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Old 10-13-10, 06:13 PM   #1
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how to choose wheels for ur bike?

How do I know what wheels will fit my bike? I have a 2010 felt f75. I did some research and come to find out that my bike has

MAVIC CXP-22N Aluminum Rim w/ Machined UB Control Braking Surface & Wear Indicator laced 3-Cross Rear, Radial 0-Cross Front, Hub 28H and rear Hub is 32H


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Old 10-13-10, 06:14 PM   #2
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700c wheels... just make sure the hub/freewheel is compatible with 10 speed cassette.

how do you like the F75? I have my eye on the 2011 model b/c the 2010's are scarce if not non-existant.
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Old 10-13-10, 06:20 PM   #3
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Mavic CXP-22 are 700c, front hub is spaced at 100mm and 130mm for rear.

As the other have said, make sure you are buying a wheel with the compatible freehub body...be it Shimano or Campagnolo.
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they are nice. I just bought it few days ago. I got a great deal on it so pulled the trigger(was super hard to find ). My bro bought a 2011 f75 and that one is even more nicer. just little out of my budget and also I dont like the blue color.
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so when I look for wheels I am suppose to look for 700c wheel in terms of size?
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Old 10-13-10, 06:27 PM   #6
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Just curious, whats wrong with the Mavics?
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Well, you should also take note of how wide your rims are, if you want to mount 23mm tires on your new wheels, then you should get wheels with a more narrow inner diameter.

CXP-22 is a great all around rim though, why do you want to upgrade?
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nothing wrong with the mavics.. have extra $$ and would like to upgrade the wheels.. hopefully lighter
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FYI, if you're planning on swapping between wheels (commuting/training vs. racing) it might make things easier if they had the same outer width at the braking surface. You'll be less likely to have to adjust the brakes when you make the switch.
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I am not planning to race. Just wanna ride and get some training. I am just not sure what I have to look at when it comes to making sure that they fit my bike.
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with all due respect, if you are unsure of how to select wheels for your bike, it's unlikely that you are going to notice the difference between the wheels you have and a lighter set, except for when you're physically lifting your bike (maybe, you might not even notice then)

Save your money, enjoy your bike as it is or maybe go back to where you bought it and see if it's too late to buy a bike with a carbon frame or Ultegra/Dura-Ace instead of your F75.
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I agree.

I'd invest the money in a good set of tires.
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thanks for the advise.. Might look for tires. recommendations?
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Continental GP 4000S is a very popular tire, Krylion Carbon's are also nice, Schwable Ultremo, Vittoria Rubino Pro...etc etc. Search the forum for tires, it'll definitely come up with an answer you'll like.
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Thanks. I will deff look into those.
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How do I know what wheels will fit my bike? I have a 2010 felt f75. I did some research and come to find out that my bike has

MAVIC CXP-22N Aluminum Rim w/ Machined UB Control Braking Surface & Wear Indicator laced 3-Cross Rear, Radial 0-Cross Front, Hub 28H and rear Hub is 32H


any advise?
I think its really two questions. Your question and another question: how it will fit my riding style and budget. A lot of wheels would work with that Felt, but the more discriminating issue is your riding style, what you want to get out of your rides.

For me, it was asking a wheel builder and getting some answers as to what kind of wheel would be for me.
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Replacement wheels are bought with a use in mind. Racing you want a lightwheel but you may pay for the lightness in that the wheel is a bit fragile. General use for normal riding and it sounds as though that is the type of wheel you have. If you are a heavier rider then you may want a wheel that has a certain amount of strength built into it but the downside is that they can be a bit heavy.

There are plenty of wheels out there but it depends on how heavy your wallet is. I have a pair of lightweight Ultegra wheels that I prefer to use but don't use them untill they are needed on the Century rides or "Posing". I normally use a set of Handbuilt Mavic CXP33 rims with 36 spokes and 105 hubs. Good reliable set that will take a few potholes and knocks without worry. They are also a comfortable wheel to use due to the lacing pattern having the spokes crossing each other. I also have the indestructable Mavic Krysiums for winter use- bit heavy but as I say indestructable.
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