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is it possible to get a set of good carbon fiber wheels for under $700?

Old 11-22-12, 10:49 PM
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is it possible to get a set of good carbon fiber wheels for under $700?

can I find carbon fiber wheels that are durable and aero that cost about $700 or less? or are there non-stop wheels that are a good alternative? (for example, I was looking at mavic ksyrium elite wheels)
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IMO if you aren't racing pretty much any wheel will do just fine.

If you are racing or your taste is coming from a racing background then you wouldn't be asking this to start with

A lot of wheels moving around for that price.
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Nashbar has the Reynolds Assault Carbon Clincher on sale for $999

https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...68_-1___202478

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It is possible to get a set of carbon fiber wheels for under $700.
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Give Rob a shout,
https://www.psimet.com/Wheels/carbon-wheels.html
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Not name-brand, but right about $700, including tubular tires. They've held up fine under this clyde. Happy with them so far.
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If your willing to buy used - yes. New, it looks like you'll need to bump up to ~ $1,000. Boyd, Williams, Reynolds, etc.
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BD Black Friday Deal #4 Expires Midnight 11/26/12
Vuelta Carbon Clincher 50mm Wheelset $499
https://www.bikesdirect.com/incredibl...nwheelsets.htm

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Shimano RS80
These can be had for very close to what you're asking for.
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i think the axiom is, strong cheap, light. choose 2
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Originally Posted by unionmade
Thanks! That looks promising, has anyone here used this site to purchase wheels?
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Originally Posted by mkadam68
Not name-brand, but right about $700, including tubular tires. They've held up fine under this clyde. Happy with them so far.
While they might be great wheels, I think I'd always be worried about durability and fear they would turn out to be fake carbon fiber
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Originally Posted by D1G1N1XY

Shimano RS80
These can be had for very close to what you're asking for.
can you point me to that? everywhere I found, they were over $1000
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Originally Posted by FlatSix911
BD Black Friday Deal #4 Expires Midnight 11/26/12
Vuelta Carbon Clincher 50mm Wheelset $499
https://www.bikesdirect.com/incredibl...nwheelsets.htm

Thanks! I've never heard of vuelta wheels before. has anyone here used them?
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Boyd has carbon wheels that are real close to $700 plus or minus, that are built up and you dont have to wait for. You can order directly off the web site.
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Originally Posted by donrhummy
Thanks! I've never heard of vuelta wheels before. has anyone here used them?
Vueltas are great, it's a shame you didn't get on that deal. I only have experience with a couple sets of aluminum lower end Vueltas (Corsa Superlites, Corsa Pro), but they were always perfectly true with smooth bearings and it allowed me to get a ~1500g wheelset for less than $300. I'm sure their carbon wheels are a great deal as well. Someone will chime in and say you get what you pay for, but I haven't seen anything bad written about those wheels anywhere.
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Many, many, many bikeforums members rolls PSIMETs. Me included. From a value to performance standpoint, Rob absolutely kills it and makes a wheel that is designed for YOU. never off the shelf. For carbon i run the team issue 50mm/58mm tubulars on the road; built for my weight, they are super light, yet plenty stiff. Second season on them racing everything for RR to crits and have never had to true em.
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can you point me to that? everywhere I found, they were over $1000
Right now ProBikeKit has them for $495.
I bought a pair last fall for about that from my LBS (demos) and have been satisfied. They are not fully carbon, and are not deep dish.
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Originally Posted by 2005trek1200
Many, many, many bikeforums members rolls PSIMETs. Me included. From a value to performance standpoint, Rob absolutely kills it and makes a wheel that is designed for YOU. never off the shelf. For carbon i run the team issue 50mm/58mm tubulars on the road; built for my weight, they are super light, yet plenty stiff. Second season on them racing everything for RR to crits and have never had to true em.
Everyone says this, but I've tried to contact the guy twice and didn't hear back after either attempt. At this point I am going to pay more elsewhere just to get some level of service.
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Everyone says this, but I've tried to contact the guy twice and didn't hear back after either attempt. At this point I am going to pay more elsewhere just to get some level of service.
that's not a good sign. you definitely want someone who is responsive when it's custom. could it be because it's the holiday's?
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Here is the correct photo for the Shimano RS80 ... Aluminum with Carbon laminate
https://www.probikekit.com/us/catalog...earch+by+Brand



Originally Posted by D1G1N1XY

Shimano RS80
These can be had for very close to what you're asking for.

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A few here
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A few here
Thanks for the link. Their prices are very attractive on many items.
Do you know if the wheel logos can be peeled off easily?
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