Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-10, 07:01 PM   #1
CNY James
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
CNY James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: 2010 Felt F5, 2010 Dawes SST-AL
Posts: 809
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
looking at 2 bikes, question about components...

I'm looking at 2 bikes, the Felt F95 & the Specialized Allez Sport Double.

Price is close enough to call the same but I'm kind of breaking down the components to give myself one more decision factor.

Anyway, one has the Alex Rims R500 & the other has Alex Rims S500. Which would be considered a better wheelset? I know both are bargain wheels but that's what I'll be riding on so I'd prefer have the better of the 2.

While I'm at it, anybody have any real life experience with the micro.shift levers on the Felt?
CNY James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 11:59 PM   #2
bikinfool
I have senior moments...
 
bikinfool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Woodside, CA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 2,152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Determining what are better wheels based on rim alone doesn't mean much to me, probably one of the least important aspects of the complete wheel compared to who (or in this case more likely just a machine) built them, what spokes/nipples were used and what hubs they have. Could just be a color/finish code difference between S500 and R500 rims? Don't see those models on Alex's site in any case.
bikinfool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-10, 05:32 AM   #3
simonaway427
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Bikes: 2010 S1, 2011 F75X
Posts: 1,430
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I personally wouldn't choose a bike based on the wheelset it comes with....
simonaway427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-10, 03:58 PM   #4
CNY James
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
CNY James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: 2010 Felt F5, 2010 Dawes SST-AL
Posts: 809
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by simonaway427 View Post
I personally wouldn't choose a bike based on the wheelset it comes with....
apparently you dont read the content of the OP either. I suggested that the quality of components would contribute to my decision, not make it. Given that the wheelset is part of said components, it will be a factor.

thanks for your opinion just the same.
CNY James is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:38 PM.