The tubular Zipp 404’s are a reliable choice for time trailing. http://zipp.com/
I have found the Rubin Pro’s are good for time trails and not a fan of using them for heavy cornering.
For using them racing the 23 mm, I like to have less then 1,500 km on them and for the 20 mm I like to have less then 800 km.
For max life span the 23 mm seam to be in the 2,500 to 3,000 km range and the 20 mm at 1,000 to 1,500 km. Keep in mind I am hard on my tires so your mileage may be better.
The Michelin Pro Race 23 mm and 20 mm have done fairly well in races. They grip well in dry and wet conditions. Good for cornering.
For using them racing the 23 mm, I like to have less then 1,500 km on them and for the 20 mm I like to have less then 1,000 km.
For max life span the 23 mm seam to be in the 3,000 to 3,500 km range and the 20 mm at 1,500 to 2,000 km. Keep in mind I am hard on my tires so your mileage may be better.
I been threw quite a few Michelin carbon tires, they last around 5000 to 6000 km. Very resistant to glass, rocks, pot holes and so on. Even done a couple of weekend crits in Brooklyn, New York with them.
For lighter riders, close to 100 lbs, they seam to last forever.
I carry a mini pump to get me out of a pinch, often I am 50 km from the nearest bike shop. The Topeak Mini pump, more so has got me out of bad spots a number of times. Topeak Mini
Overall Topeak products have been kind to me.
The stand has worked well, I put two bikes on it and lean one beside it at the base.
The Joe Blow Sprint Floor pump has worked well for me Joe Blow Spring Pump The gauge appears to be accurate, once I find a gauge to test I’ll post the results.
I have gone threw around 20 to 25 chains in thew last few years and my preference has been Dura Ace chains with a fixed pin. My opinion is they take the longest to wear out (1.5 to 2x longer), quitest and all most never break. Good for training and racing.
Based on my experience with wearing out a couple Ultegra Hubs I have found them to roll smooth when new expect they wear out fairly quickly. When I say quickly, I mean noticeable difference with in 5,000 km. At 15,000 km I figure there is a 5 to 10 % energy loss. My feeling is my wet weather riding style does not vibe well with the hubs. Their weak point is the hub casing. Grease, bearings and holders can all be replaced but the casing still wears out.
Additionally, the cost of a replacement free wheel is close to the cost of the hub. Overall good if you are using them for less then 5,000 km / year and keep up on the maintenance. The would last two to three years.
Mavic Open Pro rims are good for training and all three pairs have done well for me. I recommend them for for a cost effective training wheels. Mavic open pro rims, I find with my moderate braking style they are good for around 12000 to 15000 km. Light braking might make them last 20,000 +.