I ride a ten year old Dawes Discovery 601 hybrid for commuting, averaging around 90 miles a week commuting in London [edit - for the last few years so aprox 12k miles total]. It does the job fine, but the wheels are worn out (rims worn through and creaky hubs). So the question is, what to replace them with?
The original wheels are hybrids of the following;
Rims: 700c Alesa X Plorer ETRTO 622x19 Alloy Double Wall
Front hub: Shimano Deore HB-M510 (MTB) 100mm spacing
Rear hub: Shimano Deore FH-M510 (MTB) 135mm spacing
My priorities are;
- speed; I only ride on roads and tend to be trying to get places quickly
- longevity; it's for commuting so I'd rather they don't wear out too soon
- for use with a 9speed SRAM (Shimano compatible) rear cassette.
- Total budget of not more than £140 for both wheels. I'd be perfectly happy to spend less for the right product!
I was wondering...
- Do I have to use MTB hubs like the original ones, or could I use road wheels instead?
- The rear spacing is 135mm, are there any road wheels available at that width?
- Which quick, highly puncture resistant tires would you recommend?
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