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New Wheelset Choices ?

Old 05-20-00, 02:21 PM
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Ok , I got a steal on my new Serrota . The bad news is that I had to take the Sew up's that were on the frame and I want to go to clinchers. The good news is that I still can afford a decent set of new wheels. Any opinions on best bang for the buck out there? Currently I have Mavic Cosmic elites( sew up's) with Ultegra 9's.
I gotta admit I love the looks of a deep dish rim in black so that kinda narrows down the field but I'd appreciate any feedback. I am 170lbs and spend 99% of time putting on road miles. Maybe a tri or two in the future.

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Shimano's new wheels are really well made, durable and with superb design. If you want dark, you may have to go Dura Ace though. I have been using a set of Dura Ace wheels now for a few weeks, with hill sprint work and some vey rough road sections. It is the first time ever, that I don't have to true new wheels after the first few weeks.
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If I were you I'd think again about getting rid of the "sew-ups". For the life of me I can't think of a good reason why anyone would choose wired ons (clinchers in todays terms though I think historically incorrect) over tubulars!
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Greetings all. I have a wheelset question as well. I'm preparing for Ironman USA - I can borrow a set of HED Deeps for the front and rear. I'm concerned that the course is hilly enough that I may be better off to ride my normal wheels, Mavic CX30s. I've ridden 2 Ironman races, posting 5:45 and 5:35 for the 112 to give you an idea of where I race at. Help/advice would be great.
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When buying the biggest thing to look at is service. Will you be able to buy spokes and replacement items if anything fails? AS the place where you are buying this.

There are many great wheels out there but sadly serivce tends to be a bit slow in getting items.

I am a big fan of FIR, ZIPP and a few others. ZIPP maybe preffered over others as thus far the service we have received from them is great.
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Velomax makes a great wheel as well as American Classic. Visit www.spinlitecycling.com for some great prices on custom built wheels where you choose the rim, hub and spokes.
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A lot of people I know ride Crono wheels http://www.cronometro.com/Cronowheels.html

They were designed by a local bike shop and sold to Cane Creek. They are light and strong with lower rotating inertia since the nipples are at the hub. I know some pretty big guys that ride these with no problems.

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Originally Posted by Max and Will
Ok , I got a steal on my new Serrota . The bad news is that I had to take the Sew up's that were on the frame and I want to go to clinchers. The good news is that I still can afford a decent set of new wheels. Any opinions on best bang for the buck out there? Currently I have Mavic Cosmic elites( sew up's) with Ultegra 9's.
I gotta admit I love the looks of a deep dish rim in black so that kinda narrows down the field but I'd appreciate any feedback. I am 170lbs and spend 99% of time putting on road miles. Maybe a tri or two in the future.

Thanks

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How much you want for the Cosmics????

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uh, smoothie104 ,
that particular post was done in may of 2000. Old thread
that was bumped. I'm guessing that 1) the wheels have been sold.
and 2) The user has 1 posting and this is it so I don't think he's gonna PM you

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Originally Posted by gooseman
Greetings all. I have a wheelset question as well. I'm preparing for Ironman USA - I can borrow a set of HED Deeps for the front and rear. I'm concerned that the course is hilly enough that I may be better off to ride my normal wheels, Mavic CX30s. I've ridden 2 Ironman races, posting 5:45 and 5:35 for the 112 to give you an idea of where I race at. Help/advice would be great.
Gooseman: In a strict aero vs weight comparison, you're better off with the HEDs. Bring both wheelsets however. Weather can be very unpredictable & a HED Deep front may be a handful in a heavy wind situation. I had no problems last year on F/R HED Trispokes & it was a very wet day with moderate winds. the hills back into town aren't severe. I found 39/25 more than adequate.
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Originally Posted by lotek
uh, smoothie104 ,
that particular post was done in may of 2000. Old thread
that was bumped. I'm guessing that 1) the wheels have been sold.
and 2) The user has 1 posting and this is it so I don't think he's gonna PM you

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