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Help! Need Sub $200 Wheel By Jan 1, 2010

Old 12-27-09, 01:25 AM
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Help! Need Sub $200 Wheel By Jan 1, 2010

I need to find a cheap $200 semi light/heavy wheel before my first race on Jan 1.

It needs to be Shimano 9 Speed Compatible and should not be heavier than 1900 grams.

I'm looking for a pretty stiff wheel (for it's price)

I'm currently eyeing Forte Titans for 139.99

Please Any opinions on the Forte, or any other suggestions please help! Thanks!


My Bike will weigh 17-18lbs if i upgrade my wheels because my current wheels are 6+ lbs. (Bontrager SSR's)
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Wheel...or wheels? You say wheel but don't mention which one and then you say 1900g - which implies a wheelset.
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or shimano r500
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Forte's are good to go.

And if you kill one, Performance will replace it.

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https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

put about 1000 miles on these so far so good
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You can definitely get one wheel from these guys for under $200 AND a Wheelset will be under 1900 grams. So those two targets can be met. Whether they can ship it to you by January 1st is problematic.

https://www.neuvationcycling.com/wheels.html
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www.poisonbikes.de <- Not sure which country you're in though.

I ordered my wheels (Mavic CXP22's with Tiagra hubs) last week. Delivery time is about 5 weeks, can't wait for them to arrive.
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Originally Posted by DinoShepherd
Forte's are good to go.

And if you kill one, Performance will replace it.

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+1. I've got several thousand on Titans and no issues. Should weight about 1750/pair.
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Since I'll be at the same event on Jan1, I'd be happy to loan you a wheel if you still need it - nothing fancy, but Open Pro's w/generic Specialized hubs, 28spokes (my winter wheels).

Edit: Arse, you need 9sp. Sorry can't help
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Originally Posted by 7bmwm3gtr
I need to find a cheap $200 semi light/heavy wheel before my first race on Jan 1.

It needs to be Shimano 9 Speed Compatible and should not be heavier than 1900 grams.

I'm looking for a pretty stiff wheel (for it's price)

I'm currently eyeing Forte Titans for 139.99

Please Any opinions on the Forte, or any other suggestions please help! Thanks!


My Bike will weigh 17-18lbs if i upgrade my wheels because my current wheels are 6+ lbs. (Bontrager SSR's)
Are you located in the bay area??

If so, I'm selling my used shimano r500 wheels, which retail for $200, and weighs 1880-1980g(different weights listed from different sellers..)
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1525882972.html
But, I'm leaving on a trip today and wont be back till the 31st last afternoon, but you could still pick them up the night of the 31st if you want my wheels, just reply to the CL ad with your phone number.
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I got 1790g Mavic Ksyrium Elites FS. Includes Continental Grand Prix 4000s. PM me if wanting...
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I used the Forte Titans from performance. They're great for the price.
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Originally Posted by RFC
+1. I've got several thousand on Titans and no issues. Should weight about 1750/pair.
Mine are also holding up better than I had expected. I actually weighed mine, although after I put cloth rim tape on (about 30g), and it came in at 1790.
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neuvation m28. $240
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i believe the neuvations are the same as titans...?

anyway, I, too, am looking for a lighter but cheaper wheelset, also for shimano...I have the forte's in my cart on performance, but i'm going to chat with the LBS first...I want to get carbon seatpost/forks first.
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Aren't the Forte Titans supposedly rebranded Neuvations? Or at least, many believe they came from the same factory with similar parts? In that case the Forte's are a steal when Performance has the 20% coupon.
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^^^^

i do recall reading that some where.
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Edit: Arse, you need 9sp. Sorry can't help
8/9/10 speed Shimano/SRAM all use the same freehub with the only exception being the taller-spline, 10 speed-only Shimano freehubs that were used on some Shimano and Ritchey wheelsets for a short period. Since your hubs are Specialized, there should not be any compatibility issue unless you are using a 7 speed cassette.
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On sale at Performance this week for $179
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Mavic's are out of stock in black
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Originally Posted by 7bmwm3gtr
I need to find a cheap $200 semi light/heavy wheel before my first race on Jan 1.

It needs to be Shimano 9 Speed Compatible and should not be heavier than 1900 grams.

I'm looking for a pretty stiff wheel (for it's price)

I'm currently eyeing Forte Titans for 139.99

Please Any opinions on the Forte, or any other suggestions please help! Thanks!


My Bike will weigh 17-18lbs if i upgrade my wheels because my current wheels are 6+ lbs. (Bontrager SSR's)

What's your weight and where are you located (I assume the Bay Area)? I have some Rol Volant's that I plan to sell. ~2000 miles and a brand new freehub body. I'm looking to get $150. PM if you're interested.
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Call Neuvation.
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