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Postby MarkD_83 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:33 am

Ok guys quick question, what are the best value for money road/racing wheels? Looking to spend around the $1000.00
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Re: Road wheels

Postby sumgy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:47 am

If it was me, I would buy some Fulcrum 1's or if I could find them on special I would look at the Fulcrum 0's.
I have the one's and used them all last season for crit and road racing.
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Re: Road wheels

Postby schmidty » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:51 am

Everyone's opinion will be different, but personally I would go for either Mavics or Fulcrums.

Fulcrum 1's, Mavic Ksyriums are all good and you can get a really good set for your budget.

If you are a bigger guy, increase the spoke count and go after straight pull spokes. If not, just go for it.
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:18 pm

If it was just for racing I would find something a bit aero and stiff.
If you don't want to swap wheels for racing / training then go one of the above options... Maybe.
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Re: Road wheels

Postby bosvit » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:07 pm

American Classic 420s

Lighter faster cheaper, if you can put up with team America plastered all over your rims!

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Re: Road wheels

Postby RoFlmaTiC » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:11 pm

I bought a new set of RS80 - C50s from ribble earlier this year. They can be had for $750 delivered from the UK.

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... HIMWHFR390

It's quite a competitive price, especially when compared to wiggle/crc where they are closer to $1000. My LBS had them for sale for $1,200 AUD.

Although on the heavy side, I have found them to be great wheels, seem to be quite strong for the relatively low spoke count. My understanding is that they are a mix of dura ace rims (i.e. same rims as on C50 Dura Ace clinchers) and an ultegra hub.

The hubs are quite "stealthy" if thats what you prefer.
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Re: Road wheels

Postby ValleyForge » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:14 pm

Have you trawled Bike Radar? There were a number of recent wheels reviewed.

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Re: Road wheels

Postby snedden9485 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:37 pm

Dura Ace C24 clinchers. Awesome wheels. Good hubs, light and stiff.
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Re: Road wheels

Postby toppity » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:41 pm

For comparison sakes I'm around 100kg and try to race as much as I train.

I have a set of RS80 clinchers (not the C50). They have been great race and training wheels. For around $600 delivered from overseas they are hard to fault.

I've tried no-name Chinese carbon tubular wheels (yishuin) and although they were ok I wouldn't go down that road again.

I've recently bought a second hand set of zipp 404 tubulars and they are the best wheels I've owned. I got them for just over $1,000 including a brand new cassette and Tyres from eBay. Light, aero and fairly stiff they are great all-rounders

I've also had cheaper shimano clincher wheels and in the end you get what you pay for.
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Re: Road wheels

Postby grnis200 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:33 pm

I second Shimano Dura-ace C24 clinchers for a reliable fast wheel set under $1k.

A mate bought the Fulcram Racing 0s - great wheels but hubs feel plastic in areas.
He also had the rear hub rebuilt after a short time.
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Re: Road wheels

Postby jacks1071 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:58 pm

MarkD_83 wrote:Ok guys quick question, what are the best value for money road/racing wheels? Looking to spend around the $1000.00


Best value for money, in my opinion Pro-Lite Bracciano - I do sell them, but wouldn't if they wern't a good thing.

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Re: Road wheels

Postby Rex » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:05 pm

jacks1071 wrote:
MarkD_83 wrote:Ok guys quick question, what are the best value for money road/racing wheels? Looking to spend around the $1000.00


Best value for money, in my opinion Pro-Lite Bracciano - I do sell them, but wouldn't if they wern't a good thing.

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=19


Fitted my new Bracciano's on saturday, clocked 125km on them yesterday.

LOVE them... couldn't be happier :)
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Re: Road wheels

Postby simonr23 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:28 pm

i'm waiting for mine to arrive. ordered last wednesday. how long did yours take for delivery, rex?
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Re: Road wheels

Postby Rex » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:22 pm

simonr23 wrote:i'm waiting for mine to arrive. ordered last wednesday. how long did yours take for delivery, rex?


About 2 weeks... Fastway are anything but.
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Re: Road wheels

Postby jacks1071 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:16 pm

Rex wrote:
simonr23 wrote:i'm waiting for mine to arrive. ordered last wednesday. how long did yours take for delivery, rex?


About 2 weeks... Fastway are anything but.


Its a long way to Perth from QLD by Road :-) If it makes you feel any better TNT take just as long but charge twice as much for a box that size.

Delivery on the East Coast is typically 1-3 days.
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