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Best Buy In The Cycling World?

Old 09-23-10, 08:55 AM
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Best Buy In The Cycling World?

I just got my third set of Performance Titan Forte wheels for under $150 shipped to my store. They really are an incredible buy. Spin well, have been very durable, rarely need truing, bladed spokes, 27mm semi-aero dish, all at an incredible price.

https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...9_20000_400038

Not a shill, just wanting to share for those needing a nice set of training wheels for very little coin. With the current coupon ($25 off), even with tax and shipping, I'm under $145. They do not include rim tape.

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It's a decent deal for a decent product, but I don't think I would classify it is a "Best buy in the cycling world."
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Question from a newbie. Can I just buy this rear wheel and use it on my bmc roadracer for the trainer? Do I need any other components to make it work?
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No problem if it's shimano and you want to swap your cassette.
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they're an OK deal, for a few bucks more you can get fulcrum racing 7's, which are nicer wheels, and come with skewers, and are campy compatible if that matters.
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Originally Posted by ColorChange
No problem if it's shimano and you want to swap your cassette.
and skewers
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From the title I was expecting this to be about the electronics retailer selling Garmin Edges or something. Those are decent wheels though for the price.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist
and skewers
Go to a shop and get a generic old school skewer to put the wheel on the trainer. Don't scratch up the good one.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist
they're an OK deal, for a few bucks more you can get fulcrum racing 7's, which are nicer wheels, and come with skewers, and are campy compatible if that matters.
Fulcrum racing 7's are 200g heavier and also have a shallower rim profile. The Titans also have bladed spokes, and fewer of them, so you'd have to expect an aero advantage.

On the other hand, the Titans have bladed spokes, and fewer of them...
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yea but what's the difference between those and the Apollo's? Apollos seem to be deeper and weigh even less, but they're silver with no bladed spokes. am I missing something? (They were once on sale too, so the prices used to be comparable.)
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Go to a shop and get a generic old school skewer to put the wheel on the trainer. Don't scratch up the good one.
I have sram rival on mine. Do I need a new cassetted then?
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Originally Posted by uncrx2003
I have sram rival on mine. Do I need a new cassetted then?
It should work fine, but I like having a cassette on every rear wheel I have so I don't need to remove and install cassettes as often.
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Originally Posted by ColorChange
I just got my third set of Performance Titan Forte wheels for under $150 shipped to my store. They really are an incredible buy. Spin well, have been very durable, rarely need truing, bladed spokes, 27mm semi-aero dish, all at an incredible price.

https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...9_20000_400038

Not a shill, just wanting to share for those needing a nice set of training wheels for very little coin. With the current coupon ($25 off), even with tax and shipping, I'm under $145. They do not include rim tape.

For what you paid for "3 sets,", you could have much better wheels.
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I agree that the bang/buck is good for these.

But maybe an even better buy is Conti 4000s from PBK when on sale with coupons and good exchange rate, can sometimes be had for $30ish.

And they go well on the forte's.
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While on the subject of a new cassette, I currently have a compact crank with a 11-25 cassette in the back. Thinking about getting the wheel in this thread for the trainer. If I'm going to get a new cassette, do you think it's worth it to get the same one (11-25) or get the 12-27? Thinking of puting the 11-25 on the trainer wheel and use the 12-27 on the bike. Suggestion is appreciated.
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Originally Posted by uncrx2003
Thinking of puting the 11-25 on the trainer wheel and use the 12-27 on the bike. Suggestion is appreciated.
Sounds like a good idea.
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