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Old 02-10-09, 09:55 AM
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Whats your Suggestions?

I知 looking to get some new road wheels. I知 not looking to spend a fortune on them, but I do want something that is going to last. My road bike is really a jumble of random parts so it ranges from Tiagra to Ultegra parts. The bike also has a 9 speed cassette (currently).

I weigh 210 lbs right now. So really I知 looking for suggestions on what would be the best. I壇 like something at a reasonable weight but I壇 say strength and low maintenance would be higher on the list.

I currently use the bike as a commuter bike, but it is my only road bike so it will eventually be used for century rides and possibly even races. Basically a do it all bike.
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The do it all answer seems to Open Pro+Ultegra.
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Originally Posted by chrys9989
The do it all answer seems to Open Pro+Ultegra.
or Kysrium Elites.

FWIW, I'm at 215 and have had no problems with the Elites.
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Here is a little more information

I'm in contact with Mike from Odds and Endos and he is suggesting a Speedcific set with Niobium 30 rims and Perception Hubs, 28 spokes front and rear. He estimates 1605g

Or the same setup but with DT 240S hubs at 1535g (recommended for better sealing in wet weather)

Also the frame is a Raleigh Grand Sport (2007 ?) and the parts are all hand me downs, anyone think its stupid to put a $500 wheel set on this bike? My thoughts are to get a good wheel set and then upgrade the bike later and even if I get a $1500 bike this wheel set will likely be better then the stock one.

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Not stupid. Just keep the old wheelset in case you want to sell the bike(frame).

I have 3 more wheelsets than bicycles.
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Originally Posted by Turt99
, anyone think its stupid to put a $500 wheel set on this bike? My thoughts are to get a good wheel set and then upgrade the bike later and even if I get a $1500 bike this wheel set will likely be better then the stock one.

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You'll always have a use for a good set of wheels. As you mention you can use them later on a new frame. If you do decide to race, you need an extra set for the wheel pit, or wheel car. eVen if you don't race, it's handy to have extra wheels, when you take a wheel to the shop, or when you don't haave time to fix a flat before a ride.

Thus, "upgrading" to a new set of wheels is almost always the best way to spend money, if you're going to upgrade something, because you want to have 2 sets of wheels anyway.
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