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    Weinmann/Formula or Alex/Formula Wheelset?

    I sold the wheelset that came with my Windsor Hour yesterday, right before I dropped the frame off for powdercoating. So now I need wheels. I am 6'4" 265lbs & wanted some triple black deep Vs, but Velocity's pricing is too high.

    So I have narrowed it down to Weinmann DP-18 in all black with Formula hubs for $180 (ebay) shipped which would mean that I would have to buy tires, tubes, cog, lockring ($75 shipped from universal). So alltogether like $255

    Or I can get an Alex R-450-B wheelset in black (with lockring) with the same Formula hubs for $99, add tires, tubes, cog all from Ben's Cycle for like $175 shipped.

    Does anyone have experience with either or both of these wheelsets & would the Weinmann's warrant the extra cost over the Alex's?

    Thanks!!

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    Mavic CXP22 to Formula hubs $155 is what I would recommend
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    so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?

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    Anyone know where I can buy only a REAR wheel at comparable prices to those above?

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    I would probaly go witht he Mavic/formula wheelset as well, but if you want to stick to your original two choices, I would say the Alex Rims, because they are cheaper, and I don't think the Weinmanns are any better, and definatley not $75 better.
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    Thanks Jeff. I thought the same. I can get the Weinmanns in silver for $100 but I want black.

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    I just bought the rear alex450 the other day at my LBS for $70.

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    I just pulled the trigger on the Alex wheelset. I figure at $99 a set in black with lockring (plus I sold my Windsor wheels for $85) I couldn't go wrong.

    I'll post my findings once they arrive & I roll them.

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    i have had both an 450 front and a dp18 front and the r450 is better for the money. you'll enjoy them.

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    I'm glad you didn't get the DP-18's


    I was gonna get those instead of Velocity(ies?)...But then I saw some V's and then the DP's side by side and I changed my mind fast.

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    Thanks guys. They arrive on Wednesday, I'm feeling good about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
    I just pulled the trigger on the Alex wheelset. I figure at $99 a set in black with lockring (plus I sold my Windsor wheels for $85) I couldn't go wrong.

    I'll post my findings once they arrive & I roll them.
    I recommend changing out the lockring. I bought just the backwheel, the first time i tightened it down it was so flimsy it got all chipped up.

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    Same thing happened with my Formula lockring. It was hella soft as I think it was aluminum. Even tho I chewed it up tightening it with a vice grip, it stayed put after the rotafixa method was done.

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    included lockrings are garbage unless you bought ellipses, or paul or phil hubs.

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    I am uber happy I didn't go with the Weinmann DP-18s, especially after seeing them in person. The Alex R-450 are superior in every way


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    alex rims hold up great. good choice.

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