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    Durable, affordable wheelset?

    A friend is looking for an ultra durable road wheelset, any recommendations? Hes a big guy, wants something not ultra skinny, or might consider cross tires as well (maybe old 650B's with a bigger tire is good?). The bike will be used for commuting and some longer rides.

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    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
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    Can you help us out on what his target budget may be?

    Open Pro Ultegra hubbed sets are pretty much bomb proof but run around 250-300 a set. Other options are touring wheel sets that can be gotten for much much less.

    It all depends on what he is looking for.

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    +1 for OP/U

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Open Pro/Chorus hub . I run Campy on my bikes due to a distinct preference for the shifter controls.

    That said, if it's a Shimano equipped bike, Open Pro/Ultegra is a very strong wheel.
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