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Easton Circuit - $380
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Poll: Weelz for the new Look

Old 09-09-07, 09:44 PM
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Poll: Weelz for the new Look

There is absolutely nothing wrong with my current Ultegra/Open Pro wheels, but I want new wheels for the Look, because, well, never mind that, I just want them.

So I am looking at wheel $600 or under that are noticably lighter, stiffer, cooler or otherwise better enough that I won't feel silly that I didn't save my money and run the Ultegra/OPs. Needless to say, wheels best suited to riders < 165lbs are not on my short list.

Any comments on the wheels I have under consideration. Any others I should add to the list? Unfortunately it's even harder to audition wheels than bikes so I probably won't have the chance to try any of them before I choose one.
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Originally Posted by Indolent58
There is absolutely nothing wrong with my current Ultegra/Open Pro wheels, but I want new wheels for the Look, because, well, never mind that, I just want them.

So I am looking at wheel $600 or under that are noticably lighter, stiffer, cooler or otherwise better enough that I won't feel silly that I didn't save my money and run the Ultegra/OPs. Needless to say, wheels best suited to riders < 165lbs are not on my short list.

Any comments on the wheels I have under consideration. Any others I should add to the list? Unfortunately it's even harder to audition wheels than bikes so I probably won't have the chance to try any of them before I choose one.
I've had good luck w/ Mavic Krysium Elites (came out of true once, rock solid since). I'd recommend a new set of Ultegra/Open Pro wheels with black spokes. That would look spiffy with the Look.

I've also got a set of Mike Garcia's which are nice, light and sturdy. They don't roll as well as my Elites though.
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Bontrager
Race X-Lite Clincher Wheelset
Reg: $799.99
Sale Price: $549.99 pair

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Don't you mean Open Pros wth Record hubs?

Or, Fulcrum Racing 3s, in silver, if you must...

Described: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...=408&MODE=&TFC=

The whole range: https://www.fulcrumwheels.com
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Install what all Ovoleg recommend these days....

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Originally Posted by Gretzky
Bontrager
Race X-Lite Clincher Wheelset
Reg: $799.99
Sale Price: $549.99 pair

https://treksandiego.com/itemdetails....gId=39&id=1071
come on....

on a LOOK?
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I'm a big fan of the Easton/Velomax wheels. I've owned Circuits for four years and they have been really great. I have a couple of hard core weight weenie buddies who ride Accents and love them.

The latest Orion, Accent, and Tempest wheels are routinely sold new on eBay for under $500. Sometimes even less.

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Originally Posted by Chucklehead
come on....

on a LOOK?
He asked for a nice wheel, under $600. These are both
Having owned a pair, for the money, it is an awesome wheel.
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Originally Posted by Gretzky
He asked for a nice wheel, under $600. These are both
Having owned a pair, for the money, it is an awesome wheel.
but they're too closely associated with that other brand. not that there's anything wrong with that, but i think it would be most decidedly un-OCP. my vote is for easton.
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Originally Posted by Gretzky
He asked for a nice wheel, under $600. These are both
Having owned a pair, for the money, it is an awesome wheel.
Actually I would certainly consider the Bontragers. They sound like good wheels. Unfortunately I don't plan to buy anything at the SD Trek Superstore. Maybe they're on sale somewhere else.
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Originally Posted by DScott
Don't you mean Open Pros wth Record hubs?

Or, Fulcrum Racing 3s, in silver, if you must...

Described: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...=408&MODE=&TFC=

The whole range: https://www.fulcrumwheels.com
I'm happy with my Fulcrum 3s. That with the extra-loud freewheel.

I think I got them for less than $600 from an eBay merchant.
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Originally Posted by Indolent58
Actually I would certainly consider the Bontragers. They sound like good wheels. Unfortunately I don't plan to buy anything at the SD Trek Superstore. Maybe they're on sale somewhere else.
I read what you wrote, and am sorry to hear about your experience. If you ever want to give them a second chance, I can't say enough good thing's about Matt Myers (general manager) at the La Mesa store.
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https://www.spinlitecycling.com/index.htm

Some nice wheel options here also!!
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I've been happy with the Fulcrums. I am a long time Mavic user. Had Mavic Elite, SL and ES wheelsets over the years.

I have to say, I am pretty happy I tried Fulcrum because I do feel they are stiffer and slightly more aero than the three Mavic wheelsets I have used.

I have come to enjoy the loud freehub.

