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    Disk wheels

    I have a deal going with the bike shop for some wheels for my Jamis, which has disk brakes and I was wondering what would be a good set of wheels with disk brakes. I have Ritchey Aero OCR 32 spoke 3X on the bike now, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    I have a deal going with the bike shop for some wheels for my Jamis, which has disk brakes and I was wondering what would be a good set of wheels with disk brakes. I have Ritchey Aero OCR 32 spoke 3X on the bike now, thanks.
    I should have added, the bike shop is Specialized bikes so I'll have to see what brands he can get.
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    I have had very good results with a pair of previous years Mavic Crossrides. I'm not sure what your LBS can do with this price though.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/159...c-Wheelset.htm

    If you are very loyal to the shop though they might sell you these for $250 or so.

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    Have them make you a set of wheels with White industries hubs, Mavic A-317 rims and Sapim CX-Ray spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    I have had very good results with a pair of previous years Mavic Crossrides. I'm not sure what your LBS can do with this price though.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/159...c-Wheelset.htm

    If you are very loyal to the shop though they might sell you these for $250 or so.
    Thanks Maxx, they look like a nice wheel.but I wonder about the low spoke count. Did you have them on your tamdem bike?
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    I just read about the wheels and they are 26" wheels, thanks anyway.
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    Are your Jamis wheels specific to the model...........as in 4 bolt rotors. If so your choice will be very limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Are your Jamis wheels specific to the model...........as in 4 bolt rotors. If so your choice will be very limited.
    No they are 6 bolt and are Ritchey hubs. I wanted to upgrade them to something, but I'm finding that I don't have much of a choice.

    I have the Open Pro's on my Roubaix and he said they would give me Mavic Ksyruim Equipe to replace the Open Sports, that were on the bike when I got it. I think the Open Pro's are better than the Equipe, so instead of getting something for the Roubaix, I would upgrade the wheels on the Jamis. He said $125 and the Open Sports, he would give me the Ksyruim Equipe's.
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    I have found that when using disc brakes, choices get limited for road bikes. The frame opening will limit you to certain hubs which will limit you to certain drive trains.

    The discs themselves will limit you on wheels as there is a lot of torque and you can't use some of the lighter wheelsets.

    But when it comes to stopping in the rain, you just can't beat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
    I have found that when using disc brakes, choices get limited for road bikes. The frame opening will limit you to certain hubs which will limit you to certain drive trains.

    The discs themselves will limit you on wheels as there is a lot of torque and you can't use some of the lighter wheelsets.

    But when it comes to stopping in the rain, you just can't beat them.
    I wonder if I should just take the Ksyruim Equipe's, for a back up and call it a day.
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    ^^^ What gear said.

    Most rear disc hubs are 135mm. Most road bikes, disc or not, are 130mm. Mine are.

    Given how pleased I've been with hand-build wheels, I'll be having a set built-up for next season. I've decided on the Velocity VXC disc-specific hoops.

    I still have plenty of time to decide on hubs, but it turns out, Velocity also makes a 32-hole 130mm rear disk hub (scroll to bottom).

    Of course, were I made of money, so does Phil Wood.

    Edit: Of course, I'm assuming 700C here. If 26", then those wheelsets and 135mm hubs are common as pennies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    ^^^ What gear said.

    Most rear disc hubs are 135mm. Most road bikes, disc or not, are 130mm. Mine are.

    Given how pleased I've been with hand-build wheels, I'll be having a set built-up for next season. I've decided on the Velocity VXC disc-specific hoops.

    I still have plenty of time to decide on hubs, but it turns out, Velocity also makes a 32-hole 130mm rear disk hub (scroll to bottom).

    Of course, were I made of money, so does Phil Wood.
    Thanks for the reply but, I dont think the Specialized dealer would get me the Velocity wheels. That's the problem I have to go through him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    I wonder if I should just take the Ksyruim Equipe's, for a back up and call it a day.
    Those are nice if you can't get them to build the others I suggested. The Sapim spokes are great as they don't break easily and are flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Thanks for the reply but, I dont think the Specialized dealer would get me the Velocity wheels. That's the problem I have to go through him.
    Why not? They're distributed through QBP. Everyone buys from QBP.
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    Hi George,

    I have a similar problem...disc 700C wheels on my Kona, but they are low end. Sunrims MZ-14 rims, Deore rear hub, no name (Formula?) front hub. Running Conti CountryRide tires (700/37). I like the way it rides but have been thinking of changing tires to some 28s.. then started thinking it would be good to get new wheels for the 28 tires and be able to swap out wheels depending on the type of riding. I do some fireroad/limestone trail stuff..but not that often.

    I have 135mm rear spacing....I may be wrong but I think the so called 29er wheels are 700C, so I may explore those options. Should be ok as long as I don't go smaller than 28s.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawes56 View Post
    Hi George,

    I have a similar problem...disc 700C wheels on my Kona, but they are low end. Sunrims MZ-14 rims, Deore rear hub, no name (Formula?) front hub. Running Conti CountryRide tires (700/37). I like the way it rides but have been thinking of changing tires to some 28s.. then started thinking it would be good to get new wheels for the 28 tires and be able to swap out wheels depending on the type of riding. I do some fireroad/limestone trail stuff..but not that often.

    I have 135mm rear spacing....I may be wrong but I think the so called 29er wheels are 700C, so I may explore those options. Should be ok as long as I don't go smaller than 28s.

    Pete
    The guy at the bike shop said to call tonight to see what he came up with. I'll let you know. Right now I have 32mm Panaracers on the bike, which I like a lot.
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    I bet if you contacted Velocity they'd build what you wanted and ship direct to you. Give the LBS a chance then if they refuse, bypass them. My Velocity Thracians have been the most trouble-free wheels I've ever had. They're cool-looking, strong, fast, and not overly expensive. I liked them so much, I put a Spartacus Pro on the rear of my new recumbent.

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    I guess I'll have to get the disk wheels later. He said he could get them, but they would cost more than the Mavic Aksium's. He told me Equipe's before, but just changed that. It was the rotors that ran the cost up. There's nothing wrong with the disk wheels I have now, but I wanted to upgrade them. Anyway the Aksium's are going to be the one's I get. Thanks for all the replies and help and when I do need disk wheels I'll probably get the Velocity as I've read a lot about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    The guy at the bike shop said to call tonight to see what he came up with. I'll let you know. Right now I have 32mm Panaracers on the bike, which I like a lot.
    32 Panaracers

    That is a nice tire.
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    I just worked out a deal, which I feel better about. I told the dealer to get the Velocity Aerohead O/C wheels and he said OK.
    George

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