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Heavy Wheels?

Old 03-10-06, 02:24 PM
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Heavy Wheels?

Would you say 2006g is heavy for a set of wheels?
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Depends on what you are doing with them.
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For what? For racing, that's very heavy. For touring, I would say that's about right. For recreation/commuting, I wouldn't care -- I'd use them until they fell apart, and then get a better pair.
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Originally Posted by SJK
Would you say 2006g is heavy for a set of wheels?
what are they?

it sounds heavy but it's not too bad -- that's about what my wheels weigh, and they were considered reasonable wheels a few years ago

my rear 28 hole Mavic CXP30 with an Ultegra 9sp hub is 1138g, and my lightest front wheel is
a 32 hole Mavic Open Pro witha Dura-Ace hub and 'straight' DT spokes, and it weighs about 900g!

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Open Pro's with Ultegra hubs and straight gauge spokes. I use them for recreational riding. I was just wondering if most of you consider these to be heavy or medium for a wheel set. It really doesn’t matter as I just ride for enjoyment.
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Originally Posted by SJK
Open Pro's with Ultegra hubs and straight gauge spokes. I use them for recreational riding. I was just wondering if most of you consider these to be heavy or medium for a wheel set. It really doesn’t matter as I just ride for enjoyment.
Yeah, I would say 'medium'. That's not heavy in my book.
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They're heavy compared to a lot of other models/brands, but then again they're much cheaper and are extremely durable. Can't complain about that.
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My Campy Ventos weigh in at 2000g, and they are OK. Not the lightest around but they get me moving. They were the only heavier item on an otherwise light bike that came in at 17lbs with pedals. I could've lost over a pound with 1500g wheels, but I didn't do it. I have since crashed the bike but I still have the Ventos, I was using a slightly lighter wheel at the time.
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hmmm why do u care about the grams?? u arent racing.. to ride in the street u need something reliable and what u have its reliable... I have a pair of ventos too and they are ok... 1900/2100 grams in a pair of wheels is NORMAL... besides... u have clinchers there... clinchers arent as fast as a set of tubulars anyways... U R OK!!!!!!!!!

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