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Reynolds Alta wheelsets

Old 07-31-06, 03:42 PM
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Reynolds Alta wheelsets

Any opinions on these wheels? Particularly the Alta Race. There are some deals on them right now. They are definitely lightweight with the Alta Race's stated weight at a hair over 1500 grams but are they durable? I know Reynolds tubulars have a good reputation but not much info out there on their clincher wheels.
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I purchased a pair from Gottaridebikes.com using their 15% off code and I'm pretty happy with them. They're stiff enough for me (180#) and have not had to true them yet (about 250 miles on them now). The bearings run smooth and the silver finish is definately very nice. I did have to relube the freehub within a 150 miles, I guess they just use some oil in the freehub when they're assembled. It's an easy enough process only requiring two 5mm allens and some good quality grease.
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