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Old 04-22-08, 07:18 PM
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So lets say i want to upgrade wheels on my Allez. What would be the lightest, strongest, for the least amount of $$$$? Easton? (havent really heard much about their wheels..) or just go with some shimano's?? Let it also be known i am around 200lbs.

Also should i stay tubular or go clincher?

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i'm in the same position, so let this act as a bump, only mine's 07. i hear good things about mavic ksryiums, maybe give that a looking into?
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Originally Posted by J.W. View Post
So lets say i want to upgrade wheels on my Allez. What would be the lightest, strongest, for the least amount of $$$$? Easton? (havent really heard much about their wheels..) or just go with some shimano's?? Let it also be known i am around 200lbs.

Also should i stay tubular or go clincher?

Please help...
Ya gotta pick two.
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Old 04-22-08, 08:47 PM
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i'd go with mavic kysrium elite or better. they're not really light but they're not heavy either. the great part is they're pretty well indestructible and never go out of true!
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Old 04-22-08, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
Ya gotta pick two.
Ok, Lighter and least exspensive (i know they will cost me, but i dont want to spend an outrageous amount)..
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Mavic OPs from Colorado Cyclist or Performace.
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S3's.
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S3's.
do you run them? Looks awful lot similar to the xero Xr1s?

I need a new pair as well.. Although my budget is a tad limited but the SoulS4s or 3s or XR1s would fit it.
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I don't run them, I ended up getting a set of used neuvation R28Sl2's from a BF member.

I talked to the owner of soul via IM for a good few hours and would have bought those wheels had I not been trying to get a budget build going.

The thing with wheels like those are that the nipples are at the rim, so you can easily true them yourself and if you get a few replacement spokes with the purchase of the wheelset, then you should be golden if anything goes wrong. If you have a legit warranty issue, Soul will take care of it. You should have a backup set of wheels though since there will be a turn around time involved if you have to send it back.

From what soul's owner has revealed, the build quality is good. Waterrockets, our resident wheel builder, was pretty impressed with them. They've had decent reviews too. Terrymorse uses the 2.0's and really likes them so far.

His deeper wheels look sick too.

Soul, neuvation, and williams seem to be a great bang for the buck. Williams are more expensive but use ceramic bearings.
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i ordered a set of mavic cxp-33/ultegra hubs from colorado cyclist about 2 weeks ago. still waiting... front hub is on backorder. im expecting them to be nearly indestructible and to climb hills by themselves. (just kidding about the hills, but i am expecting them to be a rock steady wheelset, and to last for many years to come). im guestimating, but the wheels should be sub 1800grams for the set.
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i ordered a set of mavic cxp-33/ultegra hubs from colorado cyclist about 2 weeks ago. still waiting... front hub is on backorder. im expecting them to be nearly indestructible and to climb hills by themselves. (just kidding about the hills, but i am expecting them to be a rock steady wheelset, and to last for many years to come). im guestimating, but the wheels should be sub 1800grams for the set.
I agree that the wheels will probably last for a while, but you know 1800 grams isn't all that light for a wheelset right?

Botto still rides on a god knows how old set of Ultegra/open pros. The cxp's should be similar in durability
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Ok, Lighter and least exspensive (i know they will cost me, but i dont want to spend an outrageous amount)..
You chose ...unwisely. - insert Indiana Jones clip here.

OP/Ultegras. Not the lightest set out there, but worth it.

I have a set that I had built up in 1991 that I probably put about 1500 miles on even last year. They have tens of thousands of miles on them and are still ticking away with no issues (1 broken spoke about 4-5 years back).
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Originally Posted by otismedina View Post
Mavic OPs from Colorado Cyclist or Performace.

I think i will go with those.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
I don't run them, I ended up getting a set of used neuvation R28Sl2's from a BF member.

I talked to the owner of soul via IM for a good few hours and would have bought those wheels had I not been trying to get a budget build going.

The thing with wheels like those are that the nipples are at the rim, so you can easily true them yourself and if you get a few replacement spokes with the purchase of the wheelset, then you should be golden if anything goes wrong. If you have a legit warranty issue, Soul will take care of it. You should have a backup set of wheels though since there will be a turn around time involved if you have to send it back.

From what soul's owner has revealed, the build quality is good. Waterrockets, our resident wheel builder, was pretty impressed with them. They've had decent reviews too. Terrymorse uses the 2.0's and really likes them so far.

His deeper wheels look sick too.

Soul, neuvation, and williams seem to be a great bang for the buck. Williams are more expensive but use ceramic bearings.
I have a set of these that I will unload for $300. They are new in the box. I got a different bike with Zipps before I opened these. PM if you are interested.
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