spoke tensions, which means that the spokes and rims see less of a degree of the tension to detension as the wheel rotates on the road, meaning less fatigue on the wheel its self so it handles the heavier...
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    Wheel upgrade,help!

    Rolf Prima wheels are hand built and yet compete in price with all the machine built wheels.
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    Wheel upgrade,help!

    I would take a look at the Rolf Vigor, much lighter than the Ksyruim your on right now, deeper section rim, so this will be a faster wheel by default. There stiff, strong and durable for what your looking for and come in under your price point even, not to mention the new 08's are looking bling...
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    mavic vs campy vs rolf vs easton vs ....

    the weight really is going to be around the same on these three wheels as Mavic is always off on their weights, actual to marketing weights and how fast a wheel is depends on how areo it is. The ES only has a 22mm rim depth making it more of a climbing wheel so I would say its down to the...
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    mavic vs campy vs rolf vs easton vs ....

    I have rode the Rolf Vigor and their Elan and they are very stiff wheels, it was explained to me when I was researching them that they can actually put more tension in the wheel because of the pairing of spokes so the low spoke count shouldnt scare you. I thought they were awsome wheels and...