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Best budget upgrade wheel?

Old 05-25-15, 02:13 PM
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Best budget upgrade wheel?

I currently own a Triban 500SE with the standard B'Twin wheel set fitted.

This weekend when I get paid, I am looking to upgrade, but keep that upgrade within a budget.

I'm not planning on beating any world records, but would like something that's a bit better than my standard wheels, to help me along.

Shortlist so far seems to be:

Shimano R501

I own a black and blue bike, therefore colour is also an issue; as all bike wheels seem to be black and red. Or have awful colour schemes that won't fit the bike. R501's are only available in black and grey at chain reaction.

Cheers for any help.
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I'm pretty sure the 501s take conventional spokes and nipples, so although they are heavy they aren't a bad choice as this allows for easy repair. Plus the hubs are the regular Shimano cup and cone system, so cheap and easy to rebuild.
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I've been pretty happy with Vuelta Corsa Lite. Can be had for $200-250 depending on sales and great quality and approx 1500 g
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I bought the vuleta corsa lite wheels last year and I think I had the 501 on my bike and after tons of research I got the vuleta wheels cause of price and weight and reviews. Anyways did I notice some big difference? No. I felt a little change but all of my times did improvE to make a long story short, especially climbing. I would for sure get the corsa lite over the 501 based off my personal experience because the corsa was upgrade to me over the 501 and the price is good
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