Fulcrum is Campagnolo's house brand.
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Go custom. You can usually get a custom wheelset that'll match the weight (more than likely be lighter) than any pre-built out there. Also, most custom wheelsets will use easy to find, to replace and to repair spokes. I'm not a big fan of the Easton's with the way the spokes are embedded into hub (a serious byatch to remove) you have send it back to the factory. Never liked the Ksyriums SSC SL for the price and the weight (it's definitely heavier than the mfg's stated number and really not very aero). I'm getting my current wheelset rebuilt right now after hitting some potholes on the last ride, the current setup will be -

Front - Niobum 30's, 20 sapim cx-rays, tune mig
Rear - Niobum 30's, 24 sapim cx-rays, tune mag

Total weight will be about 1300g, about $575.00 total. Just as strong and durable as any prebuilt out there and very serviceable. Just make sure you get something appropriate for the type of riding you are doing and your weight.

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Go custom. You can usually get a custom wheelset that'll match the weight (more than likely be lighter) than any pre-built out there. Also, most custom wheelsets will use easy to find, to replace and to repair spokes. I'm not a big fan of the Easton's with the way the spokes are embedded into hub (a serious byatch to remove) you have send it back to the factory. Never liked the Ksyriums SSC SL for the price and the weight (it's definitely heavier than the mfg's stated number and really not very aero). I'm getting my current wheelset rebuilt right now after hitting some potholes on the last ride, the current setup will be -

Front - Niobum 30's, 20 sapim cx-rays, tune mig
Rear - Niobum 30's, 24 sapim cx-rays, tune mag


Total weight will be about 1300g, about $575.00 total. Just as strong and durable as any prebuilt out there and very serviceable. Just make sure you get something appropriate for the type of riding you are doing and your weight.

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Good point on the Easton Orions. The new model (EA90 SL) has a different hub and spoke design to overcome the serviceability problem.

Who is building your wheels?
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Troy Watson - https://www.ligerowheels.com/. Most of the peeps on weigthweenies swear by him and I've got two wheelsets from him that I've been very happy with.
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I hear that SDBC members can buy Spinergy Stealth PBO's for a great price. (Not sure if that's still true.) Maybe consider those, too. Chucklehead uses them as his primary wheelset, so you can ask him about them. As for me, they're my aero wheelset, and also my picture taking wheelset. If you ever want to borrow mine and give them a spin, I've got a spare Campy freehub around (but not a clue as to how to swap the freehubs).
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Originally Posted by jschen
I hear that SDBC members can buy Spinergy Stealth PBO's for a great price. (Not sure if that's still true.) Maybe consider those, too. Chucklehead uses them as his primary wheelset, so you can ask him about them. As for me, they're my aero wheelset, and also my picture taking wheelset. If you ever want to borrow mine and give them a spin, I've got a spare Campy freehub around (but not a clue as to how to swap the freehubs).
Thanks for the kind offer. I doubt that carbon rims are a good choice for everyday wheels at my weight. I am very curious about the Xaero Lites though. I ran into one cyclist who had them, and he liked them but I wonder if they might be too flexy at my size.
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Originally Posted by Indolent58
Good point on the Easton Orions. The new model (EA90 SL) has a different hub and spoke design to overcome the serviceability problem.
In four years of running the Circuits, I have never broken a spoke or had to true the wheel (they are still perfectly true), in spite of my 210 lbs. and bad roads. So I really don't know how hard it is to fix a spoke, but Easton says it is easy to do yourself without sending it back to the factory. You would need to get a replacement spoke from them or a dealer. You won't be breaking very many spokes, from my experience.

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Get these...

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There is the problem of the pesky extra zero in the price. Otherwise perfect.
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I thought you said no carbon (and presumably carbon boron composite) rims.
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Originally Posted by jschen
I thought you said no carbon (and presumably carbon boron composite) rims.
I would snag an extra set as a spare.
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Congrats on the new frame! I am running a set of Campy Eurus on my LOOK. I love the wheel set. They are strong and they hold true even on the worst road conditions.

If I was going to do it all over again I would put a set of AC's on instead. The Eurus are a bit on the heavy side 1750g for the set AC's are about 1500g.

The Eurus and all Campy's for that matter are very tight when putting on tires. I have never been able to put any tire brand on the wheels with just my hands. I have always needed tire levers and a good amount of patients. Until the Campy's I never needed tire levers.

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