I'm a bike upgrade noobie, but I need to get a couple new road bike wheels for my commuter soon. I was hoping to get something in the 105/Ultegra-hub/Mavic-rim range for $200 or so from either a local retailer or online.
I'd also like the wheels to be black and maybe aero... For some vanity, but also resale reasons. I'd prefer function over looks though if I can't have both. So, two questions:
First, are Coda hubs or Sun ME14A rims any good? I've got my component hierarchy figured for Shimano, but I'm having problems with the other brands.
Second, I saw a Easton set at http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...reid=&pagename but I'm not sure how these wheels compare to say - Shimano 105 hubs and Mavic open pro rims. Are these Easton wheels any good? (I'm using a Shimano 8 speed cassette)
Should I just play it safe and pick up a couple 105 hub and Mavic rim wheels, or are there better options for me than that?
Thanks to anyone willing to school me a bit on wheel buying.