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Old 06-28-10, 01:47 PM   #1
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Cyclo-suitable Wheels -- List!

I had some trouble shopping for a set of wheels to replace the OEM ones, so I thought I could get some input on what wheels YOU roll around on--especially those of you who use your cyclo's for both daily commuting and the weekend ride. What pulls you safely through the occasional dirt paths while zipping you past MTB's on the road?

Looking for a strong, moderate weight set of wheels around $150. So far, the best bet I've found is a set with Shimano 2200 hubs on Mavic CXP22's for roughly $160 after tax, shipped.

The tires I use are Vredestein Premiato tires, in 700 x 30 width. (They're amazing tires, by the way.)
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At that price point you have several to choose from, I had a thread here recently on that issue and several good options were listed. I ended up finding a used set of ultegra hub/mavic open pro wheels for $150. Used may get you a better set but Fulcrum and Alex may do you just fine new.
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So far, the best bet I've found is a set with Shimano 2200 hubs on Mavic CXP22's for roughly $160 after tax, shipped.
Sounds fine to me. They'll probably be machine-built and undertensioned when they arrive, ride them for a week then take them to a trusted wrench for truing.
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nomad, can you direct me to that thread? I wasn't able to find it under threads you started. I'd love to take a look through that discussion.

How much are we looking at for a non-off the shelf offering?
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=wheel+choices
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I found a custom built (new) cxp22 set with bontrager hubs for 130 shipped. Should I jump on it?
  • * 130mm Rear Axle

    * Shimano 8, 9 or 10 speed

    * 24 spoke front; 28 spoke rear

    * DT Swiss 2.0 straight guage spokes

    * 2,092 grams

Why would it have diff. spoke counts from front to rear?
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IWhy would it have diff. spoke counts from front to rear?
Less weight on the front wheel and no dish.
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you get em? cant go wrong at that price unless they are toast
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