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Old 12-23-16, 06:24 PM
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Disc Road Wheel Questions

Hello fellow forum members,

I'm new on here and sure this has been asked 1000 times already but im going to ask again anyway. I have a Giant Defy Advanced 2 and Im looking to upgraded the stock wheels it came with. I dont race but normally ride 100+ miles a week in peek season and always looking to go faster. The selection of aftermarket disc wheels is pretty bad, especially since I want to stay around $500. Im looking at the HUNT Aero Light Disc wheels and was wondering if anybody has experience with these or other wheels from Hunt. Or if anybody has any suggestions for disc wheel upgrades for around $500 or less. Thanks


https://www.huntbikewheels.com/colle...-28deep-22wide
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Old 12-23-16, 07:51 PM
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Welcome and nice bike.
500 does not get you all that much better than stock. Rim Brake you could get
fulcrum racing 3's for 370 shipped. Did you see these disc wheels?
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Disc Wheelset - Clincher | Competitive Cyclist

Just noticed - are you in the UK?
Check Merlin or Ribble

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Old 12-23-16, 09:02 PM
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Thanks for the reply. And no I am in the US (were the road conditions are often terrible). Iv heard good things about Mavic wheels. Im willing to go above above 500 I just dont want to get carried away. These seem to fit the bill for the type of wheel I am looking for though, I just want a solid upgrade over stock without spending as much as I did on the bike for a set of wheels.
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Old 12-23-16, 09:09 PM
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Those Mavics seem pretty narrow, do you know any wheelsets around that quality and price I can put at 28mm Tire on with?
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Don't buy upgrades.

Ride up grades.
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Honestly I know that's cliche, but your just not going to go that much faster with upgraded wheels, particularly what you can get for $500
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Old 12-23-16, 09:23 PM
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Don't know about faster, but better wheels can be had for not too much more than you are suggesting:

November Bicycles: Race smart. - Select Disc
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Old 12-23-16, 09:27 PM
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November is probably your best bet.
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I'm doing the following:

AEM AR-40 40mm deep, 27mm wide tubular carbon fiber rims (no brake track by request), $250
Bitex BX106F/R hubs (centerlock), $170/pair
Sapim CX-Ray spokes and aluminum nipples, $90 for 24+28 spokes

Roughly 1300 gram disc wheels for ~$500, built by me.

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Old 12-29-16, 11:16 PM
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Just bought these:
A Class CXD-4 Road/Cyclocross Disc Tubeless 700c Wheelset 9/10/11 Speed | eBay
$199 plus shipping. They're claimed to be 1536g for the set.
I set these up tubeless with Schwalbe Pro One 28c tubeless tires. I weighed them in comparison to the stock wheels/tires/tubes from my 2016 Giant Defy Advanced and they came in 1.25 pounds lighter! Not bad for $350 all in (wheels, tires, tubeless conversion kit). I did my first ride on them today. Definitely lighter, plus smoother and faster feeling. So far, thumbs up!
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I've got Hunt wheels on both my bikes (the 4 Season disc on my carbon summer bike and the cheaper winter rim brake model on my winter bike), they're fantastic. Light, stiff and comfortable. They're made with off the shelf spokes as well so you'll never run into repair problems if you should break one and their customer service is fantastic. I'll certainly never by wheels with proprietary spokes again after past experiences, it's basically a case of brake a spoke and chuck 'em in the recycling bin.

Edit: Just to add, my summer bike is a 2016 Giant Defy Advanced two and the 4 Season disc wheels are about 400+ grams lighter than the factory Giant ones, it's noticeable!
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Personally, owning a Giant Defy Advanced 2 myself, I would highly recommend going with Boyd Cycling Altamont Light Alloy Wheels (Alloy Wheels - Disc brake hubs - Boyd Cycling).

I initially upgraded my wheels to the Boyd Altamont's for several reasons. First, I was recovering from a leg injury that required a quicker engaging (stiffer) hub than what came stock. Second, I was looking to lighten the bike with the new wheels and third, improve speed.

Of the three objectives, two were noticeable to me. First, hub engagement was fantastic and allowed me to climb out of the saddle without hesitation and provided the support and confidence I needed when engaging in climbs. The other, was in fact speed. I noticed improved speed in ascending and descending climbs. Even my riding partner noticed how I was separating from him on our rides way more easily than before I upgraded the wheels.

I think I paid $750 for my Altamonts. I had them for less than two years and sold them for $400 a few months ago when I upgraded to Boyd's disc brake carbon wheels. Boyd's wheels are disc specific and do not have a brake track like some other companies do (simply use their rim brake wheels with disc brake hubs).

The Altamont Lights are light, made with high quality rims, spokes and Boyd's own hubs (which I think are fantastic). Like all Boyd wheels, they are bomb proof. They have excellent customer service reviews and my experience with them has been all good.
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Originally Posted by TyWinans View Post
Hello fellow forum members,

I'm new on here and sure this has been asked 1000 times already but im going to ask again anyway. I have a Giant Defy Advanced 2 and Im looking to upgraded the stock wheels it came with. I dont race but normally ride 100+ miles a week in peek season and always looking to go faster. The selection of aftermarket disc wheels is pretty bad, especially since I want to stay around $500. Im looking at the HUNT Aero Light Disc wheels and was wondering if anybody has experience with these or other wheels from Hunt. Or if anybody has any suggestions for disc wheel upgrades for around $500 or less. Thanks


https://www.huntbikewheels.com/colle...-28deep-22wide
I'd disagree that the selection is bad...There's a lot of wheels out there, aftermarket. Plenty of choices in carbon & alloy.

I've never heard of Hunt. I'd ask a lot of questions...

If I was in you I'd spend a little more, say $700, and look into offerings from November Bicycles...you'll get a great set of hubs, tried & true rims, and a quality build & support:

November Bicycles: Race smart. - Select Disc
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Maybe You would like the wheels you have, better after the logos are painted over ?
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https://m.probikekit.com/bicycle-whee...ation=11349824
Campagnolo Zonda disc you can find for well under $500. I have the rim brake version and it rides amazing.
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Thanks everybody. Alot of really good options. Im weary of buying them off ebay (heard alot about scams) and I have no idea how to build my own so that kinda out of the question. This is kinda sound odd but does anybody have any experience with the SLR1 wheels from giant. They are carbon and the weight and price is around what Im looking for. Id love to work with the LBS who sold me the bike. But is upgrading from the PR-2 (giants lowest level stock wheels, which I have now) to the SLR1 (I think used for the TCR model) really any upgrade?

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/sl...isc-road-black
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Old 01-03-17, 09:16 PM
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Thanks for all the responses everybody. Alot to look into. I was wondering if anybody has a TCR that uses the SLR 1 disc wheels from giant. They are full carbon and in my price range and seem to be a good weight for the price. I would love to work with the LBS who sold me the bike. But since Giant really isnt known for their wheels Im wondering if it would really be any uprgade to go from the PR2 to the SLR1 wheels. Any feedback would be welcome.

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