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Old 12-09-06, 08:27 AM
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looking for Wheel set recommendations

am looking for a reasonable set of road wheels ...and recommendations?
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PS . there is a difference in a Shimano and champagnolo - correct?
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Old 12-09-06, 09:42 AM
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mavic ksyrium is not reasonable?
Do you have a particular price point? $100, $200,....,$800?
Yes there is a difference between Shimano and Campy. However, others make hubs besides those two.
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Old 12-09-06, 09:59 AM
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100-200 range
I was asking more about the casette than the hubs...does that make sense?
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Old 12-09-06, 10:43 AM
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Slightly higher than $200 is a mavic aksium wheelset. I'm pondering it for a build I am working on.
The cassettes came seperately on the few occasions that I have purchase wheelsets. I have a fondness for SRAM cassettes. Not that I have tried many brands.
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Old 12-09-06, 10:45 AM
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Hmm... you might be confused about the parts. The cassette is the cluster of cogs attached to the rear wheel. It sits on the rear hub.

However, the cassette is not considered part of a the wheelset. The wheel is the hub, rim, spokes and nipples.
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Old 12-09-06, 10:57 AM
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so I guess my question is...hubs are not universal between Shimano and champagnolo( or other brands ) - correct?
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Old 12-09-06, 06:29 PM
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In that price range (I was just looking) Mavic Cosmos or Open Pros (cheapest from Performance bike it seems) seemed to score high on message board post reviews. I ended up with Cosmos and I can only compare to Xero xr-3's and Mavic Carbones and I am happy with them so far. I didn't look at other brands, wanted to have one brand of wheels for some dumb reason.
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Old 12-09-06, 08:05 PM
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Yes, there is a difference between Shimano and Campagnolo. Which you need depends on what shifters and derailleurs are on your bike.

If it's Shimano you need, there are web deals on wheelsets with Ultegra hubs and Mavic Open Pro rims for around $200. Campy's going to be a little harder to find at that price.
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Velocity, Torelli and Sun Rangle make very good rims for less money then the more common brand companies. Check your LBS for these brands and you will be surprised.
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