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I have a 04 scalpel 900 that i have upgraded to about 26lbs. I am committed at this point to do one more major upgrade with the hopes of not only making this 25, but making it "feel" like a 25. so my question is this: the stock wheels are mavic 117's. would i feel more a difference upgrading the wheels to some from oddsnendos at around 1650g, or by getting marta sl's, both of which cost about the same and will shave, by my estimates, almost a pound, with the martas saving a bit more than the wheels. I know the obvious answer is going to be the wheels because of rotational mass, but would more weight saving from other rparts of the bike make more of a diff than less weight saving from just wheels? Thanks!
 

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The hub on the lefty of my Scalpel was crap. The drag was noticable when free spinning the wheel. I bought the oddsnendos wheel with woodman hub and it was better than I thought it could be. I could spin a one or two gears higher on the climbs with the same effort. To answer your question: yes, there is more to it than weight. The superior hub makes a big difference in rolling resistance for this wheel.
 

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Thanks

for letting me know from first hand experience...I just ordered my woodman/717 from Mike, can't wait to try it out! Anyone else have any input on how much of a difference in "feel" a new wheelset would be in comparison to shaving possibly more weight but from other parts of the bike ie seat, brakes, etc?
 

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Sounds like there's something wrong with your Lefty hub. I happen to have a wheelset with a front Cannondale Competition front hub (made by DT Swiss if I'm not mistaken). It's very smooth just like my CrossMax SL Lefty hub.
 
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