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Lets talk wheelsets

Old 06-01-09, 06:17 PM
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Lets talk wheelsets

What is everyone using?
Still on the stock Shimano R-500s.....Obama forgot to send me that stimulus check for a new wheelset and sent it to GM instead......
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Old 06-01-09, 06:20 PM
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High Profile aerodynamic carbon tubulars. Lots of different brands to choose from. Zipp, Hed, Campy Bora, etc.
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Old 06-01-09, 06:23 PM
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It was more of a personal question not which ones are out on the market.
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Easton EA70's, Mavic Ksyrium ES Anniversaire, and some Cheap Bontrager Selects for rain and trainer. Next wheels will most likely be used Easton EC90 Aero tubulars or used Reynolds DV66T or C's.
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Edge 1.68c with Pink Tune hubs!
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what is your budget??
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HED Ardennes C2, Mavic Ksyrium SSC-SL, Neuvation M and R 28 aero 3, Easton EA90 SLX and a few custom sets: Paul SS high flange laced to Mavic Open Pros with DT 14 g, Phil Classics laced to Velocity Aerohead with DT 15 g, and White Industries Eno SS laced to Velocity Dyads with DT 14 g. I'm probably most impressed with the HED Ardennes. The Neuvations rock. All the others ride great too although the Eastons flex a bit much when out of saddle hammering (I'm probably too fat, at 164 pounds for them).
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Dood. You didn't get your stimulus check? Ya missed out. Got me:

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Neuvation SL5s with Powertap Pro+ rear hub.

My backup wheels are Kore Gradients.

Currently in the market for some deep dish carbon clinchers.
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I was on a major budget, strictly at $300 since my old wheelset was bombed. I went with the Neuvation R28 Aero4s. They're not necessarily 'aero,' but they're ~450 grams lighter than my previous set, and do well for my current level of the sport. I feel they're worth the price.

I got the 2009 Neuvations, which feature a black sticker instead of the striking silver. IMO it looks better than the previous years models. They're still not much to look at

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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
It was more of a personal question not which ones are out on the market.
Sorry, misread the question.

I have a bunch of wheels:

Mavic Aksium
Mavic Ksyrium SL SSC
Bontrager Select
Powertap/Mavic Open Pro
Torelli Bormio
Flit Zephyr
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I probably didnt get mine b/c I voted for the other guy
Oh well, ordering a set of SOUL S4.0s soon for group rides and then to start saving for race wheels......Anyone wanna sell me a wheelset for cheap? haha
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Really impressed with my HED Jet 6 C2s. I bought them for the stiffness and aero advantage but have been surprised by the handling of the wider rim. I feel like I can really lay into the corners, which after all, is one of the best things about cycling if you ask me.
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Ksyrium Equipe (pit wheels- or Webster-Roubaix wheels depending on the time of year)
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
I probably didnt get mine b/c I voted for the other guy
Oh well, ordering a set of SOUL S4.0s soon for group rides and then to start saving for race wheels......Anyone wanna sell me a wheelset for cheap? haha
Enjoy them. They're great wheels.
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Old 06-01-09, 07:25 PM
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I built a Rear '07 Campy Record w/ old Araya "aero" rim from 80s. And my 25 year old build of a front Campy NR w/ Fiamme Ergal rim - still going strong. Pretty light & fast for the money. Got them loose bearings dialed in nice
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I broke down and built my own. Ambrosio Excelllight SSC rims laced to Campy Record hubs with DT Revolution DB spokes. Check the pictures at the bottom of the page.
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Mavic Ksyrium ESs, Mavic Equipes, and Zipp 404s. A couple pairs of Shimano R500s lying around, but I don't use them. Anyone want em?
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Been riding Reynolds Assualts for the last 5 months and love them. There are several other guys in my club that run them also and have nothing but great things to say too.
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I'm still on the crappy alex rims that came with my bike. Saving up for a set of Ksyrium Elites, ea70 or Fulcurm Racing 3's, still haven't decided yet...

Originally Posted by landshark
Mavic Ksyrium ESs, Mavic Equipes, and Zipp 404s. A couple pairs of Shimano R500s lying around, but I don't use them. Anyone want em?
How much?
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Originally Posted by mike868y
I'm still on the crappy alex rims that came with my bike. Saving up for a set of Ksyrium Elites, ea70 or Fulcurm Racing 3's, still haven't decided yet...



How much?
Not really an upgrade.

edit: Not really an upgrade to go to the Shimanos
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Williams System 19 on my Orbea and Fulcrum Racing 7 on the BMC (came with the bike).
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Titans on a SuperSix. They're not light but they are bomber. I have the itch to upgrade but I would feel weird thrashing nice wheels. These are relatively aero for their type, smooth and stiff. And if I crash them I won't feel bad. Plenty of climbing on them and no complaints.
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R500s....came on the bike.
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For training: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe / Easton EA90 SL
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