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Old 06-20-11, 07:39 PM
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Wheel Recomendation

I'm looking to upgrade my wheels. I currently have the Fulcrum 7's that came on my bike. I'm looking for an all around clincher. Looking to spend less than $1,000. I weigh 170lbs and will be doing training, group rides, centuries and triathlons. I've been impressed with what I have read about the Williams system 30's and the SRAM S30's. What are your thoughts?
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Old 06-20-11, 07:53 PM
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Psimet wheels made to order . Also will build to your needs.
Down side 3 to 8 week wait .
He can't be beat .
 
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Recently switched from Bontrager RXL clinchers to Shimano Dura Ace 7900 C24 clinchers...very happy with them.
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Old 06-20-11, 08:57 PM
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If you're doing Tri's, look into something deep with a alu brake track like Soul CA5.0, Spinergy Stealth, Cosmic Carbones. All easily had for $600-1000.
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Old 06-20-11, 09:37 PM
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Psimet. Nothing like handbuilt wheels to your specs.
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Old 06-20-11, 09:54 PM
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Save some money and pick up the System 30's. Excellent for all-around training & race wheels.
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Old 06-20-11, 10:05 PM
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Boyd Cycling makes some nice afffordable rims too.
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Old 06-20-11, 10:09 PM
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If you're thinking about Williams, also check out the ROL Race SL. Very similar wheel, but much stronger spokes!
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Old 06-20-11, 10:24 PM
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Pretty much the standard places recommended by BF is Soul, Psimet, Williams, and Boyd. Search all four of them and you'll find praise for all. Pretty much won't go wrong with any of them.
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Old 06-25-11, 01:38 PM
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Does anyone have experience with the SRAM S30 Sprints
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You could spend a $1000 or $350 and get close to the same weights! Nashbar has a sale going on for Vuelta wheel sets that will rival more expensive wheels in the weight department; see: https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/SubCate..._202328_202328 The Corsa Super Lite is the lightest wheelset in the Vuelta line up and it's gotten 5 stars in reviews, it weighs a total 1499 grams for both wheels and right now cost only $320 minus a 10% coupon code you can find on the internet.
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Old 06-25-11, 06:30 PM
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Either cheap carbon (Boyd, Williams, Stradalli, Neuvations, November, Soul, used Zipps, etc...)
if you do more tris & racing than anything else or great aluminum clinchers.

I chose these after all my research for how I ride:
https://www.mavic.com/en/product/whee.../Ksyrium-Elite
(I got mine for $600. out the door/with my cassette/tubes/tires transferred)

A testament thread to their strength:
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...r-a-Clydesdale





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Originally Posted by jgreeson13 View Post
Does anyone have experience with the SRAM S30 Sprints
There are so many better options in that price range.
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Personally I wouldn't spend more than about $500 on aluminum clinchers and really around $330 for BWW Blacksets or Psimet Kinlin/Novatecs will do as well as just about anything else in that catagory.

If your fulcrums are still rolling well then you already have your training wheels. So why not get one of the $1000 carbon sets from Boyd or Williams or see what Psimet would build you for that.
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By the way Williams system 30's are on sale too on his website, plus you get some odds and ends with the purchase.
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Old 06-25-11, 09:47 PM
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I love my Dura Ace c24 wheelset. 1380 grams and they ride sooo nice!

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=61004
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
Personally I wouldn't spend more than about $500 on aluminum clinchers and really around $330 for BWW Blacksets or Psimet Kinlin/Novatecs will do as well as just about anything else in that catagory.

If your fulcrums are still rolling well then you already have your training wheels. So why not get one of the $1000 carbon sets from Boyd or Williams or see what Psimet would build you for that.
True.
$500. is a good price for a set of relatively lightweight aluminum clinchers
($600. was as high as I would go for the best set). 1600g range.
$1,000. for OTBB's (other than big brand) carbon wheels. 1500g range.
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
I love my Dura Ace c24 wheelset. 1380 grams and they ride sooo nice!

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=61004
7800 hubsets should be put on display they're so beautifully crafted.



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Old 06-25-11, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dickg99 View Post
Recently switched from Bontrager RXL clinchers to Shimano Dura Ace 7900 C24 clinchers...very happy with them.
Do your RXLs click loudly when you coast?
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Old 06-26-11, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
By the way Williams system 30's are on sale too on his website, plus you get some odds and ends with the purchase.
where do you see the System 30s are on sale? I though the standard price is $479.
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Old 06-26-11, 01:06 PM
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Stans Alpha Comp. You can find 'em for about $500 if you look around, very light for the price, and ready for tubeless!
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Old 06-28-11, 04:29 PM
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thanks for the help

Thanks for your advice! I ended up going with the Boyd Vitesse Wheelset. Should have them in about two weeks I'll try and let you all know how they are.
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
I love my Dura Ace c24 wheelset. 1380 grams and they ride sooo nice!

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=61004
Know what you men - I got a set of the WH-7850-C24-CL wheels about a month/300 miles ago. They are awesome wheels. I'm no featherweight, at 205 lbs., and they have held up perfectly, even though the spoke count is only 16/20. Love 'em. Should have purchased two sets instead of just one set.
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HED C2 rims
White Industries H2/H3 hubs
DT Swiss double butted spokes
Brass nipples
$650 handbuilt
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Ditto on the WH-7850-C24-Cl for me. I've got close to 2k miles on mine and, despite riding on some gnarly roads on and off, they are as true as the day I purchased them. They have been bomb-proof. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these, and they can be had new in the $800 range if you are willing to order them from Asian suppliers.
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