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Old 08-01-11, 05:31 PM
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Mid-level wheelset recommendation

Thinking of upgrading the wheels on my Cannondale F500 and want to get something compatible in terms of price/value with the Deore LX drivetrain, i.e., not go overboard on the upgrade. Any suggestions on a good 26" NON-disk brake wheelset along those lines??

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Price range?

Some good V compatible rims with disc hubs would be the way to go for maximum transfer-ability/resale value. I would talk to your local shop and see if they do wheel builds.
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Look at Vuelta. They have some disc hub, v-brake rim wheelsets so you run the same wheelset if you decide to go with disc brakes. Mavic Cross Ride also available in rim brake version.
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Mavic Crossride - Get the ones that are both rim/ disc compatible. Less that $200 and it's worth having the disc hubs for reasons above.
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Sorry, I should have been more specific. I'm trying to spend under $400 for the set and using rim brakes. And after a brief scan thought either Mavic Crossrides or Easton EA70s made sense. Not sure if they are considered equivalent (maybe the XCs are more inline)? Also was looking at Sun Ringle but don't know much about them..comparable?? Thanks guys for the feedback.

I did see the Vueltas at REI and they were rated well but by only a few reviewers so I wasn't sure how they fared against Mavic and Easton in terms of quality. Are they pretty much all the same within any given pricepoint or is one brand generally considered superior??

I haven't looked into custom wheels mainly because I don't know enough to know what to request. I've seen Colorado Cyclist's wheel builder, and it looks great and reasonably priced, but I wouldn't know what the parameters should be for what I ride...hence going 'factory build'.

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Pricepoint has a 2009 Mavic Crosstrail Wheelset UST for $240. Do you know offhand if there are any significant differences year to year? If not, it looks like the crosstrails are a step above the crossrides, correct (first glance looks like 15% weight savings if the 2009 models are still the same as 2011)?
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Mavic Crossride - Get the ones that are both rim/ disc compatible. Less that $200 and it's worth having the disc hubs for reasons above.
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Gawd, I feel like a broken record: Deore disc hubs. Rhyno-Lite rims. Jenson. $95 for the set. Not fancy but solid. How can you go wrong?

https://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Wheelset.aspx
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Thanks guys. Good info!
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