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Old 05-23-08, 12:57 PM   #1
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Convince Me To Not Buy a CXP22 / Formula Wheelset for 140$

someone want to play devils advocate? i have them sitting in my shopping basket right now, but i'm just not sure

they seem to be light, and pretty strong and durable, nobody has anything bad to say about them for the price, and i'm not looking to spend much at all so...

note: i don't want any deep v profile rims

and i have searched,
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spend the money on someone who's starving, what's wrong with what you have now?
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I won't convince you not to, but I will issue a caveat. Make sure to budget the time and money to have them properly tensioned and trued when they arrive. I put less than 50 miles on mine before they got noodly. But after taking them to the LBS, they have been rock-solid perfect for two years of hard commuting.
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someone want to play devils advocate? i have them sitting in my shopping basket right now, but i'm just not sure

they seem to be light, and pretty strong and durable, nobody has anything bad to say about them for the price, and i'm not looking to spend much at all so...

note: i don't want any deep v profile rims

and i have searched,
They are fine for the price I had these and had no complaints...

but...

The question is, what will they be replacing? I used them to replace the stock wheels on a Kilo TT and frankly it was a waste of money. Were they better? Probably. Were they noticeably better? Not really, but it's hard to say because I put much better tires on them. Would I do it again? Nope.

If you have a bike that needs wheels, these will be fine. If you're looking for an upgrade, there's probably better ways to spend $150.

How'd I do? Are you convinced?
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well the deal is, a friend of mine needs wheels, and i want new wheels, so the plan is to buy these, and sell my kilo wheels for 50$

truthfully what i want for myself are the sealed bearings, and a little weight loss

the kilo wheels have actually survived my abuse quite well so far



hrmmmm....
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Old 05-23-08, 01:13 PM   #6
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spend the money on someone who's starving, what's wrong with what you have now?
lol, and your name tag says def not a hippie.

Sometimes I am compelled to spend money on bike stuff I don't need too. It's a good thing.
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Old 05-23-08, 01:42 PM   #7
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Light? They're listed as 510g at this site, http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...2-Road-Rim.htm
500g+ rims are not considered to be light.

They're supposedly the bees knees/the bomb/the **** for a solid cheap rim though.
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haha i'm just saying this because of my own guilt after buying dp18s on formulas when i have a perfectly good mismatched bombproof set of alexrims right now

and i too plan on using my current wheelset for my girlfriend. though i doubt she'll ride it so i don't know if i'll build it.
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Do you mean these?
http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...d&productId=50
Mine were delivered last week. They ship them in separate boxes for $14.95 and they throw in rim tapes, a cheap cog and a lockring. I haven't had a chance to put many miles on them, but they've stayed true and I'm no lightweight.

I think it's a good deal. If you can afford them, why not?
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