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Old 11-23-18, 11:41 PM
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Lightweight rim brake wheelset?

Hi,

I have a 135mm rear spaced frameset I'm building up. And for the life of me I can't find ready built wheelsets that are light and cheap for it.

Now I recall that most hybrids have 135mm rear spaced frames so has anyone upgraded their bikes and found a light and affordable wheelset?
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Old 11-24-18, 05:39 AM
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"Light, strong, cheap. Pick two."

But seriously, please define "affordable" and "light" for you in dollars and grams.
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Old 11-24-18, 05:56 AM
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Check with your LBS...they may have some take offs on the cheap. I purchased Mavic Aksiums for my Crosscut that way.
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I can't find ready built wheelsets that are light and cheap for it.
Those two metrics are hard to hit in one product. For something to be both light and strong enough to be a durable product, it takes more engineering and/or better materials to accomplish that, which goes in the opposite direction of "cheap". Products that are both cheap and strong enough to be a durable product usually have MORE of a cheap material to accomplish that (more mass), which goes in the opposite direction of "light".

@DorkDisk mentioned The Triangle. At each corner is weight, cost, and durability. Most products sold are durable enough, so you generally are at odds with the other two factors. Cost and weight. Lower weight = higher cost. Lower cost = higher weight.
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Question How many threads are you going to start on this?

Did this before.. Bike Shop .. ask what built wheel combinations they can get from their wholesalers ..

wheel build done with all parts at wholesaler' s cost.. so even with dealer margin (covers shipping too)
they come in at less than a hand build, all parts retail.




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Just bought a nice used pair of Mavics off eBay - local pickup. How hard are you looking...
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