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My 11 year old wheels are starting to die. Need replacement recommendations

Old 02-15-20, 03:57 AM
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My 11 year old wheels are starting to die. Need replacement recommendations

Single speed wheel set for ~15mi daily commute... trying to balance durability with performance. Any recommendations?
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Price range? Tire size and width? Rim brake or disc brake? QR or bolt-on?
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Assuming a standard SS/FG road setup (700x23-32, bolt on hubs, rim brakes), Velomine has some nice offerings.

The $200 set with Mavic Open Pro rims, Formula hubs, and 32h lacing comes in just under 2,000 grams. (Compare Shimano RS 11, a fairly standard low-end/stock wheel on geared road bikes, at just over 1,900 grams without the cassette.) They are pretty zippy while still being able to handle potholes/curb jumps. I've also used wheels built with Sun CR-18 rims and found them to be durable, long-term.

Deep-section rims tend to add weight, and I suspect that the aero savings do not make up for it (especially on a commute). Some prefer the aesthetic.
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I’m curious how they are “dying.” Rim brake tracks wearing thin? Breaking spokes? Hubs getting rough? Some of these things can be fixed by a local shop without springing for all-new wheels.
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