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    is this wheelset any good? alex DA28 laced to novatech hubs?

    I found this wheelset for $220 after shipping and what some opinions. I havent heard anything either of these rims or hubs. Thanks guys.



    Alex DA28 Deep-V Track/Fixed Gear 700c Limited Edition wheelset...

    * Hubs - Novatech High Flange Sealed Bearing Rear Flip-Flop Fixed/Fixed Silver 32h
    * Spokes - DT Swiss Champion Silver 2.0mm
    * Rims - Alex DA28 Deep-V Black 700c w/machined sidewalls and brake wear indicators 32h
    * Lacing - 3x

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    Try including the actual link if you want some more feedback.

    I just got a set of these:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...Category=58099

    And I'm quite pleased with the purchase. $160 delivered.
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    you could do better for the price.

    that parts in themselves are decent. but you could get a smiliar build for ~$100 less
    check out the bicyclewheels.com mavic/formula builds or the wheelandsprocket deals

    BTW: novatech hubs = dimension = nashbar
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    you could do better for the price.

    +1. I will never buy another set of Alexrims. Wheelandsprocket.com has some good deals, along with other sites. Do some digging around, lots of vendors out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    you could do better for the price.

    that parts in themselves are decent. but you could get a smiliar build for ~$100 less
    check out the bicyclewheels.com mavic/formula builds or the wheelandsprocket deals

    BTW: novatech hubs = dimension = nashbar
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    good to know. thank you!

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    Formula to Mavic is the best/most cost effective combo out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    BTW: novatech hubs = dimension = nashbar
    So, are the Novatech hubs any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomaly View Post
    Formula to Mavic is the best/most cost effective combo out there
    not best, but definately one of the most cost effective

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    I have a wheelset with the Dimensions, and they've held up pretty well. But for that price you could save some $ and get a better wheelset if you got the Formulas to Mavic CXP22's.

    http://wheelandsprocket.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=7103

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    alex rims are fine, novatec is semi popular overseas because they continue to make 110mm hubs.

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    i have alex's on dimensions and they're strong, heavy, and durable. not bad, but i think that's still paying a bit too much. DA28's do look good though.

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    Not trying to hijack this thread...but does anyone have any experience with the Mavic/Formula Tubular wheelset that The BikeBiz has?

    http://www.thebikebiz.com/ProductDet...%2DWHL%2DTUB01
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    Quote Originally Posted by 134k View Post
    Not trying to hijack this thread...but does anyone have any experience with the Mavic/Formula Tubular wheelset that The BikeBiz has?

    http://www.thebikebiz.com/ProductDet...%2DWHL%2DTUB01
    I haven't seen them in person, but a few different online sellers have them, and I don't see how you could ever do better for that price. As with all these machine-built wheels, check the tension when you get them. Bicyclewheels.com is selling them with anodized rims, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    I haven't seen them in person, but a few different online sellers have them, and I don't see how you could ever do better for that price. As with all these machine-built wheels, check the tension when you get them. Bicyclewheels.com is selling them with anodized rims, too.
    Awesome, thanks. I was solely going to buy the wheelset because of the quality/price combo..but now it seems like I have more choices.
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