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Old 07-16-08, 12:13 PM   #1
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Should I be concerned about ordering from "Caesar" down at bicyclewheels.com or should I go ahead with it. I'm looking at set of Weinmann dp18s. Will the spoke quality be fine? I am planning to take them to my local bike store and have them trued once I get them. My bike store quoted em about 350 to get a decent wheel setup which I can't afford. Should I go ahead and pull the trigger and order them?
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Old 07-16-08, 12:51 PM   #2
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yes. but get the cpx22s
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Old 07-16-08, 01:00 PM   #3
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i got my dp18's from them and they were perfect out of the box.
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Old 07-16-08, 01:01 PM   #4
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I've got 2327 miles on my CXP22/Formula wheelset so far and I've not had them trued/looked at.

Go for it.
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Old 07-16-08, 01:05 PM   #5
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Why the cxp22 over the dp18? Will I really notice that much difference. Besides maybe the weight.
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Old 07-16-08, 01:29 PM   #6
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I just wanted Mavic rims, and knew nothing about Wienmann - nothing really solid to base my choice off (I'd been wanting Open Pros, but had to go budget).

I've never had Wienmann rims, so I've no personal testimony.
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Old 07-16-08, 02:30 PM   #7
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alot of people would/will say the mavic's over the weinmann's, but i like the deep section look of the dp18s personally.
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There was a thread about this same thing a while back ... because of it I decided on the Mavic wheelset. I'm happy with it. I did not get them trued or anything after receiving them either. I'll get them trued when it's needed. I was in the same boat as you regarding the LBS. They basically quoted me 150 to 180 for a new rear wheel ... not mavic either.
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cpx's are Heavy! better go with Deep v's, atleast they look way better.
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