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Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby 4xsama » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Hi,

I have a Sempre (2012) and am looking to upgrade the wheelset (don't tell the missus).

Coming in at a luxurious 105kg I am well aware of the missus (autospell put that in-thought it a bit funny but meant ISSUES) with wheel robustness but literally hate the sound of my Reparto Corsa hub and want to be shot of it. I also feel the wheels flex a bit compared to the ones on my fixy. My old Gary Fisher Sugar 1 has a DT Swiss hub which sounds the goods, hooked up a treat and felt really solid.

What I want is a wheel set I can get for sub $1,000, handles my current weight, is good for a weekly minimum of 100 ks and also handles a work commute/extended ride home. I used to love hills on my MTB and am looking to loose some kg's and get busy in the hills again.

What is a good wheelset for climbing and commuting and has a decent quality hub (racket preferred) and comes in at sub $1,000.

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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby ozdavo » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:15 pm

Fairly specific wish list, my suggestion is custom build, and by all reports Greg at TWE is the best.


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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby gururug » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:36 pm

If only you could up the spoke count on these......

http://www.probikekit.com/au/chris-king ... elset.html
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby sdnelson19 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:19 pm

ozdavo wrote:Fairly specific wish list, my suggestion is custom build, and by all reports Greg at TWE is the best.


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+1. He built mine and I love them (especially the sound)
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby Phil » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:01 am

Shamal Ultras ex Ribble. Been running them for 2,300kms, - 95kg, through very average roads. Straight and true, nice and stiff.

$858 shipped ATM. http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/showPart.asp?part=CAMPWHFR339&bike=
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby toppity » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:08 pm

I've got a nice set of Shimano C50 tubulars that i will part with if you are interested. I'm the same weight as you. Well under $1000 for good quality Carbon
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby biker jk » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:44 pm

I'd recommend a custom build. Mavic CXP33 rim or Kinlin XR300, Chris King or Alchemy hubs, 28 spokes front, 32 rear. This will be a solid wheelset.
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby scratcher33 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:40 am

Ring Gret at TWE - he will sort you out - brilliant !!
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby alan_k » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:54 pm

I would either get Fulcrum Racing 0/1 or custom Kinlin xr300 with white industries hub. *bombproof*
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby steve-waters » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:57 pm

Go Greg from TWE he will sort you for well under a grand.
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:48 pm

alan_k wrote:I would either get Fulcrum Racing 0/1 or custom Kinlin xr300 with white industries hub. *bombproof*


+1 on Fulcrum Racing 1s, 750-800 from ribble. (when i bought late last year)
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby jacks1071 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:11 am

I should have Pro-Lite Merano's back in stock in April which would fit your list of requirements pretty nicely, without the price tag.

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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby delazy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:38 am

I have a pair of meranos and stoked with them.. Highly recommended.. :)
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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby warren.suen » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:00 pm

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Re: Sub $1,000 Wheelset

Postby winstonw » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:29 pm

Shimano Ultegra
- highly underrated and overlooked. 1652grams $400

Custom Build
- DT240s hubs, Kinlin270 or 300 rims, 24/28 Sapim CXray spokes, brass nipples....1540 grams $800 for components, $150 for build = $950
(~$550 with ultegra hubs, ~$750 with DuraAce)

IMHO, a sub 1500 gram, sub 24:28 wheelset will not endure your weight. Rethink the importance of light wheel weight and your 105kg when hurtling down a hill at 70+kg.

I've seen a low km Fulcrum Racing 3 and Dura Ace C24 break spokes already this year.


4xsama wrote:Hi,

I have a Sempre (2012) and am looking to upgrade the wheelset (don't tell the missus).

Coming in at a luxurious 105kg I am well aware of the missus (autospell put that in-thought it a bit funny but meant ISSUES) with wheel robustness but literally hate the sound of my Reparto Corsa hub and want to be shot of it. I also feel the wheels flex a bit compared to the ones on my fixy. My old Gary Fisher Sugar 1 has a DT Swiss hub which sounds the goods, hooked up a treat and felt really solid.

What I want is a wheel set I can get for sub $1,000, handles my current weight, is good for a weekly minimum of 100 ks and also handles a work commute/extended ride home. I used to love hills on my MTB and am looking to loose some kg's and get busy in the hills again.

What is a good wheelset for climbing and commuting and has a decent quality hub (racket preferred) and comes in at sub $1,000.

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