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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby clydesmcdale » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:12 pm

ball bearing wrote:I have a friend who owns a bike shop and he says to stay away from a wheel with non-standard spokes


Why would that be? I understand there may at times be a lead time getting a replacement spoke, but if your LBS mech holds the appropriate stock for quick replacement, what would be the problem with specific proprietary spokes?
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby Purt » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:51 pm

clydesmcdale wrote: what would be the problem with specific proprietary spokes?


The company can charge whatever they want for them, they know you have to buy it.

I'll never buy proprietary wheels again, $20 for an xtr spoke is a joke.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby ball bearing » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:21 pm

clydesmcdale wrote:
ball bearing wrote:I have a friend who owns a bike shop and he says to stay away from a wheel with non-standard spokes


Why would that be? I understand there may at times be a lead time getting a replacement spoke, but if your LBS mech holds the appropriate stock for quick replacement, what would be the problem with specific proprietary spokes?

I think you answered your own question - time. I have been looking around for a set of spare spokes for the Shimamo c24 and I found one place in Europe. I am beginning to rethink my choice of wheels.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby steve-waters » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:50 pm

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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby themerlin » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:54 pm

Wow ordered Friday and turned up today (Monday) hope the wheels are that fast :)
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby sir_camel » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:01 pm

themerlin wrote:Wow ordered Friday and turned up today (Monday) hope the wheels are that fast :)

Yep my Zondas arrived today after ordering on Thursday. Couldn't ask for better. Thanks Wiggle.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby themerlin » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:15 pm

sir_camel wrote:
themerlin wrote:Wow ordered Friday and turned up today (Monday) hope the wheels are that fast :)

Yep my Zondas arrived today after ordering on Thursday. Couldn't ask for better. Thanks Wiggle.


I picked the standard postage without the quick despatch and they send them dhl within a few hours of order. Quicker then Australia post sending something locally
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby Ozkaban » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:39 pm

ajmit3 wrote:More spam here - done about 5000km on the pro lite braciannos and I'm very happy with them , they are light and bomb proof... Excellent value for the $$


+1, except I've only done about 1000km on mine :mrgreen:
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby themerlin » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:45 pm

clydesmcdale wrote:I've also just picked up some Zondas from wiggle, after 150km or so this week I'm loving them. Significantly stiffer than my stock RS10 wheels leading to climbing being a lot more responsive.

At under $400 for wheels that are rated up to 109kg that look as hot as they do... Can't go wrong.


The max weight is 109 but it says you have to inspect them more often if your over 83kg. Not sur if that's standard or not.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby jheeno » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:01 am

thread digging
but what do people thing about New old stock (appear to be the 2009 model Ksyrium ELITE)

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/mavic-ksyrium-elite-road-bike-wheelset-f-r/KSY-ELITE
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby jacks1071 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:14 pm

jheeno wrote:thread digging
but what do people thing about New old stock (appear to be the 2009 model Ksyrium ELITE)

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/mavic-ksyrium-elite-road-bike-wheelset-f-r/KSY-ELITE


The Bracciano's are better in everyway and you can get current model stock with full warranty and local support for less than NOS Ksyrium's.

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19
Our Website is: http://www.pro-liteoz.com Find us on Facebook by searching for "Pro-Lite Australia"
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby joewrcompositi » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:31 pm

Campagnolo Neutron Ultra are a great wheel.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby skull » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:45 pm

jacks1071 wrote:
jheeno wrote:thread digging
but what do people thing about New old stock (appear to be the 2009 model Ksyrium ELITE)

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/mavic-ksyrium-elite-road-bike-wheelset-f-r/KSY-ELITE


The Bracciano's are better in everyway and you can get current model stock with full warranty and local support for less than NOS Ksyrium's.

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19


A wheelset for less that $400?

And considered better than Mavic Ksyrium elites??

Must have
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby Shpox » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:23 am

2x Choices if I were you.

Prolite Bracciano - $412
Campag Zonda - $392



I'd personally go Campag as I am yet to read a single bad review, though I'd be happy to change my opinion if Jack were to lend me a test pair for a week :mrgreen:
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby slowK » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:41 am

I'm thinking of getting these:

http://beta.bikesoul.com/s2/

About $510 delivered, 1295g, wide rimmed.

Got a quick response from Sean via email when I had an enquiry. Showed the website to a workmate - he ordered a set yesterday.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:03 am

Shpox wrote:2x Choices if I were you.

Prolite Bracciano - $412
Campag Zonda - $392



I'd personally go Campag as I am yet to read a single bad review, though I'd be happy to change my opinion if Jack were to lend me a test pair for a week :mrgreen:


Pleanty of guys in Brisbane on Bracciano's who I'm sure would be only too happy to help you out with a test ride. If you pop a post on here, one of the team riders I'm sure will take you out and swap wheels with you for the ride:

https://www.facebook.com/JSSCT

Alternately, buy a set - if you don't think they are a better thing that you've already got, return them and I'll give you your money back.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:05 am

slowK wrote:I'm thinking of getting these:

http://beta.bikesoul.com/s2/

About $510 delivered, 1295g, wide rimmed.

Got a quick response from Sean via email when I had an enquiry. Showed the website to a workmate - he ordered a set yesterday.


I wouldn't - do a search and you'll find very mixed reviews on their products and service.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby joewrcompositi » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:16 pm

MarkG wrote:Fulcrum Zero or 1's - both excellent, bullet proof wheels with exceptional hubs and no weight limit.

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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby antipodean » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:12 pm

jacks1071 wrote:I wouldn't - do a search and you'll find very mixed reviews on their products and service.


Pretty poor form here especially from a supposedly reputable supplier.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:10 pm

antipodean wrote:
jacks1071 wrote:I wouldn't - do a search and you'll find very mixed reviews on their products and service.


Pretty poor form here especially from a supposedly reputable supplier.


"supposedly reputable" I'm not sure what I'm to take from that. Do you have a problem? If so, feel free to PM or even better phone me so we can take care of that.

You might like to read this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=52168&p=792950&hilit=+soul+4.0#p792950
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby MarkG » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:19 pm

Those Gavia look pretty awesome!
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby MarkG » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:22 pm

antipodean wrote:
jacks1071 wrote:I wouldn't - do a search and you'll find very mixed reviews on their products and service.


Pretty poor form here especially from a supposedly reputable supplier.


Mod says: Comment removed. Robust discussion is encouraged, personal insults are not.
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby Shpox » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:55 am

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jacks1071 wrote:Pleanty of guys in Brisbane on Bracciano's who I'm sure would be only too happy to help you out with a test ride. If you pop a post on here, one of the team riders I'm sure will take you out and swap wheels with you for the ride:

https://www.facebook.com/JSSCT
Alternately, buy a set - if you don't think they are a better thing that you've already got, return them and I'll give you your money back.


Will give it a crack mate. Sounds like a man that stands behind his product. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best strong Climbing wheelset at reasonable price

Postby Ross » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:44 am

skull wrote:A wheelset for less that $400?

And considered better than Mavic Ksyrium elites??

Must have


Wouldn't be too hard. Mavic wheels are so overated.
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