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Old 07-10-23, 03:20 PM
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Forced wheels upgrade

Hello,

Unfortunately due to a minor accident, I am forced to replace the wheel set on my bicycle. I am currently riding Fuji Sportif 1.3 with disc brakes, which was not really upgraded. As the OM wheels can only go to trash I would like to get something that will make my time in the saddle better. I usually go on rides ~4 times per week for 2 hours on average.

I have very limited knowledge of wheels, and what makes one better than the other so I would love to hear advice from more experienced cyclists. Here are some wheels that I found available in my region, that fit my budget (i am not sure if i want tubeless, never used them). Please let me know if they are any good, what is better, or maybe you have some other recommendations (cannot post links yet).
  • campagnolo zonda c17 350e
  • campagnolo scirocco c17 280e
  • DT Swiss E1800 32 300e
  • DT Swiss P1800 23 269
If I am not clear with anything, please let me know I will try to be more specific.

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What is your budget?

From what I see online for the Fuji Sportif 1.3, it has a Shimano drivetrain. Because of that, you will want to stay with a Shimano-compatible freehub. This would eliminate your Campagnolo options, which use a different freehub spline pattern, and are not compatible with the Shimano cassette on your current wheels.
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350 euros, give or take
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IMO, Zonda's cannot be beat for the price. I have 2 sets that have quite a few miles on them, never needed truing or serviced. It appears your are in Europe, you can get them at a decent price from numerous sources. I bought both of mine from Pro Bike Kit, but it looks like they do not have them now. I think they are just unloading whatever stock they can, and will wind up shutting down operations. Try Wiggle and Merlin Cycles. Just make sure you get the Shimano compatible free hub, may be a bit more dollars.
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Originally Posted by hubbla
... Here are some wheels that I found available in my region, that fit my budget (i am not sure if i want tubeless, never used them). Please let me know if they are any good, what is better, or maybe you have some other recommendations (cannot post links yet).
  • campagnolo zonda c17 350e
  • campagnolo scirocco c17 280e
  • DT Swiss E1800 32 300e
  • DT Swiss P1800 23 269
None of the above, because they are too narrow. The Campagnolo wheels have an internal width of 17 mm, and the DT Swiss wheels have an internal width of 18 mm.

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350 euros, give or take
Buy a wider (19 mm) wheelset for improved comfort, handling, and rolling resistance, e.g.:

Mavic Ksyrium S Center Lock Disc Wheelset - bike-components
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Originally Posted by Eric F
What is your budget?

From what I see online for the Fuji Sportif 1.3, it has a Shimano drivetrain. Because of that, you will want to stay with a Shimano-compatible freehub. This would eliminate your Campagnolo options, which use a different freehub spline pattern, and are not compatible with the Shimano cassette on your current wheels.
This is untrue. Campagnolo wheels are available with Shimano compatible free hubs.
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Originally Posted by alcjphil
This is untrue. Campagnolo wheels are available with Shimano compatible free hubs.
Really? Ive never seen that. Thanks for the clarification.
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Don't sweat the internal width if you find a quality wheelset in your price range. Yes, all thing equal, get a wider one, but it's a very minor difference.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
Mavic Ksyrium S Center Lock Disc Wheelset - bike-components
I see these use tubeless tires and appreciate clinched tires' low maintenance.
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Originally Posted by hubbla
I see these use tubeless tires and appreciate clinched tires' low maintenance.
These are tubeless compatible wheels on which can mount both regular clincher tires (with tubes) and tubeless tires. Click on the link in my post above and you can see the following:

Specifications:
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Tyre Type: clincher tyre
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Technical Information - Rim:
Rim Flange: with hook

Another advantage of Mavic wheels with Fore drilling is that there are no holes in the rim bed and thus no need for rim tape.
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