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Old 09-09-09, 12:22 PM
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Wheelset

HI ,
I was wondering what are some good road bike tires as well as rims to go,along with the tires? Performance bikes has alot of stuff on sale and I wanted to get a new pair of tire. I currently have a Giant FCRw3 and I have Panaracer Tserv for messenger tires. I commute 2 miles to work everyday, but want a decent wheelset for weekend riding. Thanks
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Old 09-09-09, 01:22 PM
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I have the Performance Titans on three bikes. Thousands of miles, no issues, no complaints. From what I can tell they are a very good value.
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Old 09-09-09, 01:41 PM
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I have a few wheelsets on multiple bikes that I got at Performance on sale (<$200) that are bulletproof, good looking, smooth and lightish- Mavic open pro rims on Ultegra hubs with 32 double-butted stainless spokes. Definitely huge upgrades from the factory wheelsets they replaced (alex).
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Old 09-09-09, 01:55 PM
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I'd agree with the Ultegra Open Pro suggestion. I'm not sure I'd get them at Performance. I got mine from Bicycle Wheel Warehouse, and they're very tight. I've heard that Performance can be hit or miss as to how well built the wheels are.

Of course, Performance tends to have pretty good after-the-sale service policies, so, worst case, you could keep going back until you get good ones if you're doing in-store shopping.
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Old 09-09-09, 02:02 PM
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awesome thanks for all of the quick replies.
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+1 on the Open Pro/Ultegras. I run two pair on my commuters/Cross bike. I love them and abuse the heck out of them. But I also don't think you can go wrong with the Performance titans for the money. It comes down to what you are looking for (the titans are more modern looking). The OP/Ultegra will probably be more forgiving of abuse over the long haul and will let you rebuild it for as long as you want to own it.
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