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Postby Kemmyn » Wed May 01, 2013 10:22 pm

Hey,

I have just splurged on my first carbon bike, an orbea orca 105, really happy with the bike but some of the reviews said that the wheels and tyres could be better. So I was after some suggestions maybe on what I should look for in a few months as an upgrade, for under $1000

Supplied with the bike were
WHEELS. ORBEA 28
TYRES. VITTORIA RUBINO 700X23
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Re: Wheel set

Postby doggatas » Thu May 02, 2013 6:47 am

Wheels: Plenty of wheels available at that price range. I reckon I'd go some dura ace 9000 c24's

tyres: conti gp 4 seasons - I have them on my only bike ATM and I commute, train and race on them. In saying that I know plenty of guys who run the rubino and they continue to buy them, so they can't be that bad.
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Re: Wheel set

Postby toppity » Thu May 02, 2013 9:51 am

plenty of threads on similar topics. But I'd struggle to go past Shimano RS80. Much cheaper than $1000
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Re: Wheel set

Postby ozdavo » Thu May 02, 2013 10:02 am

There is no one wheel set for all people, for all riding...

How much do you weigh?
Are you happy to perform/pay for periodic maintenance, or would you prefer a more bomb proof (heavier) set?
What do you want them for? General everyday riding on usual rough, potholed roads? Or race only conditions, where you use your old set most days?
What kind of riding do you do? Mostly flat/undulating or more climbing?

Answer these, and the knowledgeable people around these parts will be able to better advise on a wheel set to match your needs.

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Re: Wheel set

Postby Kemmyn » Thu May 02, 2013 11:04 am

i'm 6"2 and 88kg, probably prefer more bomb proof. Just riding on everyday roads, no big hills though a lot of undulating hills on my main ride.
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Re: Wheel set

Postby Marty Moose » Thu May 02, 2013 12:08 pm

I'm around your weight and have had a great run with c24's both rs80 and dura ace, They are reliable easy to service great to ride and strong.

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Re: Wheel set

Postby jaseyjase » Thu May 02, 2013 12:27 pm

Fulcrum F1s
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Re: Wheel set

Postby trek52 » Thu May 02, 2013 1:25 pm

Fulcrum 1s
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Re: Wheel set

Postby Derny Driver » Thu May 02, 2013 2:43 pm

Fulcrum 1s
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Re: Wheel set

Postby macca33 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:29 pm

What they all said - Fulcrum R1s - they are a fantastic wheelset.

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Re: Wheel set

Postby ozdavo » Thu May 02, 2013 3:39 pm

I'd be looking for a 40-50mm Carbon clincher (possibly with alloy brake track for peace of mind, and better all round braking).
Something like a RS80-C50.
A deep rim profile looks great (IMO), is inherently stronger & better aerodynamically (easier to hold speed) than a shallow rim.
As I understand, on the flats, the aero benefits of a deep profile "usually" outweighs the weight penalty over a good shallow rim (Fulcrum racing 0/1).
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Re: Wheel set

Postby jacks1071 » Thu May 02, 2013 10:10 pm

Kemmyn wrote:i'm 6"2 and 88kg, probably prefer more bomb proof. Just riding on everyday roads, no big hills though a lot of undulating hills on my main ride.


You might consider the Pro-Lite Merano for what you've described, you could buy 3 sets inside your budget and still have money left over.

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http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=82

This review might help with considering different options:

http://2011.pro-lite.net/images/stories ... wheels.pdf

The model Pro-Lite have in the review is the Bracciano: http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19
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Re: Wheel set

Postby boss » Fri May 03, 2013 4:23 pm

Marty Moose wrote:I'm around your weight and have had a great run with c24's both rs80 and dura ace, They are reliable easy to service great to ride and strong.

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+1 I love my DA c24's.

Was just talking about them yesterday to a mate. They're a nice set of wheels. The styling is subtle - the carbon fairing isn't overly blingy and matches just about any bike. They spin up super quick. And they're reliable - I ride on some pretty trashy roads at pace, and sometimes I'm in that dark place where you can't see even the biggest potholes. Still true.

I've had them since the start of the year, and have done 5000km-ish on them - almost all of that is climbing so it's quite a few hours of riding. Really I can't fault them.
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Re: Wheel set

Postby pawnii » Fri May 03, 2013 4:49 pm

or C35's even
yes, I'm an overweight weight weenie
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Re: Wheel set

Postby Kemmyn » Sun May 05, 2013 8:25 pm

Thanks for all the input, will check out all the suggestions
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