Road Wheels

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Road Wheels

Postby jimconte » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:03 pm

I have mavic cxp22 wheels with shimano sora hubs. I need a new rear wheel do you think that a shimano wh-r501 is about the same or an upgrade. I am also thinking about mavic ksyrium elite r these a massive upgrade or just a little better then what I have. Thankyou
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:13 pm

budget? use?
your weight?
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jimconte » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:17 pm

$100-$150 for rear wheel. Avanti vivave road bike and I weigh 68kg
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:25 pm

jimconte wrote:$100-$150 for rear wheel. Avanti vivave road bike and I weigh 68kg


do you use it for commuting or just for group/solo rides?
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jimconte » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:33 pm

I have a steel framed racer for commuting this is for solo rides and the odd race once or twice a year(tri-athalon) I have gp400s tyres if that makes any difference to your help and scrictly use the Avanti for training(long rides)
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby Duck! » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:33 pm

The R501 is a very similar wheel to what you currently have.

The Ksyrium Elite is a massive step up the range & well beyond your budget.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jimconte » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:09 pm

thankyou duck are r501 accebtable do you think being that I was happy with what I had and I relise now that the ksyrium elite is out of my pricerange I got fooled by an auction that is up to 120 for the pair but still has 24hrs to go obvisoly will go a lot higher cause the fixed price was about 400 a pair. thankyou again for your input
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby Duck! » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:13 pm

Yeah, the R501 is not a bad wheel for that price level.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:18 pm

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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jimconte » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:39 pm

Thankyou jasonc I don't use wiggle but I found on e-bay for 154 and free postage right on my budget I see that they are a sealed bearing hub obviously a big upgrade on what I have but will it be odd(and I don't care about looks) to have such a good wheel on back and the sora cup and cone model on the front or do I really need to think about getting both rear and front. I hope it wont really matter as I can only afford the rear at the moment. thankyou again for your input
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:59 pm

ah my price on wiggle includes platinum discount which makes it 143.39. free delivery of course
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jimconte » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:14 pm

thanks again jasonc isn't wiggle in England and do they really post to aus free or do you have to be a special account and do they take paypal. just checked wiggle it is in aus I hope they take paypal
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby jasonc » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:37 am

jimconte wrote:thanks again jasonc isn't wiggle in England and do they really post to aus free or do you have to be a special account and do they take paypal. just checked wiggle it is in aus I hope they take paypal


wiggle is in england
yes, free post to oz for over $80 I think atm
paypal, I don't know - i use my ccard
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby andione1983 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:15 am

jimconte wrote:thanks again jasonc isn't wiggle in England and do they really post to aus free or do you have to be a special account and do they take paypal. just checked wiggle it is in aus I hope they take paypal
out would be mad to not buy from wiggle, rad the reviews on items.. Fast postage and brilliant service ;-)

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Re: Road Wheels

Postby macca33 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Cannot complain about any of the dozen or so purchases I've made from Wiggle, or Chain Reaction, or Cell, etc..

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Re: Road Wheels

Postby mogwaiboi » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:50 pm

Cell Bikes has a sale on Fulcrum wheels at the moment, I got the Racing 5 for the commuter but these are a bit cheaper http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Fulcrum-Rac ... gory=60022 .
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:03 pm

jimconte wrote:thanks again jasonc isn't wiggle in England and do they really post to aus free or do you have to be a special account and do they take paypal. just checked wiggle it is in aus I hope they take paypal

Most online retailers use Paypal these days.
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby andione1983 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:15 pm

are the fulcrum 5s a good lightweight road bike wheel? im looking at them as an upgrade to my Race 24 Alex rims
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby antipodean » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:51 pm

You are obviously very new to cycling, why do you need to "upgrade" your wheels?
Ride more and think about upgrading less.
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby andione1983 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:57 pm

antipodean wrote:You are obviously very new to cycling, why do you need to "upgrade" your wheels?
Ride more and think about upgrading less.
Lol you got it... Yeah i am new.. Just reading bad reviews about my wheels... I guess no harm in riding them out till they bugger up..

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Re: Road Wheels

Postby kb » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:28 am

andione1983 wrote:I guess no harm in riding them out till they bugger up..

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I upgraded my wheels earlier this year and they arrived two days before a spoke nipple sheared off my old RS10s. It's not hard to change a spoke but I appreciated not having to be off the bike. Not as important if you're not an addict ;-)
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Re: Road Wheels

Postby mogwaiboi » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:20 am

andione1983 wrote:are the fulcrum 5s a good lightweight road bike wheel? im looking at them as an upgrade to my Race 24 Alex rims


They will be lighter than your Alex wheels, but I still wouldn't call them light (around 1760g) compared to some race wheels. A lot of people swear by them as training or commuting wheels.
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