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Midrange new wheels?

Old 03-23-08, 12:54 PM
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Midrange new wheels?

After riding my bontrager selects on my 2005 Lemond Versaille for 3 years, I was thinking of upgrading to a better wheel set. I was thinking ~$500 and would be suitable for amateur racing.

I'm sure there are hundreds of threads like this but I have no idea where to start in terms of looking for new wheels.

Thanks so much for the help.
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Old 03-23-08, 01:04 PM
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Bontrager Race Lites.
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Old 03-23-08, 01:08 PM
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Soul 3.0s.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Soul 3.0s.
yup, the soul wheels look sweet for the price.

I love my easton circuits, though.

If it were me though, I'd contact a local wheel builder and have these wheels built up: white industries hubs (or ultegra hubs to save money) built onto either of IRD's niobium rims (depending on whether you value weight, strength or aero most). DB spokes with 4 more spokes in the rear than in the front. Aluminum nips everywhere except rear driveside, where they'd be brass. Velocity veloplugs finish the build.

Reliable, light and really good customer service, depending on the builder.

I'd get the Nioubium 30's built 24h front and 28h rear on whites hubs. drooool.....
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Old 03-23-08, 02:37 PM
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Williams System 19,30,30x depending upon your weight and riding. I found some Dave Thomas Speeddreams used on E-Bay or I probably would have went with the 30x.
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If you want to buy from your bike shop and keep the same brands on your bike go with the Race Lites. Big improvement I assure you. If you don't mind getting from the internet and doing the installation your self you can save yourself some good money by going with the Soul and Williams brands.
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Old 03-23-08, 03:16 PM
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Handbuilt from your local wheelbuilder. Dura-Ace hubs with Velocity, Mavic, or DT Swiss rims and double-butted DT Swiss or Sapim spokes. Best things going.
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+1 for WilliamsCycling
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Originally Posted by Irkk
After riding my bontrager selects on my 2005 Lemond Versaille for 3 years, I was thinking of upgrading to a better wheel set. I was thinking ~$500 and would be suitable for amateur racing....
You can buy a set of Bontrager Race X Lites on eBay for $500 or less. I bought two of these wheelsets (one with a Shimano hub and the other with campy) for that. I like 'em a lot.
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Easton Orion II. Light, strong, smooth. Check eBay.
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