Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: wheel sets ?

  1. #1
    Waiting for Summer ! soderbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Sthlm , Sweden
    My Bikes
    E.Merckx Corsa extra PK Banken,E.Merckx Corsa extra TT,E.Merckx Strada,De Visini,Olmo Gentleman,Peugeot PA-10,E.Merckx Corsa extra Team Issue,Nishiki Olympic Royale,Nishiki Olympic
    Posts
    754
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    wheel sets ?

    HI ,
    i currently have a set of Mavic A317disc rims with Shimano M475 hubs & DT Swiss Champion spokes .
    i am an average guy . about 75kilos = 165lbs
    i would like to get some "StemRolling" wheels, fast strong & light .

    please help with suggestions .

    Cheers T

    my bike link below

    http://velospace.org/node/3649
    1989 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra|1991 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
    1991 Eddy merckx Corsa Extra Time trials|1992 Eddy Merckx Strada
    1994 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra|1998 Eddy Merckx MX Leader
    2006 Trek 5.2 SL|2009 Trek Portland
    2009 On-One Il Pompino|Going to order a Independent Fabrications

  2. #2
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,765
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fast/Strong/Light/Cheap, pick 3. Maybe even 2.

    I had the A319's on my old giant OCR with disc brakes before some idiot U-turned into me and took out the back wheel, which I tend had replaced with the 719's. If the 317's are anything like em, they're gonna be heavy and not too aerodynamic but they can take a beating. How will they rolll will depend on your choice of tires.

  3. #3
    Waiting for Summer ! soderbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Sthlm , Sweden
    My Bikes
    E.Merckx Corsa extra PK Banken,E.Merckx Corsa extra TT,E.Merckx Strada,De Visini,Olmo Gentleman,Peugeot PA-10,E.Merckx Corsa extra Team Issue,Nishiki Olympic Royale,Nishiki Olympic
    Posts
    754
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sport Contact ( Continental ) 700x 28 which i am runing now ..

    just courious to see what is out there for -> strong& light & fast wheel sets
    Cheers T
    1989 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra|1991 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
    1991 Eddy merckx Corsa Extra Time trials|1992 Eddy Merckx Strada
    1994 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra|1998 Eddy Merckx MX Leader
    2006 Trek 5.2 SL|2009 Trek Portland
    2009 On-One Il Pompino|Going to order a Independent Fabrications

  4. #4
    Senior Member acroy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Dallas Suburbpopolis
    Posts
    1,481
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I really, really like the 3 sets of Cane Creek's I've had.

    the cheapest model is around $250, and is very strong. the weight is more centralized around the hub (compared to wheelsets of comparable total weight), making the wheel faster to accelerate.

    My first set had about 12,000 heavy commuting miles (trued twice) before I retired them for a disc-brake set.

    Second set just rolled past 2000 miles, no truing.

    3rd set is on the full-susser mtb and only has a few hundred on it.

    I highly, highly recommend both the product and the company. They are a bunch of good guys in NC. I've called them a couple times w/questions and talked to the real live people building wheels. The last set of wheels was missing an exterior seal (rubber cap over cartridge bearing). They fedexed out the missing part overnight.

    they get my vote

    http://www.canecreek.com/strados.html
    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=WE1650

    cheers
    beer-bottle target

  5. #5
    Senior Member d2create's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Houston we have a problem
    Posts
    2,913
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've got some Velocity Deep V's on order from Peter White Cycles.
    Red with black spokes and hubs.
    Not the lightest wheel set but they are supposed to be really rugged.
    Their color selection is awesome.
    2008 Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen
    Pics and Specs Here!

    2010 Specialized Rockhopper 29er

  6. #6
    Luggite bsyptak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,907
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Stratos Disc aren't particularly light at 2000g for the set. At least not my definition of light.

    You may have to go custom built to get a real light set. Check out the WTB Lazer Disc Lite hubs. Cheap and light. Then pick any decent road rim. Even the Mavic Open Pro would be a good rim.

    Best o luck!

  7. #7
    tsl
    tsl is offline
    Plays in traffic tsl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    '96 Litespeed Classic, '06 Trek Portland, '13 Ribble Winter/Audax
    Posts
    6,257
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by d2create
    I've got some Velocity Deep V's on order from Peter White Cycles.
    Red with black spokes and hubs.
    Not the lightest wheel set but they are supposed to be really rugged.
    Their color selection is awesome.
    +1 on Velocity hoops. I've got 600 miles so far on my Velocity Aerohead/Aerohead OC set from Mike Garcia at Odds and Endos. The blue ones look great with my yellow and blue bike.

    Even after specifying 28 spokes front, 32 rear, and brass nipples, they came in at 1609 grams (plus tape and skewers), which isn't bad for everyday commuting wheels.

    They seem to roll forever, have eliminated all the "junk shake" my bike used to have, and they shrug off the construction site between home and work and some curb-hopping.

    I realize this doesn't help the OP in Sweden...
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

  8. #8
    Luggite bsyptak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,907
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Actually the Open Pro is a rim brake rim. Doesn't matter, but it's not all black. Maybe a Velocity rim.

  9. #9
    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Sterling VA
    My Bikes
    98 Giant CFR-TEAM, 00 Lemond, 08 Kestrel Evoke, 96 Colnago Master Olympic, 01 Colnago Ovalmaster, Raleigh Gran Sport, 03 Fuji World, 86 Paramount, 90 Miyata CF, 09 Ritchey Breakaway CX, Bianchi Trofeo, 12 HyperLite
    Posts
    3,645
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by acroy
    I really, really like the 3 sets of Cane Creek's I've had.

    the cheapest model is around $250, and is very strong. the weight is more centralized around the hub (compared to wheelsets of comparable total weight), making the wheel faster to accelerate.

    My first set had about 12,000 heavy commuting miles (trued twice) before I retired them for a disc-brake set.

    Second set just rolled past 2000 miles, no truing.

    3rd set is on the full-susser mtb and only has a few hundred on it.

    I highly, highly recommend both the product and the company. They are a bunch of good guys in NC. I've called them a couple times w/questions and talked to the real live people building wheels. The last set of wheels was missing an exterior seal (rubber cap over cartridge bearing). They fedexed out the missing part overnight.

    they get my vote

    http://www.canecreek.com/strados.html
    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=WE1650

    cheers
    I'm repurposing some Mavic Open CDs w/dura-ace to a vintage Schwinn so I need some good commuting wheels also. I've taken your advice and bought the strados. The best deal I found shipped was $172.

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/3...-Set-of-2.html

    use code 55755 to get 20% off
    Korval is Ships
    See my Hyperlite 411 it's the photo model on OutRiderUSA web page

  10. #10
    not a role model JeffS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    My Bikes
    Salsa Las Cruces - Specialized S-Works Langster - Seven Sola - Surly Big Dummy - Specialized S-Works Tricross - LeMond Fillmore - Electra Amsterdam - Velorbis Scrap Deluxe - Giant TCR Advanced - Gaulzetti - Cannondale Cyclocross Red - Speedvagen
    Posts
    4,643
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm typically not a fan of pre-built wheels, but the mavic speed city wheels I run on my cross bike have been bulletproof. They're not lightweight though.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •