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Best uber-cheap fixie wheelset?

Old 08-14-10, 04:30 PM
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Best uber-cheap fixie wheelset?

There are several vendors on eBay selling fixed-gear wheelsets for about $100 shipped. There's a few variations - some are flip-flop, some include free tires, et cetera - but they're all pretty much the same. Has anyone bought one of these, and if so, were they any good?

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Old 08-14-10, 04:32 PM
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Iro hubs for 40 dollars are a good, affordable bet. Flipflop.
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Old 08-14-10, 04:42 PM
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You might as well spend an extra $20-30 and get a good DP18 set from Velomine.
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whatchu talkin bout?

Your title says wheelsets, but in the post, you say hubs. In either case, with hubs, go for Formulas (or their re-brands. I think Iro hubs are just rebranded formulas, but I could be mistaken) or better. For wheelsets, go for something with an proven track record. If you're in doubt of anything being a re-brand, or a different make all together, just ask around/search.

Best to go with known brands/re-brands. Granted, no-name stuff might be just fine, but then again it could be utter ****. Given the no-name nature of the products, there's few ways to cross-reference/compare good no-name stuff to bad no-name stuff. Best to pay a little bit more so you know exactly what you're getting.

Related story: a buddy of mine was checking out an amazon or ebay seller regarding a set of all black wheels, deep-ish profile rime (about a deep v), and formula looking hubs. The seller post didn't say what kind of rims/hubs they were, and when my buddy emailed him, he got a response saying that the seller legit didn't know what kind they were, as they were both incredibly generic, and completely unmarked. Needless to say, he didn't buy that wheelset.
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Old 08-14-10, 05:57 PM
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Mavic CXP22
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Old 08-14-10, 06:07 PM
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I bought a set from Velo-Mine on line for a bit more in price. I bought Mavic CXP22 rims with the Origan 8 hubs. It is a flip-flop also. They are fine for my everyday ride. And it didn't break the bank doing it. In the end... my grin is just as big as anyone else with a higher priced wheelset, it's really up to you.
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Old 08-14-10, 06:07 PM
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You can get several different kinds of decent rims laced to Formulas for around 150 bucks (or less). Don't skimp any more than that.

VeloMine always has great prices on wheels:

https://www.velomine.com
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Typo fixed.

Something of this sort?
https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=726

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