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CX bike => road wheels

Old 03-15-21, 05:34 AM
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CX bike => road wheels

Hi all,

I have a cannondale superx 105 (the 2017 model with the colourful fork... that is easily googleable bc I can't post links yet!)

I'd like to toss some "road" wheels on this bad boy as the current wheelset is too heavy for longer road rides.

However, I am not really sure where to start?

Does anyone have experience doing this?


I have a decent road bike with calliper breaks but am getting too comfortable with the discs on the superx!
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What’s your budget?
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~£600 ish!
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Looks as if you have the 12/100 and 12/142 axles which may simplify the search. Fulcrum/Campy wheels are usually good value. Here's an article that mentions some adjustment of dish may be needed. https://road.cc/content/review/21373...ale-superx-105 Cool looking bike!
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Originally Posted by futurejim
~£600 ish!
HED Belgium G or Hunt 34 aero wide will get your search started.
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I have the same bike, 2020 version. The stock wheels are boat anchors. I'm also planning to buy a new wheelset this spring so I've done a bit of shopping.
I'm currently leaning towards doing a custom wheelset with White Industries or Industry 9 hubs, CX-Ray spokes and an aluminum rim (TBD). This will result in a wheelset that is around 1600 - 1650g and will cost me around $850 USD (roughly £600?). I'll likely buy these from a local shop, but you can play around on ProWheelBuilder.com and see pricing and get an idea of what you can get. A build with DT Swiss 350 hubs would be a bit cheaper.

For pre-built options, the complete wheelsets from HED look pretty good to me:
  • HED Ardennes: 21mm internal would be good for road tire sizes, not as good for gravel/CX size tires. The "pro" set is $850/1530g.
  • HED Emporia GA: 25mm internal will work with wider road tires (28mm or 32mm) and also work great with gravel/CX. The "pro" version is $900/1625g, the "performance" version is $700/1670g.
I don't know much about the spokes or hubs that HED builds with, but I see their rims on lots of builds. You can do a custom build with the HED Belgium+ rim as well that would be in your price range. I think HED Belgium w/ DT Swiss 350 hubs would be around $800.

If carbon is your jam, you can build a set from Light Bicycle. Below are costs for builds I looked at with North America options. The global shipping option I think gives different availability.
  • WR 32mm wide (external), 35mm depth, DT Swiss 350 hubs and CX-ray spokes = $878 and 1541g. This would be a wide wheelset suitable for 28-32mm road tires, and larger gravel/CX sizes.
  • AR 28mm wide (external), 36mm depth, DT Swiss 350 hubs, CX-ray spokes = $828 and 1501g. Narrower rim is lighter and still work with a variety of road/CX tires.
Shimano sells a GRX wheelset that looks decently attractive at $419/1650g. 21.6mm internal width, which oddly is a bit narrow now compared to may other gravel/wide rims, but would work fine for road, CX and narrower gravel size tires.
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Also: Mentioned above, but worth noting again. Cannondale uses an offset rear triangle on this bike, requiring a unique dish on the rear wheel (I think it's 6mm offset). Any wheelset you buy will need to be dished correctly to fit this bike. A shop can easily do this for you if you're buying a pre-built set, or if you're getting a custom build the wheel can be done as part of the build.
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