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Offline datlas

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Williams 38C Carbon Clincher Wheelset
« on: September 28, 2011, 01:05:34 PM »
I have about 5 months and 5000 miles on these.  Paired them with Continental GP4000s tires.


Cost is just under 1K.  Probably the best sub 1K all-carbon aero clincher.


Communication with Keith Williams is excellent.  Came quickly and well packaged.  Comes with QR skewers (I got some KCNC Ti ones from eBay for bling/light weight).  Come with 2 sets (8 total) brake pads.  Very easy to switch out brake pads, do NOT use your original/stock brake pads with carbon hoops!


Getting the tires on was a BEAR.  I had to have my wife help hold the bead while I pried on with a plastic tire lever.  Ended up snapping two tire levers but those were cheap Performance.


I am not 100% sold on the ceramic bearings but they run smooth.


The Aero benefits are most notable at speeds above say 23-25MPH.  Very noticeable on fast descents.


The wheels are still as true as when they came.   


Handle fine in crosswinds.


No Major complaints.


Minor complaints:


1.  Tough to mount tires.
2.  Braking is not as good as with alloy rims.  This is true for all carbon hoops, though.


I chose 38mm depth because I am only 145 pounds and was concerned that deeper sections would not handle well in crosswinds.


If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


Doug a/k/a datlas


RUOkie

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Re: Williams 38C Carbon Clincher Wheelset
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 01:08:46 PM »
why are you selling?

shovelhd

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Re: Williams 38C Carbon Clincher Wheelset
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 01:09:43 PM »
This is the review forum.

ijen

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Re: Williams 38C Carbon Clincher Wheelset
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 01:46:35 PM »

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Re: Williams 38C Carbon Clincher Wheelset
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 02:09:48 PM »
This is the review forum.


What?


WHAT??


Did I do it wrong?


Forgive me, I am new at this. :banghead:

RUOkie

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Re: Williams 38C Carbon Clincher Wheelset
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 02:18:33 PM »
Yes people, he is a doctor.  :facepalm:

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Re: Williams 38C Carbon Clincher Wheelset
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 04:31:19 PM »
I just got a set of their aluminum tubular wheels.  Cool how much extra stuff they toss in.  Two water bottles, good skewers and a t-shirt.  I've done one test ride and one race with them.  So far, so good.

Also hear their customer service is great.