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Old 10-05-13, 05:55 PM   #1
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SS Wheelset - Sun CR18 to Formula

I hit the deck pretty hard in my last race and toasted my rear wheel. I did some googling today and I think I have decided on this wheelset from velomine. Sun CR18s laced to Formula hubs.

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=336

They don't have a 32H version, so I'm stuck at 36H, which I think is a little overkill for my weight (140 lbs), but for the price, I'm willing to deal with it.

So here's the question...is there anything better within the price range of these? I'm on a fairly tight budget, so I really need to stay as close to $150 (or less) as possible.
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What's the spacing on your rear drop-outs?
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Old 10-06-13, 06:20 AM   #3
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120mm. It's a Specialized Singlecross.

I know the Mavic OPs and CXP 33s are highly regarded, I'm just not sure that I can swing the $80+ price increase.
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This a Fixie, or have a Freewheel?

Oh you site a fixie on someones website .. formula is a budget hub..
want 32 hole? you can shop for a nicer hub and get a hand built wheel , you know..

or have the damaged rim replaced.

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is there anything better within the price range of these?
Still, no free lunch .. 'better' will cost more.

CR 18 is an adequate rim .

though V top rims dont hold dirt , like flat top rims can,

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I don't think I'd go with either of those Mavics for cross. For under $150 you could probably have your current hub laced to a decent rim like a Velocity A23 or H Plus Son Archetype.
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I don't think I'd go with either of those Mavics for cross. For under $150 you could probably have your current hub laced to a decent rim like a Velocity A23 or H Plus Son Archetype.
Agreed.

I am doing a build for a friend atm and the 105/Archetype combo is going to be tough to beat.

I picked up the new wheelset for only $219.
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I have a set of these. http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=2357

They aren't the lightest, but they are very solid.
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