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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:27 pm

MarkG wrote:Seriously mate, for $400 I would go the Braccianos. Aussie distributor, quick delivery and product support and back up.
The best thing is, if worse comes to worse and you decide you don't want them, or don't like them, it's only $400.


While the Braccianos seems like a good choice, $400 is actually quite a lot to me as im 13.
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:28 pm

What about the Campy Eurus? Out of my budget, but I can definitely save up for a little longer :wink:
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby boss » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:29 pm

KenGS wrote:
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No not at all, and I'm one of those guys that do like to match all the things. Can't have Shimano everything. Most wheelsets aren't Shimano so I don't see why not. They come with a Shimano hub afterall ha :mrgreen:


I'm in the other camp, I think campy wheels with a shimano groupset is weird.

You can always go Fulcrum - Campy own Fulcrum and some of their wheels are similar if not the same componentry with different branding and lacing.

But the Zonda's are about $100 cheaper than Fulcrums and if mixing brands really bothers you just peel off the stickers. Saves weight too :wink:


I still wouldn't do it. But I wouldn't judge someone else for doing it - their bike after all!
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby MarkG » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:36 pm

15wilsonwu wrote:
MarkG wrote:Seriously mate, for $400 I would go the Braccianos. Aussie distributor, quick delivery and product support and back up.
The best thing is, if worse comes to worse and you decide you don't want them, or don't like them, it's only $400.


While the Braccianos seems like a good choice, $400 is actually quite a lot to me as im 13.
Had to "service" 10 bikes (with my limited experience) to, get 100


If you're only charging $10 for a service, that's not a good deal for you.
What does this 'service' consist of? lol
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:42 pm

MarkG wrote:
15wilsonwu wrote:
MarkG wrote:Seriously mate, for $400 I would go the Braccianos. Aussie distributor, quick delivery and product support and back up.
The best thing is, if worse comes to worse and you decide you don't want them, or don't like them, it's only $400.


While the Braccianos seems like a good choice, $400 is actually quite a lot to me as im 13.
Had to "service" 10 bikes (with my limited experience) to, get 100


If you're only charging $10 for a service, that's not a good deal for you.
What does this 'service' consist of? lol


Good question, i usually get friends that has no knowledge in bikes with really crappy and dirty mountain bikes and wash it for them. They could barely tell the difference between a proper service and my "service" :P or bike wash, in this case :wink:
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby biker jk » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:46 pm

15wilsonwu wrote:
Good question, i usually get friends that has no knowledge in bikes with really crappy and dirty mountain bikes and wash it for them. They could barely tell the difference between a proper service and my "service" :P or bike wash, in this case :wink:


True, your friends probably don't notice you've washed the grease out of their hubs and bottom bracket with a high pressure hose so $10 sounds about fair for that "service".
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:47 pm

By the way, after a detailed look into the Campy wheels, I dont really like the lacing pattern, it's really weird. Unless the performance and value could justify it.
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:48 pm

biker jk wrote:
15wilsonwu wrote:
Good question, i usually get friends that has no knowledge in bikes with really crappy and dirty mountain bikes and wash it for them. They could barely tell the difference between a proper service and my "service" :P or bike wash, in this case :wink:


True, your friends probably don't notice you've washed the grease out of their hubs and bottom bracket with a high pressure hose so $10 sounds about fair for that "service".


:D Wouldn't get a lot of friends like me, would you? :wink:
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:57 pm

Back to the wheels,
Braccianos vs Zondas vs ROLs vs Eurus
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:23 pm

The ROLs seems to be a pretty decent wheelset, does anyone here have any experience with them?
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby KenGS » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:32 pm

15wilsonwu wrote:The ROLs seems to be a pretty decent wheelset, does anyone here have any experience with them?

Don't forget to add postage to the price - $95 to Australia
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:46 pm

KenGS wrote:
15wilsonwu wrote:The ROLs seems to be a pretty decent wheelset, does anyone here have any experience with them?

Don't forget to add postage to the price - $95 to Australia


Ahh, dammit. Its outta my list now :(
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:47 pm

Any reviews for the Eurus?
Im currently leaning towards the Braccianos for the price of it (thanks Deon :wink: )
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby Warnesy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:20 pm

Slight hijack to save another wheel thread. Would the Bracciano's be a good option for a general commuting wheel for a 84kg bloke?
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby Shpox » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:24 pm

Warnesy wrote:Slight hijack to save another wheel thread. Would the Bracciano's be a good option for a general commuting wheel for a 84kg bloke?


