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Old 04-27-14, 02:07 PM
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Disc Brake Wheelsets.

Has anyone used or had any experience with these? I'm trying to do my Cx project within a budget and disc brakes are a must. (Trying to have some fun with $1000 or less). Any thoughts would be great.

Shimano WH-RX05 Disc Clincher Wheelset at BikeTiresDirect
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Old 04-27-14, 02:29 PM
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not used, but heavy & obsolete are what the specs shout, 8/9/10 speed only hub means no easy upgrade to 5800 which will be out soon, and they do weigh a lot.
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Seems like a centerlock nothing weird wheel set, OK parts

but I'd still bring it by a Bike shop and have the mechanic check the tension and true . and pay them something for their time.

its a bulk ordered machine built wheel as most are . and things happen in shipping I cannot generalize on curing for you.

You can't/wont do business locally?


I doubt gravel grinders have to do run-ups carrying their bikes ..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
........You can't/wont do business locally?......
OP lives in MN and appears to be buying a lot more local to you then him.
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As far as shopping locally, The 2 shops in town are for a lack of better words are rather "Elitist". They don't have much time for us middle of the road folks and zero time fore the budget minded.
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IMO disc brake wheel sets are very intelligent. Why pay big bucks for a wheel set and then have rim brakes destroy them in time. With out having a brake strip, the wheels can be made stronger, and with a more aero profile.
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that unfortunate .. the town here is low key .. and not full of posh lycra sorts ,

Coast-Guard and Fishermen and when it's not raining, tourists .
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Originally Posted by yote223
As far as shopping locally, The 2 shops in town are for a lack of better words are rather "Elitist". They don't have much time for us middle of the road folks and zero time fore the budget minded.
As a shop owner, I never mind someone who is "budget-minded" so long as they aren't being short-sighted about it. What good is a cheap wheelset if all it is is cheap? My father-in-law has a farm, and uses power tools frequently, but just can't seem to pull the trigger on a really top end drill for $300. So he buys half a dozen cheap B&D drills a year, and spends $600 doing it, because $300 is too much! Meanwhile, my nice drills just keep going. That is what I mean by short-sighted.
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I'm not ready to spend $400-$500+ for a set of wheels. Maybe if I was doing 100+ mi a week. But I don't. If you use something enough, then spend the money for the best quality. Would you spend $3000 on a pair of Binoculars? I did because I use them enough to justify the cost. No, I am not short sighted. I know when I need "The Best" and when I don't.
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again .. buy a wheel in a box , and you need to be able to see if its OK or the seller just flipped it
without anyone double checking the machine tensioning job..
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