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    Should I keep my Giant OEM wheels/tires after upgrading?

    I upgraded my wheels shortly after buying my Giant Defy Composite 2 last year. Since then the wheels have sat in my room and collected dust. Do you guys keep back up wheels? I can't imagine going back to these wheels after riding with my new Mavic's.

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    Always.
    By the time you're experienced enough to get something germane out of a test ride, you won't need a test ride.

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    You never know when a spare set may come in handy. Expect the unexpected, as they say. I'd get them out of your room and in a closet or attic, though.
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    definitely keep the wheelset, it's always good to have a spare set just in case. me personally, i'd buy a trainer rear tire and use those wheels and tires as my trainer wheelset in the winter...

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    When you bust a spoke on your mavics and can't get a replacement for two weeks, you'll look at those stock wheels with a whole different mindset.

    So yes, always keep a backup set. You probably couldn't sell them for much anyway.

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    yup.
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    In my opinion, you can never have too many wheels. I currrently have 7 pairs between my 3 bikes (combination of aero, non-aero, carbon, aluminum, clincher, tubular, 10-speed, 11-speed), and the FedEx man is coming today with pair #8 . I still have an old factory wheelset from one of my bikes that I use for the trainer. I say keep those wheels.

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    not only keep it, but put a cassette on it.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

    No @coasting, you should stay 100% as you are right now, don't change a thing....quote Heathpack

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCB View Post
    I upgraded my wheels shortly after buying my Giant Defy Composite 2 last year. Since then the wheels have sat in my room and collected dust. Do you guys keep back up wheels? I can't imagine going back to these wheels after riding with my new Mavic's.
    I have multiple wheelsets I rotate according to purpose: race wheels, backup race wheels, training wheels, winter wheels, CX wheels, trainer wheels, gravel wheels/etc. Life is better when you can tailor your wheelset and tires to the conditions and ride by simply swapping wheelsets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
    I have multiple wheelsets I rotate according to purpose: race wheels, backup race wheels, training wheels, winter wheels, CX wheels, trainer wheels, gravel wheels/etc. Life is better when you can tailor your wheelset and tires to the conditions and ride by simply swapping wheelsets.
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    Tires are the main reason I swap wheels. I keep tough tires on the stock wheels for long rides and training/junk miles on rough city streets, while the fancy wheels have tires more suitable for racing. But since I have to change brake pads when I change wheels, sometimes I wonder if it would be just as easy to change tires.

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    Absolutely keep the wheels. You or someone you ride with may need them some day. Better to ride on old wheels than to not ride at all waiting on repairs.

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