Advice on wheelset for single speed/fixie

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Advice on wheelset for single speed/fixie

Postby sirhcjw » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:24 pm

Hi All,

I am looking at using these wheels on my every day commuter single speed

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/ACW ... d-wheelset

will these hold up to a bit of gutter jumping and general riding.

I was going to get a set of velocity deep v's but I just cant justify $450 for a set considering these wheels are $230.

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They are only 28 spoke will they be strong enough I am 80kgs.

I am a cross country MTB rider at heart.

Any thoughts or advice / recommendations greatly appreciated.

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Cheers

Chris
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Re: Advice on wheelset for single speed/fixie

Postby BLU_FZ! » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:04 pm

I just orded a set of Velocity Deep Vs with Formul hubs 36 spokes per wheel,fixed/fixed from Ben at Velo Mine.$198 aussie bucks plus $70 postage.He has Wienmann DP`s in various colours and spoke counts for $150 but for the xtra i went Deep V`s. I swear by Velo Mine. Google them, you wont be dissapointed and for $40 more than the wheels your looking at??? i know what i would be spending my money on

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Re: Advice on wheelset for single speed/fixie

Postby BLU_FZ! » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:37 pm

To add to the above post,im ordering a set of pink Deep V`s for the mrs Xmas chick bike with a basket project.

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Re: Advice on wheelset for single speed/fixie

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:40 pm

Hi Chris, I can't comment on the A-Class wheels as I don't know them, but I can say that the 36H Velocity Deep V's I have have given faultless service
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Re: Advice on wheelset for single speed/fixie

Postby yehuwdiy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:54 pm

My Velocity Dyads have been great. 36h front and rear with sealed bearing hubs. More than the deep v's, but excellent wheels.
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Re: Advice on wheelset for single speed/fixie

Postby Stovepipe » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:15 am

if youre gonna hit a few gutters look at velocity chukkers

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they're stronger than a deep V, maybe not as much competition in the supply side though so dont kno how cheap you can get them. Otherwise +1 deep Vs
dont mess with effectively no-branders to save $50
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Re: Advice on wheelset for single speed/fixie

Postby yehuwdiy » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:15 am

I agree strongly with Stovepipe.

My philosophy (and I have always been a miserly bastard), is that when forced to spend money on a bike, make sure that component can be transferred to a new project if need be. That way you are making an investment for years, some cases close to a lifetime. If this is the case buy once, cry yourself to sleep that night, then wake up and realise that you will be riding with that new friend for years. Smile, shine, enjoy.
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