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Best online site to get good wheelset deals?

Old 07-01-08, 08:02 PM
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Best online site to get good wheelset deals?

Best online site to get good wheelset deals?

I have been scouring around, just thought I would ask as well...
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Old 07-01-08, 08:04 PM
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what kind of wheelset.
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looking for a "clyde" wheelset. i have found some good prices on the mavic open pros...but just wanted to shop around...

but open to others...(staying cheap though, under 400)
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To be honest, and this is from someone who puts in more miles a year than some auto leases allow on cars, for a Clyde looking for an everyday wheels set I'd look for a high spoke count custom build - like ultegra/open pro or chorus/open pro. Open Pro rims are a solid rim - but there are more solid rims. CXP33's from Mavic. Velocity Deep V's are REALLY strong - boat heavy, but aero, and strong. Same for DT Swiss 1.2's. I've also heard good things about the various incarnations of the 30mm Niobium/Aluminum rims. I'd build a no-nonsense wheelset first. Any of these rim choices in at least a 32 spoke count would be a good start.
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I think Open Pros are a bit wimpy for Clydes. I am amazed at how tough CXP33s are.
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/display/25380/
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To be honest, and this is from someone who puts in more miles a year than some auto leases allow on cars, for a Clyde looking for an everyday wheels set I'd look for a high spoke count custom build - like ultegra/open pro or chorus/open pro. Open Pro rims are a solid rim - but there are more solid rims. CXP33's from Mavic. Velocity Deep V's are REALLY strong - boat heavy, but aero, and strong. Same for DT Swiss 1.2's. I've also heard good things about the various incarnations of the 30mm Niobium/Aluminum rims. I'd build a no-nonsense wheelset first. Any of these rim choices in at least a 32 spoke count would be a good start.
You want strong wheels and deep aero rims are the way to get speed and strength. They might be heavy but aero trumps weight all the time. Any of these three are good. I personally would go with Velocity only because they are more aero.
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Not sure if you want to step up in price but Neuvation is blowing out wheelsets right now, at least some of them. I never bought one, never rode one, but I've seen them. That's the only thing I know about them.

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Originally Posted by late View Post
I think Open Pros are a bit wimpy for Clydes. I am amazed at how tough CXP33s are.
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/display/25380/
I agree, but I've heard bad things about colorado cyclist recently. I might recommend Excel Sports instead.
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Call velocity, they don't advertise it much but they will build whatever you want and the prices are OK
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any feedback on this site?

they have some great deals on about 3 wheelsets i am looking at!

http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...iewCat&catId=1
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Compare them to bicyclewheels.com, I've seen several wheels from them and all were good builds.
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do all of these "build by hand"?

i see that colorado cyclist makes sure you know that they build by hand....

how important is that?
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Velocity and bicyclewheels.com are handbuilt.
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i see velocity is in the uk.

are they still economical to order from?
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random question:

why do the black rims and spokes usually cost a little more than the silver?
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Originally Posted by 404 View Post
random question:

why do the black rims and spokes usually cost a little more than the silver?
The same reason why brown and white saddles cost more than black saddles.
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I just ordered a Velocity Deep V rear wheel with a 36H drilling and a 105 hub from prowheelbuilder.com for 190 delivered. It might not be the best deal, but since I'm a Clyde (235lbs) I wanted a very strong wheel and nobody was selling them pre-built.
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talked with colorado cyclist today. they have great prices, and said everything is in stock. i will most likely be ordering from them in the next few days.

going with the mavic cxp 33's
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I bought an XT wheelset from Bicyclewheelwarehouse.com. My room mate also bought an LX wheelset from them. Their shipping was extremely fast, and cheap. Their service is excellent. I actually got a call maybe 20 minutes after I placed my order confirming I wanted the non-disc wheelset.

I was thinking of getting their Dura-ace/Open Pro wheelset, but probably going with a Williams 19 in the near future to replace my Aksiums.
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Originally Posted by 404 View Post
random question:

why do the black rims and spokes usually cost a little more than the silver?
there is an extra step in manufacturing to make them black (anodizing). edit: actually spokes are usually steel which you can't anodize. Not sure what they do to make them black but it is an added step therefore a bit more to make.
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said everything is in stock
Careful that is what they tell everyone, After they charge you the service is Crap

Also have a look at this thread
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...clist+colorado


Also the wheelset I ordered were supposed to have brass nipples, The wheelset was built with Aluminum nipples

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For a decent price and strong....

http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=RW

http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=RW

http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=RW

I think this fella also builds them custom on demand in 36h as well.
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Would it be too much to ask how much you actually weigh? Clydesdale is not specific enough to give a recommendation. I recommended a wheel with a max capacity of 225 lbs only to find out that the guy actually weighed 260 lbs which made all the recommendations in the thread wrong.
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currently weight 240. should have that down to 220 by the fall hopefully.
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