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    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?

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    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.
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    I personally wouldn't choose a bike based on the wheelset it comes with....

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    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.

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