I'm new new to the forum and triathlons. I have done a lot of swimming, biking (mainly mountain biking), and running (several half marathons and one full); but I'm new to triathlons. Let me get to the point now.
I got a Specialized Transition Expert 2006 for Christmas, only missing wheels. Could someone tell what a could set of wheels would be for this bike? The rims are 700, with 130 axles. I don't want to go on the cheap but I also don't want to spend a fortune until I'm sure this is what i want to do.
late 2009 leader 721tr, 1992 trek oclv with da, 2010 specialized tarmac expert, QR Lucero Lite, NS Suburban 24''
how much is a fortune?
HED is good....i like their trispokes. they have nice aero wheels too
Zipp...I've never ridden. they are supposed to be amazing. they are hella expensive. i want an 808 and 1080...that's my dream set.
those are the two major choices i'd say.
soul wheels are new and supposed to be good. they get a lot of love here. then reynolds are nice
I had been looking at some used sets to start with like Mavic Ksyrium Elite, around 300 to start. I know that's a little on the cheap, but since I'm just starting I want to make sure this something I like before going carbon fiber and such. Is there a any disadvantage to getting used wheels?
Focus frankenbike trash find commuter, BP Stealth carbon monocoque TT bike, Leader 720 tt, Quantec CC Cyclosross build, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Columbus SLX road bike
None at all. In fact, getting a cheap set, or a good 2nd hand set, means that if you find yourself wanting to upgrade you can keep the first set as training wheels.
I have a set of Mavic CXP22, second hand on eBay, bought for €65. They also came with excellent Conti 4000 race tyres. Those tyres went on my race set, Mavic Cosmic Experts (elderly but still good) that I run with a Wheelbuilder rear wheel cover.
The CXP22 set have Vittoria Zaffira training tyres, which have proved really good, high puncture resistance.
HOpe this helps!
Last edited by Barchettaman; 01-31-09 at 08:52 AM.