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Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:33 pm
by Stagead
I ride an oppy a5 with mavic aksium race wheels.

I do mostly climbing and these wheels flex a bit and it loosens the spokes quickly.

Need advice on a wheelset that is, stiff, and reasonably priced.

Cheers

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:02 pm
by Comedian
Durace c24's rock. :)

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:07 pm
by antipodean
With a 12 month warranty why not try these.

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/edge- ... /WWS-XR200

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:29 pm
by brawlo
Being a big guy myself, my answer would be to get the parts you want and get the wheels built by a good wheelbuilder. There are plenty of off the shelf options that can suit just fine though.

I'm going through the process of reading Jobst Brandt's book on wheelbuilding at the moment, and I would recommend that while you're waiting for the new wheels to get there, that you get the spokes tensioned a bit tighter. You may find that that will solve many of your problems. They will be a good training/backup wheelset then.

Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:53 pm
by themerlin
I have of velocity deep v's from bicycle wheels.com cost about 370 inc postage.
Very stiff strong wheels.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:51 pm
by jacks1071
Stagead wrote:I ride an oppy a5 with mavic aksium race wheels.

I do mostly climbing and these wheels flex a bit and it loosens the spokes quickly.

Need advice on a wheelset that is, stiff, and reasonably priced.

Cheers


Try Pro-lite Bracciano or Merano at our website: www.pro-liteoz.com

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:54 am
by MichaelB
themerlin wrote:I have of velocity deep v's from bicycle wheels.com cost about 370 inc postage.
Very stiff strong wheels.


Deep V's are not really lightweight climbing wheels. But they are strong.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:29 am
by hanzao
Comedian wrote:Durace c24's rock. :)


Hope so because I got these too

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:26 pm
by Ross
+1 on DA C24

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:24 pm
by Daccordi Rider
Mavic Ksyrium SL's for me. Hear good things about the Pro lites for the money.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:35 pm
by MarkG
Fulcrum Zero or 1's - both excellent, bullet proof wheels with exceptional hubs and no weight limit.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:06 pm
by themerlin
antipodean wrote:With a 12 month warranty why not try these.

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/edge- ... /WWS-XR200


Has anyone tried these ?

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:45 pm
by fixedlegs2012
Why not check out Melb Wheel builder Corecarbon? www.corecarbon.com.au they make a 38 and a 58 both are UCI legal and roll really nicely.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:51 pm
by Ross
Pretty light but there must be a reason similar "brand name" wheels cost 2 or 3 times that.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:26 pm
by themerlin
Ross wrote:Pretty light but there must be a reason similar "brand name" wheels cost 2 or 3 times that.


83kg limit might be the reason

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:29 pm
by PawPaw
How much do you weigh?
Hmmmm...never heard of anyone who does mainly climbing before, on a roadie.

Whatever your bodyweight, you'll get a stiffer wheel with a higher spoke count than the Aksium 20/20, and wider rear flange/flange width.

Most OEM wheelsets have loctite or similar applied to the spoke thread, to stop them from loosening....quickly.
But many wheelbuilders argue that loctite shouldn't be necessary if the wheels are tensioned correctly.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:15 am
by Crawf
fixedlegs2012 wrote:Why not check out Melb Wheel builder Corecarbon? http://www.corecarbon.com.au they make a 38 and a 58 both are UCI legal and roll really nicely.


Take one Chinese wheelset
Add two drops of decals
Add 60% to the price tag
Bake up a snazzy website and you have the same product as everybody else.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:20 am
by __PG__
If the original poster is lightweight you could build a set of custom wheels on Stans Alpha alloy rims which are less than 400 grams. Laced up to a set of White Industries hubs you'd have a sub 1400g wheelset that won't brake the bank. But this wouldn't be recommended for a heavier rider.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:37 am
by Crawf
__PG__ wrote:If the original poster is lightweight you could build a set of custom wheels on Stans Alpha alloy rims which are less than 400 grams. Laced up to a set of White Industries hubs you'd have a sub 1400g wheelset that won't brake the bank. But this wouldn't be recommended for a heavier rider.


The newer Alpha rims are beefed up, so should be less of an issue weight wise.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:44 am
by hannos
PawPaw wrote:Hmmmm...never heard of anyone who does mainly climbing before, on a roadie.



I have!

http://theclimbingcyclist.com/


:mrgreen:

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:15 am
by PawPaw
If I did a lot of climbing I·d be reticent to use carbon rims.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:25 pm
by __PG__
PawPaw wrote:If I did a lot of climbing I·d be reticent to use carbon rims.

Agree. Braking on carbon rims on the way down is an issue. I wonder what the pros use on the big days in the Pyrenees and Alps?

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:29 pm
by PawPaw
__PG__ wrote:
PawPaw wrote:If I did a lot of climbing I·d be reticent to use carbon rims.

Agree. Braking on carbon rims on the way down is an issue. I wonder what the pros use on the big days in the Pyrenees and Alps?


very few (<10-15%) looked to be using carbon on the hills. most (>85%) did on the flatter stages.

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:57 pm
by jacks1071
PawPaw wrote:How much do you weigh?
Hmmmm...never heard of anyone who does mainly climbing before, on a roadie.

Whatever your bodyweight, you'll get a stiffer wheel with a higher spoke count than the Aksium 20/20, and wider rear flange/flange width.

Most OEM wheelsets have loctite or similar applied to the spoke thread, to stop them from loosening....quickly.
But many wheelbuilders argue that loctite shouldn't be necessary if the wheels are tensioned correctly.


If a large hub flange is high on your wish list - check these out:

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http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=83

Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:10 pm
by MarkG
Fulcrum Zeros are plenty cheap on the interweb :)