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Old 03-28-07, 01:05 PM   #1
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Trade in my wheelset for...?

So I have an '06 Lemond Croix De Fer reserved at my LBS. I really like the bike, aside from a couple minor details. Mainly, though, the wheelset is what is bumming me out. Bontrager Selects...Yuck.

I really want to upgrade and was hoping I could get some recommendations. I am willing to spend another $200.00 above and beyond the price of the Selects which come in at MSRP ~ $200.00. The LBS said no problem, but I gotta figure out which ones to go with.

I really want strength over lightness, but they should be decently light. I don't need for there to only be 20 spokes, like the Selects. I don't race, am not an OCP, and this bike is mainly for having a quicker, fun, riding around bike. I just don't want to have to true the wheels all the time or worry about the rim splitting. I would also like to have some decent, fairly robust hubs, too.

Okay, maybe a tall order for the amount of money to be spent (if I wasn't clear, $400). Any suggestions?
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Old 03-28-07, 02:31 PM   #2
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How much do you weigh? Do you commute (are you lugging things around)? Are your roads smooth or ****? When do you want to replace this wheelset?
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Old 03-28-07, 04:38 PM   #3
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I'm 165 lbs. I already have a commuter, so the amount of weight I carry on this bike will be usually pretty negligible. This bike will be a total ride-around-for-fun/exercise type bike. I'm in Minneapolis, so the expanding and contracting of the asphalt due to the extreme temperatures causes the roads to be pretty terrible - and THAT'S the main reason I'm looking for good wheels.

I will be replacing the wheelset in a couple months, when I'm financially ready to pick up the bike.

Thanks!
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Why does everyopne bash selects? Ive put mine through hell ( I own 2 pair) and have never had a problem. Toured on them centurys on them and raced a season of cross and 2 seasons of training and fast club riedes. With out so much as truing them
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Why does everyopne bash selects? Ive put mine through hell ( I own 2 pair) and have never had a problem. Toured on them centurys on them and raced a season of cross and 2 seasons of training and fast club riedes. With out so much as truing them
+1, sure they're not light but they're bomb proof. More than sufficient for cruising around on.
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So I have an '06 Lemond Croix De Fer reserved at my LBS. I really like the bike, aside from a couple minor details. Mainly, though, the wheelset is what is bumming me out. Bontrager Selects...Yuck.

I really want to upgrade and was hoping I could get some recommendations. I am willing to spend another $200.00 above and beyond the price of the Selects which come in at MSRP ~ $200.00. The LBS said no problem, but I gotta figure out which ones to go with.

I really want strength over lightness, but they should be decently light. I don't need for there to only be 20 spokes, like the Selects. I don't race, am not an OCP, and this bike is mainly for having a quicker, fun, riding around bike. I just don't want to have to true the wheels all the time or worry about the rim splitting. I would also like to have some decent, fairly robust hubs, too.

Okay, maybe a tall order for the amount of money to be spent (if I wasn't clear, $400). Any suggestions?
Open Pro/Ultegra is the common recommendation for this kind of query. For $400 you ought to be able to get the wheelset and have them hand built.
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Thanks for the opinions. Like y'all, I've heard other people bash the Selects, and I was perhaps unfairly basing my opinion on what others have said. I just definitely wanted to make sure that I wasn't getting an "inferior" wheelset. Maybe if I try them, I'll love them, who knows?
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My '06 Versailles has Selects and I have put 2000 miles on them without a single problem. Try them, you might like them.
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Open Pro/Ultegra is the common recommendation for this kind of query. For $400 you ought to be able to get the wheelset and have them hand built.
Yo rasta, that my answer.
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Ride the selects till they die and get open pro/sport
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If your not satisfied with those then you must be a pretty picky rider..I take you ride a high class bike..
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Easton Circuits. Under $400, bombproof, and light for the price.
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