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New new wheelset. Recomendations?

Old 09-07-15, 05:01 PM
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Need new wheelset. Recomendations?

Hi all, I got hit by a truck a few days ago and my rear wheel got taco'd, so I need a new wheelset.

Previously I had a Alex DA22 set that i really liked, but can't seem to find a replacement set.

Requirements: $150, black rims, and the lighter the better.

I'd like something a little better than my older set, but not sure what they compare to.

Currently looking at these, but unsure.
Sun CR18 Black 700c 32h Fixed Gear Singlespeed Wheelset Black Black Sun rims high flange Formula fixed gear track hubs wheels wheelset [0072774711871] - $115.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super r

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Old 09-07-15, 05:20 PM
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Those are very good value wheels, but just be aware that those rims are better suited for tires at least 25mm wide. You will probably need to true and tension those wheels a bit.
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Alex AT400 $128 with the discount. 316 g lighter




Alex R540 124 grams lighter, $140 with the discount



Never ridden both but I think that those would be same except for the weight. That's a 0.6 something pound difference the most. Does weight really matter that much? These are probably entry level but does the job done.
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Old 09-07-15, 07:49 PM
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weight isn't super duper important, but I like my lightweight bike
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I just bought a set of these in silver I don't think you can beat them for the price.
Black Sun M13 32 Hole Silver Spokes Black Hubs Flip Flop Hub [0072774711826] - $125.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike
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i run front brakes, and am a little worried about stopping power and eventually rubbing through the black paint

Does anyone know anything about weinmann dp18's? I kinda like this set since it has the machined front and non rear.

I just don't want to end up buying something thats worse than my old set.
( they seem strong and are pretty light )
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The AT400s are decent wheels and won't break the bank. They're tough enough and have machined sidewalls (front and rear). With the Retrogression sale, they're an even better deal than they already are.
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yeah, i think i'm gonna grab those at400's

With the discount right now, they are basically $30 off, but $30 shipping, and i'm okay spending that much.

I just really wish I didn't get hit by a truck and my bike ran over. After debating with insurance they only gave me $120 to replace one wheel, but I couldn't find a replacement, and though I probably could have re-built the wheel with a new rim and use my old hub, may as well just get something new as I've never built a wheel before, and would need new spokes and things.
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