Wheelsets on sale, getchya wheelsets heayuh (Shimano entry-level)
Idk if anyone's interested but I've found a few of Shimanos entry level wheelsets at good sale prices. The r501,rs11,and rs21 specifically... I grabbed a set of rs11 @ $113 shipped w/ a 15% off code 100US, from probikekit.com. It is a UK site so caveat emptor but free US shipping...ill let ya know how I make out with them. I saw the r501 for $98 a SET from a UK site called Merlin Cycle! They ship free to US as well but when i added wheels to cart it added shipping too :( Found them in US for $133 (will not price match). Rs21 are around $165 I believe, msrp is like $409,usual retail price over $200 anyway. Those 3 models are around for imho a good deal. Wheel snobs may turn up their noses but they are a quality wheel, the radial 16f with 20r looks sweet (maybe the "sexiest" wheelsets under $200?), and while not light they're not bricks either- around 1800g+ for the pair iirc. Quality and looks-wise I'd say its a nice step up from a cheap factory set, or for the build-on-a-budget like mine. Hope this helps someone!