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    Neuvation R28 SL ?

    I have a Cannondale Synapse for about 1 year now . They have r 500 wheelset.
    I am looking to upgrade wheels now .
    i have no exp. in this area .
    I was in my local bike shop . they quoted me sram sl27 for $550.00
    That includes trading out my old tires and rear sram cassette .
    i been watching Neuvation web site at the R 28 SL .
    Right now they have a great sale . Here is a copy for the sale price below.
    If i go with the Neuvation , i can remove the old tires and installed them myself . i have no ideal about the rear sram cassette . What do i do here . Are should I go with the sram wheels ?
    Thank you for any recommendation
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    Depends on your needs. I don't race and I've been riding Neuvations for a little over 2,000 miles on my Specialized Roubaix. Much stiffer and a little lighter than the Mavic Open Sports that where stock. They where wicked true out of the box, and have held up well on some awful roads, including gravel and cobbles. I've got no complaints.
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    If i go with the Neuvation , i can remove the old tires and installed them myself . i have no ideal about the rear sram cassette . What do i do here . Are should I go with the sram wheels ?
    The cassette can be moved to the new wheelset, too. You would need a chain whip and a cassette lock ring tool for removal and installation.

    If you're uncomfortable doing the work, I'm sure your bike shop can do it for a fee.
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    Yeah, I have some RH550's and some of the Neuvations (which is what I use). The Neuvations are a pretty good upgrade as wheels go. Stiffler, lighter, and seem to roll a bit easier. Like tmat said swap tires, tubes and cassette no problem really.

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    How much do you weigh? 20-spoke rear wheels tend not to last very long for heavier riders.

    Other than that, the M28s have a steel freehub body that will last a lot longer than the alloy freehub body on the R28s.

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    MY weigh summer 190 . winter 200 .
    I did like the sram sl 27 but they are at$ 550.00 my lbs have .
    I do have alot of hills here .
    All i now the r 500 wheelsets dont roll good and don't perform like I think they should .

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    Quote Originally Posted by achoo View Post
    How much do you weigh? 20-spoke rear wheels tend not to last very long for heavier riders.

    Other than that, the M28s have a steel freehub body that will last a lot longer than the alloy freehub body on the R28s.
    +1. Check the M-28's "Wicked True" is a great way to describe them. And I weigh 180-185
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