You might need Jack from prolite to bump in here, but I believe they're good upto 100kg.

15wilsonwu wrote:By the way, after a detailed look into the Campy wheels, I dont really like the lacing pattern, it's really weird. Unless the performance and value could justify it.


I actually really like it. Makes it super easy to wipe down the rim or cassette too. In the end though, it's upto you. Jack mentioned yesterday that if you don't like the Bracciano's he'll refund you. You might just lose out on postage. Both are good choices but it's your money, and at 13 years of age, looks like you've worked hard to get in a position to buy from wheels too. :mrgreen:
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:09 pm

Shpox wrote:
Warnesy wrote:Slight hijack to save another wheel thread. Would the Bracciano's be a good option for a general commuting wheel for a 84kg bloke?


You might need Jack from prolite to bump in here, but I believe they're good upto 100kg.

15wilsonwu wrote:By the way, after a detailed look into the Campy wheels, I dont really like the lacing pattern, it's really weird. Unless the performance and value could justify it.


I actually really like it. Makes it super easy to wipe down the rim or cassette too. In the end though, it's upto you. Jack mentioned yesterday that if you don't like the Bracciano's he'll refund you. You might just lose out on postage. Both are good choices but it's your money, and at 13 years of age, looks like you've worked hard to get in a position to buy from wheels too. :mrgreen:


Well, sort of... :P
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby KenGS » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:50 pm

Aren't the Eurus out of your price range? Over $800 at CRC and they are laced just like the Zondas which you said you don't like the look of.
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby RonK » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:01 pm

Eurus wheels are a class above any of the others mentioned.
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:05 pm

Warnesy wrote:Slight hijack to save another wheel thread. Would the Bracciano's be a good option for a general commuting wheel for a 84kg bloke?


am the same weight as you - have pro-lite como's for commuting and bracciano's on the roadie for the fun stuff.
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby Warnesy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:07 pm

jasonc wrote:
Warnesy wrote:Slight hijack to save another wheel thread. Would the Bracciano's be a good option for a general commuting wheel for a 84kg bloke?


am the same weight as you - have pro-lite como's for commuting and bracciano's on the roadie for the fun stuff.


Thanks Jason. The Shimano RS80's are on a super good special at the moment, so they are tempting me also.
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:10 pm

KenGS wrote:Aren't the Eurus out of your price range? Over $800 at CRC and they are laced just like the Zondas which you said you don't like the look of.


I mean, if the performance justifies the price and the looks, why not? :)
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:14 pm

Ideally, I would like to buy it locally, so I can sneak the new wheels on without my parents knowing, or I can buy it online but Ill have to wait a little longer since I just upgraded my frame, and it would be impossible for the Minister of Everything, aka parents to approve.
(They arnt cyclist, so its unlikely they can detect new wheels)
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby jacks1071 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:05 am

jasonc wrote:
Warnesy wrote:Slight hijack to save another wheel thread. Would the Bracciano's be a good option for a general commuting wheel for a 84kg bloke?


am the same weight as you - have pro-lite como's for commuting and bracciano's on the roadie for the fun stuff.


Awesome combo :-)

Warnesy - yes you could commute on the Bracciano. If you can afford it though, consider what Jason does. You are well within the Bracciano's recommended weight limit.
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby Ozkaban » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:37 am

Warnesy wrote:Slight hijack to save another wheel thread. Would the Bracciano's be a good option for a general commuting wheel for a 84kg bloke?

I'm 87kg and have the braccianos on my carbon roadie, which I commute on cos it's more fun than the 'commute' bike :mrgreen: They're up to 3270km so far and still running great.
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Re: All Round Wheelset

Postby biker jk » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:14 am

Warnesy wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Warnesy wrote:Slight hijack to save another wheel thread. Would the Bracciano's be a good option for a general commuting wheel for a 84kg bloke?


am the same weight as you - have pro-lite como's for commuting and bracciano's on the roadie for the fun stuff.


Thanks Jason. The Shimano RS80's are on a super good special at the moment, so they are tempting me also.


I have a set of RS80s and they are excellent, trouble free wheels. Low rim weight of 390 grams means they spin up fast. Wide front hub flange spacing builds a stiff wheel. Cup and cone hub bearings are easy to service.
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