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Old 08-13-08, 08:09 PM
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Wanting new wheels

I am thinking that the wheels that came with my 08 Felt 75 are sub par to put it nicely. Bike came with Shimano WH R500 front and rear. They feel flexy and heavy. I have had rub problems on my fork even after checking spoke tension. What do you recommend? I am 170# and have to keep a set under or at least close to $500. Live in San Diego if that helps at all.

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Old 08-13-08, 08:11 PM
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wheels will be my next upgrade....and I think I'll be going with the Soul 3.0
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Old 08-13-08, 08:18 PM
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FYI- I generally ride this bike anywhere from 40-120 mile faster rides. Nothing to exotic, not that I can afford it anyway...
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Old 08-13-08, 08:30 PM
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Check out Williams Cycling or Neuvation. Also take a look for DT Swiss 1450 Mon Chas. They are very nice and worth the extra $. I have the Williams Sys 19 and 30. Both are very solid and spin up better than my Ritchey Protocol WCS wheels. I know others that are happy with the Neuvations and DT Swiss 1450.
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I scored some barely-used Fulcrum Racing 5 Evolution wheels as an upgrade from the Shimano WH-R550s that came on my bike. I never had fork rub problems with the 550s, but the Fulcrums don't "ping-ping-ping-ping" at all like the 550s did.
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Old 08-13-08, 09:00 PM
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I have an 07 Felt F75 and I'm looking at the Easton EA90 SLX as an upgrade. I weight 170lbs as well. You can find them new on ebay for about $460 and they seem pretty good at under 1500grams.
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Also take a look for DT Swiss 1450 Mon Chas. They are very nice and worth the extra $.
i have these, great wheels.
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