Wheel set advice....plz

segrave
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Wheel set advice....plz

Postby segrave » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:57 pm

Just wanted ppl's views on a view wheelsets. performance and durability are the mains concerns

DT Swiss RR1850 wheelset

Shimano Dura Ace 7850 Carbon Laminate Clincher Wheel Set

Easton EA90 SLX Wheel Set

Does anyone use these and if so what to you find are there strengths and weakness

Thanks

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Mattsbike
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Re: Wheel set advice....plz

Postby Mattsbike » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:16 pm

segrave wrote:Just wanted ppl's views on a view wheelsets. performance and durability are the mains concerns


Dura Ace 7850 24mm CL Review

I love them!
Matt

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JV911
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Re: Wheel set advice....plz

Postby JV911 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:45 pm

all top notch wheels esp the DT and Dura Ace
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Richard.L
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Re: Wheel set advice....plz

Postby Richard.L » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:28 pm

Are you planning to race with these?? (It probably won't matter anymore since CA has altered the wheel regs)
The Eastern's seem really convincing to me

A good way to check how good they are is to look what others have rated/thought about them in reviews of where you are buying them from(Websites like wiggle or Chain Reaction Cycles)

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Re: Wheel set advice....plz

Postby segrave » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:50 pm

Not planning on doing any racing for a while but will be used for mostly 80 - 150k rides with alot of climbing....should i be worried about the thickness of the dura-ace walls if im descending alot? also im a touch over 90kgs.

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brycerider
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Re: Wheel set advice....plz

Postby brycerider » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:45 pm

You can buy the DT240 hubs, DT Comp spokes and DT 1.1 rims and then have them built for less $ than the DT1850. Overall a good wheel

Some people have had a few issues with the Eastons - alloy spoke nipples failing and also the hub preload adjustment coming loose

Shimano's get a good wrap if a little noodly for someone of your size

For lots of reliable km's I would go the DTs but built them from parts and save some $

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Re: Wheel set advice....plz

Postby segrave » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:19 pm

sounds like a good idea...but i have heard they have been some problems with cracking with the single eyelet DT RR1.1 so if anyone could point me in the direction of a online retailer so i check out the the weight / price difference between the double/single eyelet models.

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Re: Wheel set advice....plz

Postby brycerider » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:20 pm

Yes run a double eyelet on the back and a single on the front - the weights are on the DT site

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