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Old 02-23-19, 12:32 PM
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Carbon Wheel Set on Hybrid?

I have the upgrade itch! Thinking of purchasing carbon fiber wheel set for a 2014 Giant Escape RX Composite. The wheel set will actually cost almost as much as the bike! 30mm wheels....Any opinions?
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My wife and I had Giant Escape RX Composites as well Yet another new Giant Escape RX Composite owner(s) . Then moved on to a couple of FastRoad CoMaxs. Last fall I did a complete upgrade on the FastRoads, drive train, wheel set etc. Upgrading our Giant Fastroad CoMax 1's While I didn't upgrade to carbon I did purchase a very well reviewed set for both bikes. I can tell you it was $$ well spent. The Giant wheels were like boat anchors compared to the new set. Also when with tubeless. Then we purchased a couple of new Canyon RoadLite CF 9.0 LTDs. These came with Reynolds AR1 carbon wheels from the factory. Both are they nice.. Do I wish I had purchased them instead of the set I did for the FastRoads. No. But hey it's your $$. I can say a new wheel set will make your bike feel like a new one.
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Originally Posted by RhythmRider View Post
I have the upgrade itch! Thinking of purchasing carbon fiber wheel set for a 2014 Giant Escape RX Composite. The wheel set will actually cost almost as much as the bike! 30mm wheels....Any opinions?
Hunt wheels are good.
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I have Hunt Wheels on my hybrid and i love them, way way lighter than the stockies that were on it before
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If im just riding on roads and trail will i notice the weight difference on a carbon fiber bike?
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I have the upgrade itch! Thinking of purchasing carbon fiber wheel set for a 2014 Giant Escape RX Composite. The wheel set will actually cost almost as much as the bike! 30mm wheels....Any opinions?
It's your bike. Do what you want. The wheels aren't going to make your hybrid as fast or as aero as a road bike, but if you like them and can afford them, enjoy!
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