Originally Posted by Epicus07
Anyone have a good wheel recommendation for less than $250?
Here are my riding preferences...
2.5% short tours
2.5% long tours
I have a distance bike for other rides so i'm hoping for a nice wheelset that is sturdy without being extremely heavy and possibly capable of mild off-road (iron-horse trail).
My bike is a cross check so i have tons of clearance and the hub spacing won't matter.
Or should i just move my mavic aksiums over and buy a nice wheelset for my Roubaix ?
I wouldn't mind carrying the funny spokes and i've toured on them once in the San Juans.
I just bought these
for my Cross Check - a CR18/105 wheelset from Velo Orange. I believe I got a great deal on them: $195 + c. $25 S/H. I would have paid about that much to build them myself. They are handbuilt by wheelmaster. I'm not sure who wheelmaster is, but they are perfectly round and true, and they have DT Swiss 14 g spokes.
At the same time, I also replaced my brake pads (changing to the salmon Kool Stops), the chain, the cassette, and the rear derailleur pulleys.
I've got about 200 miles on these new wheels and they feel great! I'm a clyde, and I wouldn't have any hesitation touring on them.