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Lighter wheels

Postby danieloh » Tue May 21, 2013 9:31 pm

Hi all,
I'm after getting a Wilier XP Veloce 2011 which comes with Fulcrum 7s. I want to build a lighter set of wheels but on a budget ($500ish). I worked out the following set up to be around the 1500g mark give or take depending on spoke configuration.

Mavic Open Pro Rims DT Swiss Revolution Spokes Campagnolo Record Hubs Front & Rear

Does anyone have any recommendations or alternative options? My other options were possibly Hope 3 Hubs or Sapim .CX-Rays. Also what would be the best lacking patterns to use?

Cheers in advance.
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby jaseyjase » Wed May 22, 2013 12:25 pm

why not just buy a set of fulcrum 3s? 1552grams and under $500.
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby danieloh » Wed May 22, 2013 12:36 pm

jaseyjase wrote:why not just buy a set of fulcrum 3s? 1552grams and under $500.


That is an option but building them is more fun and theres a lot of pride to be got in riding wheels you built yourself!
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby Ozkaban » Wed May 22, 2013 2:28 pm

danieloh wrote:
jaseyjase wrote:why not just buy a set of fulcrum 3s? 1552grams and under $500.


That is an option but building them is more fun and theres a lot of pride to be got in riding wheels you built yourself!

I agree on the pride thing, and accept your motivation. But in this case I'd rather spend the time riding and pay $400 locally on a set of 1500g prolite braccianos. Very, very good value for money. Mine are up over 6,000km so far and still brilliant.
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby biker jk » Wed May 22, 2013 2:46 pm

danieloh wrote:Hi all,
I'm after getting a Wilier XP Veloce 2011 which comes with Fulcrum 7s. I want to build a lighter set of wheels but on a budget ($500ish). I worked out the following set up to be around the 1500g mark give or take depending on spoke configuration.

Mavic Open Pro Rims DT Swiss Revolution Spokes Campagnolo Record Hubs Front & Rear

Does anyone have any recommendations or alternative options? My other options were possibly Hope 3 Hubs or Sapim .CX-Rays. Also what would be the best lacking patterns to use?

Cheers in advance.


What do you weigh? What type of riding will you be doing (rough surfaces, hills, etc.)?
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby thecaptn » Wed May 22, 2013 5:26 pm

jaseyjase wrote:why not just buy a set of fulcrum 3s? 1552grams and under $500.

These look really good for the money and I was thinking of getting some myself but they have a reputation for having difficult to source spokes should you break one.
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby CXCommuter » Wed May 22, 2013 6:28 pm

Another nod to the Braccianos- clocked up 400km of commuting and general riding on mine including the rough and tumble of PSP's over here in Perth, not a problem at all, still straight and true. Also good in that if a spoke goes any LBS can replace them.

Just got some wheels built up, Kinlin XR380's on Soul Prodigy Hubs for very cheap (Literally received today), 1,600grams, looking forward to using these for commuting wheels.
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby antipodean » Wed May 22, 2013 7:58 pm

CXCommuter wrote:Another nod to the Braccianos- clocked up 400km of commuting and general riding on mine including the rough and tumble of PSP's over here in Perth, not a problem at all, still straight and true.


Wow 400k's I need a set of these!
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby danieloh » Wed May 22, 2013 9:39 pm

I weigh 60kgs and will only be doing 60-100 kms per week just for fitness and to have spin in my legs for MTB. Will mainly be on smooth roads with the odd hill here and there. Nothing too strenous.
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby biker jk » Thu May 23, 2013 11:27 am

danieloh wrote:I weigh 60kgs and will only be doing 60-100 kms per week just for fitness and to have spin in my legs for MTB. Will mainly be on smooth roads with the odd hill here and there. Nothing too strenous.


Ok, you're pretty light so don't really need high spoke count or extra sturdy rims. I built a sub 1500g wheelset for $420 using the following components from http://www.bikehubstore.com/.

Kinlin XC-279 (BHS C472w) rim. It's 23mm wide which provides a better ride and handling. Alternatives are Pacenti SL23 (lighter), H Plus Sons Archetype.

BHS hubs (SL218, SLF71W)

Sapix CX-Ray spokes (20f, 24r), Brass nipples.

I have thousands of kms on this wheelset and it's performing excellently.

Good luck.
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby CXCommuter » Fri May 24, 2013 12:48 pm

antipodean wrote:
CXCommuter wrote:Another nod to the Braccianos- clocked up 400km of commuting and general riding on mine including the rough and tumble of PSP's over here in Perth, not a problem at all, still straight and true.


Wow 400k's I need a set of these!


Oops supposed to be 40kms, sorry 4,000 kms
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby cryptos » Fri May 24, 2013 9:10 pm

Just acquired some Campo Zonda, from what I can see comparable to Fulcrum 3's, coming of fulcrum 7's on my new bike after 500km's loving them..
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby Rex » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:14 pm

Done about 12,000kms on my Braccianos.
Rear trued once after a spoke snapping, front untouched.

Ride brilliantly still.
Time to service the hub I think :)
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby jacks1071 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:37 am

Rex wrote:Done about 12,000kms on my Braccianos.
Rear trued once after a spoke snapping, front untouched.

Ride brilliantly still.
Time to service the hub I think :)


Good to hear Rex! Here are the directions on how to service the freehub.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FZeV3glmOI

When you are due for bearings I have the genuine japanese ezo ones in stock if you want to stick with genuine parts.
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby Rex » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:28 am

Yeah I've got your vid bookmarked, just need to find the time.

Can you PM me the price of the bearing please Dion?
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Re: Lighter wheels

Postby R12RT » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:28 am

jacks1071 wrote:
Rex wrote:Done about 12,000kms on my Braccianos.
Rear trued once after a spoke snapping, front untouched.

Ride brilliantly still.
Time to service the hub I think :)


Good to hear Rex! Here are the directions on how to service the freehub.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FZeV3glmOI

When you are due for bearings I have the genuine japanese ezo ones in stock if you want to stick with genuine parts.


13000km on my Braccianos. Still true.

Service the rear hub every 1500km or so.

Just replaced the rear bearings with genuine Ezo bearings after I noticed some play in the rear wheel.
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