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Old 02-06-22, 11:28 AM
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BUCKLOS wheels?

I am working on building my kids first road bike and looking for a cheaper wheel set. I see the brand
BUCKLOS all over ebay. Any input on these? Good enough for a kids first road bike?
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Old 02-06-22, 12:12 PM
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Never heard of them, however that does not mean they are any worse off or better than others in the low-cost wheel catagory. Try them and see what happens. Worst case scenario is that they die after a year of use and have to be replaced.
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Never heard of them, however that does not mean they are any worse off or better than others in the low-cost wheel catagory. Try them and see what happens. Worst case scenario is that they die after a year of use and have to be replaced.

I might try them. I mean I am watching for a set of better branded used but when its go time and I need the wheels and don't have any yet I will try them. I hate to buy them to dump after a year if they are crap but could be worse. They also might surprise me too!
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I don't think I want Bucklos wheels unless they are made by someone with the last name of Bucklos and they are handmade and this Bucklos person knows how to build wheels. I wouldn't waste money on cheap eBay crap but I am not a wealthy person so I don't have the ability to buy that stuff over and over or deal with headaches from it.
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I don't think I want Bucklos wheels unless they are made by someone with the last name of Bucklos and they are handmade and this Bucklos person knows how to build wheels. I wouldn't waste money on cheap eBay crap but I am not a wealthy person so I don't have the ability to buy that stuff over and over or deal with headaches from it.

I can't find hardly anything about them so they have moved to my last resort maybe? Watching for used....
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I can't find hardly anything about them so they have moved to my last resort maybe? Watching for used....
What sort of wheels are you looking for really? Any specifics you need in terms of size, brake compatibility...?
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
What sort of wheels are you looking for really? Any specifics you need in terms of size, brake compatibility...?

Probably should have stated that up front.

700c, rim break, going to be a Shimano 2x9 speed. Tires I would like to run 25-28 range. I don't need anything in any hurry but just watching for a steal of a deal. I am just watching all the auction and resale websites, the others marketplaces. Just never heard of the bucky wheels LOL.
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Old 02-06-22, 10:36 PM
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Bucklos is all over ebay, Amazon, etc.
It's a brand that is on rigid forks, suspension forks, stems, wheels, handlebars, brakes, seatposts, etc etc etc. All sorts of components, basically.


No idea if any of it is quality. I would bet the wheels will be of similar quality to any other wheels in that same price range. I've seen a road wheelset from the brand for $180...you can get random wheelsets from other sites for that price...maybe a low end Mavic rim and a Shimano Claris level hub for example.

Not sure if Bucklos is junk, but its certainly widely available as a component brand, for what that's worth.
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Old 02-07-22, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I can't find hardly anything about them so they have moved to my last resort maybe? Watching for used....
These are both wise moves. Rim brake 700c wheels with QR are becoming more and more available and thus cheaper. Heck, there's a 10-speed Shimano 105/Alex wheelset on my local Craigslist right now for $150. Nothing special, but not Buckaloo.
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I wanted wider wheels for my Poprad, but really did not want to spend more that a couple hundred dollars, and was not overly concerned about weight. I bought a set of Novatec 30 with the hubs also Novatec. I have only put maybe 150 miles so far, but they spin very nice and are true out of the box. The rims are machined and the stopping is really good, using 559 Tektro long reach. Pro Bike Kit has them back in stock now. If I wanted another low cost set of wheels, I would not hesitate to buy these again. https://www.probikekit.com/brands/novatec.list
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Jenson has a pair of Shimano wheels for 150. Looking to pick up a set myself.
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Just an fyi, there are several youtube video reviews on Bucklos wheelsets. I've watched reviewers like KevCentral that has purchased these wheels since it is difficult to find affordable wheels this past year or so. I get that he thinks they are just ok, but nothing to brag about. Might be ok for a kid that is going to eventually outgrow the bike.

I've seen these on Amazon and Ebay, but don't have any experience with them other than seeing a few video's.
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Check Velomine. They have a number of options at <$200. I've ordered several wheelsets from them over the years..good service, nice wheels.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
I wanted wider wheels for my Poprad, but really did not want to spend more that a couple hundred dollars, and was not overly concerned about weight. I bought a set of Novatec 30 with the hubs also Novatec. I have only put maybe 150 miles so far, but they spin very nice and are true out of the box. The rims are machined and the stopping is really good, using 559 Tektro long reach. Pro Bike Kit has them back in stock now. If I wanted another low cost set of wheels, I would not hesitate to buy these again. https://www.probikekit.com/brands/novatec.list

I really like these...added to the list. Really hoping to get under 150 but these look good.
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I really like these...added to the list. Really hoping to get under 150 but these look good.

When these first dropped to the present price, I passed on them. I looked for a while longer, then PBK had a 15% off sale. I bought them at that point, $158 delivered. They usually have $179 and above for free shipping, I needed tires and bought pair of GK 32mm slicks that also got the 15% off, which PBK maxes at $50. It was a sweet deal, IMO. I found other pretty nice wheels close to the price, but nothing with that interior width. I really am very pleased with them. The GK's are brown sidewall and should match really well with the color scheme of the bike.

Have not mounted the GK's yet

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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
When these first dropped to the present price, I passed on them. I looked for a while longer, then PBK had a 15% off sale. I bought them at that point, $158 delivered. They usually have $179 and above for free shipping, I needed tires and bought pair of GK 32mm slicks that also got the 15% off, which PBK maxes at $50. It was a sweet deal, IMO. I found other pretty nice wheels close to the price, but nothing with that width. I really am very pleased with them. The GK's are brown sidewall and should match really well with the color scheme of the bike.

Have not mounted the GK's yet



I am watching them...they are a very viable option for the kids bike!
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Check Velomine. They have a number of options at <$200. I've ordered several wheelsets from them over the years..good service, nice wheels.
Came here to say this! Most of my wheelsets are custom now-a-days, but anything prefab almost always comes from Velomine.

here are a couple of really nice options under $200

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?m...oducts_id=6106

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?m...oducts_id=5939

The Bucklos are probably fine, but at that pricepoint, I think you can do better.
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
Probably should have stated that up front.

700c, rim break, going to be a Shimano 2x9 speed. Tires I would like to run 25-28 range. I don't need anything in any hurry but just watching for a steal of a deal. I am just watching all the auction and resale websites, the others marketplaces. Just never heard of the bucky wheels LOL.
The Vision Team 30 Comp wheels are decent. Nothing super special but hand built, not ridiculously heavy, sealed cartridge bearings and aero spokes so some performance benefits there. Plus it can handle 11 speed so has some future-ness to it.
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