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Old 09-10-07, 12:43 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-10-07, 01:40 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-10-07, 01:43 PM   #3
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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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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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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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BTW: novatech hubs = dimension = nashbar
So, are the Novatech hubs any good?

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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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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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Old 11-14-07, 08:41 PM   #15
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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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