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Help me choose Ultegra wheelset

Old 01-24-10, 07:49 PM
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Help me choose Ultegra wheelset

I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on an Ultegra wheelset at Ribble. Their prices seem to be the lowest online that I can find. I just bought an Ultegra SL groupset and need a wheelset as well. I'm looking at the regular Ultegra 6600 clincher wheelet, the Ultegra SL clincher set, and the Ultegra 6700 set. The 6600 is around 250 and the 6700 and SL are around $300 plus shipping. I'm leaning towards the SL set for vanity's sake to match the SL groupset. That said, would I be paying 50 bucks more just for the SL label? Is there any appreciable difference between the 6600 ad the SL (asides from the fact that the SL can only be used the 10 speed clusters). Is the 6700 a marked improvement over the 6600 or SL? I'm about 180lbs if that matters. Not using these for racing, just an all around Sunday ride kind of wheeel.
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Don't do it. You can get wheels handbuilt stronger and lighter from Psimet for not much more.
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I had thought of that and got a quote from him. They're a couple hundred more than the wheels from Ribble with comparative weights.
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I bought a pair of 6700's for winter wheels. So far, so good. They are good value for the money but as uk suggested, custom are better if you can afford them.
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I bought the Ultegra with the Aluminum/Carbon rims....cost about $550 at PBK....very nice and you can use 8, 9, or 10 speed cassettes
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I have a set of 6600 that I have been using as a beater wheelset. I have been very happy with them. They look great and roll even better. No complaints. Nice wheelset for the money
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I had thought of that and got a quote from him. They're a couple hundred more than the wheels from Ribble with comparative weights.
What did he quote you on? I personally wouldn't be too excited about riding 16/20 spoke wheels at anything more than 150 lbs. but I'm a bit conservative with wheels.
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the 6700 hubs don't look any different compared to 6600 per shimano specs...

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Too expensive for nothing special. Like others have said, handbuilt wheels can be built up to be as durable and lighter for a similar price.
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