Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

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Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby taco » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:38 pm

So I have a Boardman roadie with 105 and I have been enjoying the bike..

It came with cheap Shimano R500's and would like an upgrade with perhaps more depth for my relatively flat long rides.

Budget is $500-$600 and I am simply conflicted by what to get :shock:

Any recommendations ??

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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby rodneycc » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:36 pm

Campy Zonda's (you can get them with either Campy or Shimano freehub) will easily fit into the budget.
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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby usernameforme » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:51 pm

You'll be able to find lighter/more aero options, but as a wheelset the Zondas will be hard to beat. Super nice hubs, solid and reasonably wide rims. I wouldn't worry too much about aero, it'll be more of a headache unless you're racing A grade (cross winds, tubes need extenders/long valves, etc.).

That said, I think the Shimano r500 rims tested as being really aero (low spoke count, nice shape). They beat the old Mavic Cosmic Carbone design IIRC.

If you've got 11 speed it might be worth getting the campy freehub and campy cassette because it'll be lighter (campy freehub is alloy, shimano freehub is steel). Ignore this if you're not overly fussed about weight.

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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby nickdos » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:55 pm

31mm deep, 19mm internal width, 1487g wheelset for ~$670aud from Hunt in the UK

https://www.huntbikewheels.com/products ... eep-24wide

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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby SheikYerbouti » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:05 pm

I just picked Zondas over the Hunt Race Aero Wide and I'm really happy with them. 17mm internal width ("c17") is great with 25s, and they feel great to ride. I chose the Zondas based on Campy's reputation and the local dealer servicing/warranty options. Hunt being in the UK using Kinlin rims and Novatec hubs (I think) just didn't feel quite right... and the Zondas were $500 locally. I don't think the 3mm rim depth difference will make any notieable effect.

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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby spirro » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:51 pm

What about the Pro-Lite Bracciano’s?
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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby usernameforme » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:50 pm

Narrow rims (14c internal IIRC), but good weight. If the absolute maximum budget was $400 and the buyer was only going to use 23mm tyres then they'd be a decent option, but the market seems to have moved towards wider options. The Zonda should have a nicer finished rim and nicer hubs (note nicer does not mean lighter).

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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:43 am

I’d take reliability and serviceability over light weight every time.
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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:33 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:I’d take reliability and serviceability over light weight every time.


Same.
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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:38 pm

Within your price bracket, and very nice also, are the BikePro aero38 wheels.

http://www.bikepro.com.au/ProductDetail ... 4/aero-38-

Have a set on a resto-mod Peugeot, lovely wheels. Although, may not be in your price bracket if you need them shipped, sorry but don't know where you're located.
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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby trailgumby » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Bracciano A42's would fit your budget. Not sure what the internal width is, but I'm very happy with my A27s - very robust. I am running 700x25 rubber.

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Re: Wheelset Upgrade Recommendation

Postby Defy The Odds » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:42 pm

Value for money it is hard to go by the Fulcrum Quattro LG. Have a Nice square profile on 25mm tyres too.

Semi aero, not that heavy. A good all rounder

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