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Old 06-15-15, 04:45 PM
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Looking to buy new wheels

I posted on here a few weeks ago about breaking a spoke for the third time on the front wheel of a set of wheels a friend built for me. The first two times it was the same wheel. The third time was after he ordered me a new wheel and replaced all the spokes. I probably had ridden that wheel 750 miles before it broke-just rolling along about 10 mph fortunately. He lives a good distance away so I had a local guy I ride with, who also builds wheels, to fix it. He thought the spokes were tensioned too much. Bottom line is I don't trust those wheels anymore and probably will just look to sell them and buy some more. Honestly, I don't know whether to trust the local friend. He seems knowledgeable, but I just don't know.

I want some wheels that are as light as possible, of course, but some that are gonna be durable. Don't have a preference if they are carbon or not. They are going on a 2006 Trek 5200. I now have the original Bontrager Race wheels back on the bike and they are 600+ grams heavier than the ones I'm gonna sell (2,050 vs 1,425) so I can definitely tell a difference. I weigh 180-185. I ride that particular bike a couple of times a week. I do a handful of events a year that have 9-10,000 ft of climbing and the area where I live is relatively hilly (lots of rollers-typically 50-60 ft per mile) thus the reason I want a little lighter wheels. I'd love some suggestions.
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Has the rear wheel given you any trouble...ever?

(I also took a peek at the previous thread)...have you ridden the front wheel since the closer guy set the tension to 130 on all front spokes? I don't think the first (further away) friend knows what he is doing with radial lacing. Three broken spokes and tension around 200?
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Old 06-15-15, 05:08 PM
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Rear wheel has never given me any trouble. Yes, I have ridden the wheel since it was fixed locally. He said it wouldn't shock him if another one broke since sometimes breaking one can weaken the wheel. He is riding them now to test them out. He said he was gonna "ride the hell out of them" to see if they would hold up, but after three times, I'm a little gun-shy.
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I can understand that, but it sounds like the rear is well built. He just doesn't know front radial lacing very well. I'd give the front a good, long chance after the retensioning.
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Get some DA C35's great wheels and no problems here and I'm 215#.
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Fulcrum racing zeros thats what hopefully ill be getting this month i hear nothing but good things about them.
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Get some DA C35's great wheels and no problems here and I'm 215#.
Hows the hub noise on these? I actually prefer quieter hubs but I know most don't....
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Hows the hub noise on these? I actually prefer quieter hubs but I know most don't....
They are much quieter than my DT Swiss hubs.
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Spokes on front wheels whether radial or not don't need to be at more than 100 kgF. 120 usually won't be a problem, but it isn't necessary.
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