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New Wheels

Postby r2160 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:39 pm

Hi all

Thinking of some new wheels and been looking at these (looking at clinchers).

Or what about Mavics, or Pro Lites?

Any opinions? What about weight limits? I currently weigh 85kg's

All opinions gratefully accepted!

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Re: New Wheels

Postby r2160 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:12 pm

Sorry, I should have added that I am looking at 1500g or less.

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Re: New Wheels

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:19 am

No problems with Pro-Lite from my perspective Glenn, solid with good hubs tho' mine are heavier than your limit. They will have something to suit.

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Re: New Wheels

Postby delazy » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:45 pm

i found myself in the same situation a few weeks back...ended up buying pro-lites...both the merano and bracciano in the end...
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Re: New Wheels

Postby jacks1071 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:06 pm

Mulger bill wrote:No problems with Pro-Lite from my perspective Glenn, solid with good hubs tho' mine are heavier than your limit. They will have something to suit.

Shaun


Pro-Lite Bracciano is sub 1500g

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

Postby nickdos » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:01 pm

jacks1071 wrote:Pro-Lite Bracciano is sub 1500g

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


Depending on the batch you get... I bought a pair from you guys recently and they were a tad over 1500g without skewers.
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Re: New Wheels

Postby orbeas » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:24 pm

i got a set of shimano rs80's, about 1400grms for $445 from CRC....a few weeks ago, acually the price has gawn up since i bought them
A good set so far :)
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Re: New Wheels

Postby jacks1071 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:52 pm

nickdos wrote:
jacks1071 wrote:Pro-Lite Bracciano is sub 1500g

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


Depending on the batch you get... I bought a pair from you guys recently and they were a tad over 1500g without skewers.


There isn't really much batch variation. The advertised weight is the bare wheels without rim tape and spoke braces - I'm guessing you had tape and braces fitted?

The last set I checked were 1482g on a calibrated scale.
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Re: New Wheels

Postby nickdos » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:28 pm

jacks1071 wrote:There isn't really much batch variation. The advertised weight is the bare wheels without rim tape and spoke braces - I'm guessing you had tape and braces fitted?

The last set I checked were 1482g on a calibrated scale.


Yes I included tape & braces - thought the listed weights just excluded skewers (you don't state what the weights include on your website).

FYI, your listed weights are: Front 618 g / Rear 864 g
My weights were: Front 639 g / Rear 865 g

Only the rear has the spoke braces so its strange that my front wheel was significantly heavier than your listed weight :?
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Re: New Wheels

Postby Ozkaban » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:10 pm

orbeas wrote:i got a set of shimano rs80's, about 1400grms for $445 from CRC....a few weeks ago, acually the price has gawn up since i bought them
A good set so far :)
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=76735

That's a good price on a very good wheelset, though weight weenies list the RS80s as just on 1500g.

FWIW I went with the braccianos and I weigh 85kg. Very happy with the wheels.
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Re: New Wheels

Postby orbeas » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:42 pm

Ozkaban wrote:
orbeas wrote:i got a set of shimano rs80's, about 1400grms for $445 from CRC....a few weeks ago, acually the price has gawn up since i bought them
A good set so far :)
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=76735

That's a good price on a very good wheelset, though weight weenies list the RS80s as just on 1500g.

FWIW I went with the braccianos and I weigh 85kg. Very happy with the wheels.

loaded weight with back pack im 87kg and find the rs80 wheels handle it..
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