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New wheels to replace what came with my bike

Old 07-15-10, 11:52 AM
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New wheels to replace what came with my bike

Hi all,

I'm riding a Felt F75 with Shimano R500 wheels, and I'm thinking it's time to upgrade to something lighter. Looks like a new bike is out of the question at the moment, so I'd like to improve what I've got, which means wheels for now. As I look into wheels, I realize it's a world away from anything I understand.

Any suggestions for a "step up" from what I've got (at least in the weight department)? What would be a nice jump without breaking the bank? I don't even know what to expect to pay for "good" wheels. I don't race, but I do long rides (100 mi+) every couple of weeks (lots of hills), and I do fast 25 mi rides as often as possible (usually a few times per week) with a few rolling hills.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Old 07-15-10, 12:19 PM
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Wheels come in at all price levels. At the cheaper end, you may not be making a "step up" of any kind, and might actually take a step back in terms of durability and weight. There are plenty of fine wheelsets under $500, and some genuinely great choices for not much more. I personally am a fan of Easton wheels. Mavic is another popular choice, with good wheels starting at reasonable prices.

What kind of budget do you have in mind?
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What kind of budget do you have? If it's less than $200 get some Performance Forte Titans (or Neuvations)

If less than $500 check out Soul, Neuvation, Easton, Williams, etc.
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I am honestly not sure of my budget...i guess the least amount of money that would make the most difference. I definitely wouldn't want anything ove a grand on this bike (and likely less). I probably should have posted more of a 'What's the least amount I could spend on wheels to upgrade my setup?'

thanks for the responses so far!
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For the least amount of money with noticeable improvement...go with Neuvation. IME...YMMV.
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Walk into a shop with $350 cash and get you some Easton Circuits
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Neuvation, $250.00 for the set, loving mine on my Felt F90, I went with M28 AERO 3s.
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I just got some EA90 Aeros, and really like them. If you look around you can usually find them on sale.
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