All Round Wheels

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All Round Wheels

Postby averagerider » Wed May 08, 2013 10:44 pm

Hi people

Firstly I realise all wheels are round but didn't know what else to call them

I'm 180cm about 87kgs
Have up to $1000
Would prefer to stay away from carbon as I probably wouldn't treat them right
Flat terrain mainly but am increasing the amount of trips I'm doing to climb

A lot of knowledgable people on here and was wondering if you can give some ideas

Thanks heaps for any replies
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby jacks1071 » Wed May 08, 2013 11:29 pm

I'll throw my hat in the ring with the Pro-Lite Merano. They are a great all-round performance wheelset for a bigger rider.

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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby Bob_TAS » Wed May 08, 2013 11:44 pm

Fulcrum and Pro-Lite are both pretty good, worth searching the forum as there is plenty of info to be found
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby rjk » Thu May 09, 2013 8:04 am

also look at the shimano rs80, i am 100kg and have had no issue with them in opver 3 years. a bit more price is the dura-ace c24 same rim and spokes but a better hub.

check out the reviews of them online
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby Ross » Thu May 09, 2013 9:15 am

I've got the 7900 Dura Ace C24 and done about 20,000km on them and they seem great so far, fairly light and pretty robust.

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... -pair.html
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby lock_ » Thu May 09, 2013 10:57 am

The RS80s are a good wheelset. I've had mine for some three years now, been raced/trained/commuted on for quite a few kms. Still round and true, never had to touch them (did rebuild hubs twice). Unfortunately I've chewed through the rim (I blame this on winter commuting). I'm a bit of a lightweight at 69kgs these days, but the wheels were ridden back when I was +80kgs.

Looking for a new wheelset now with a budget similar to your own. Very hard to look past the Dura-ace 9000 c24, I'd buy another set of rs80s but feel the need to upgrade (yeah that extra 100g is really slowing me down).
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby averagerider » Thu May 09, 2013 1:04 pm

Cheers for the info people

i realize there is heaps of other topics among the forum, but i didnt have much of an idea as to what would suit me in terms of brands and my weight.

Your help is greatly appreciated
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby __PG__ » Thu May 09, 2013 2:49 pm

Custom options.

Alchemy or Chris King Hubs
Sapim CX-Ray spokes
Pacenti, H Plus Son or HED alloy rims.

These options should be within your budget. Otherwise if you want to save a bit of money you can try White Industries hubs.
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby usernameforme » Sat May 11, 2013 6:13 pm

Second the above about custom options
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby takai » Sat May 11, 2013 7:53 pm

I have some Fulcrum Quattros, which i quite like. Reasonable aero profile, but not terrible in higher cross winds. Weigh in at 1700g, so not terribly heavy, and well priced.

Mate has a pair of Meranos and Braccianos, and likes them too. Ive ridden his Meranos while i was waiting for my Quattros and i quite liked them too.
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby averagerider » Wed May 15, 2013 11:25 pm

PG & usernameforme when you speak of custom made do you mean you build them yourself or there are shops that make them for you.
If there are shops where is the best place you recommend?
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby brawlo » Thu May 16, 2013 10:00 am

__PG__ wrote:Custom options.

Alchemy or Chris King Hubs
Sapim CX-Ray spokes
Pacenti, H Plus Son or HED alloy rims.

These options should be within your budget. Otherwise if you want to save a bit of money you can try White Industries hubs.


Or also consider the Kinlin XC-279 rim.
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby biker jk » Thu May 16, 2013 2:17 pm

brawlo wrote:
__PG__ wrote:Custom options.

Alchemy or Chris King Hubs
Sapim CX-Ray spokes
Pacenti, H Plus Son or HED alloy rims.

These options should be within your budget. Otherwise if you want to save a bit of money you can try White Industries hubs.


Or also consider the Kinlin XC-279 rim.


Yes I built a wheelset with that rim and very pleased with it. Quite a strong rim thanks to its width and depth. Lovely ride thanks to be able to run 10psi lower pressure. Cornering is very good.
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby __PG__ » Thu May 16, 2013 3:29 pm

averagerider wrote:PG & usernameforme when you speak of custom made do you mean you build them yourself or there are shops that make them for you.
If there are shops where is the best place you recommend?

Dan at Shifter bikes is often recommended for wheel building but many shops will offer to build custom wheels for you. In Melbourne's nothern suburbs there is Commuter cycles and Jetnikoff cycles.
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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Fri May 17, 2013 10:06 pm

TWE wheels would fit in your budget and I am heavier than you and I love my TWE's

Give Greg a call and have a chat about what you want, as I said I love my wheels, they have transformed my bike and was under $1000

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Re: All Round Wheels

Postby usernameforme » Sat May 18, 2013 6:01 pm

averagerider wrote:are there shops that make them for you.


Most bike shops should have a wheelbuilder, probably worth going around and asking at your local shops. There a few online builders too in Aus, like TWE mentioned earlier. A set of Pacenti SL23s/H+Son Archetypes laced to Alchemy hubs would be great for you, although that might start pushing the budget a little...
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