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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.
Fairly specific wish list, my suggestion is custom build, and by all reports Greg at TWE is the best.
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If only you could up the spoke count on these......
http://www.probikekit.com/au/chris-king ... elset.html
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=
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
I ride several bicycles, but not at once.
Go Greg from TWE he will sort you for well under a grand.
Roadie: BeOne Black, SRAM Force, TWE 50mm full carbon clinchers, Vértebrae ceramic cable housings
MTB: Chin29er, Fox Terralogic, XT, 3T and TWE wheels
ex-MTB now commuter: Cannondale F900 (CAAD 4), Headshok, TWE wheels, XT and Elixr CR
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.
http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=82
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I'm around your weight as well.. and wanted erm some bling.. under 1k there were some carbon alu clinchers that i am thinking about
Fulcrum Red Wind
Campagnolo Bullet 50
and lastly the mavic cosmic carbones
- highly underrated and overlooked. 1652grams $400
- 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.
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