Noncarbon Wheels

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
jrafter
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by jrafter

Hey all......ive been putting together everything for my new build and would like to get some better wheels

right now i have Mavic Cosmic Elite Wheelset 2012 which i will put on my other bike since i do not like the fulcum 5s

i would like i nice set of noncarbon wheels and i have $1000 to spend.....ive been looking at the zipp 101s

im still in Afghanistan so i have time to look

thank

by Weenie


mjduct
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by mjduct

there are lots of good options, fulcrum 1s are about that price range as well as some campy shamal, easton EA90SLX, American Classic and others...

what are your priorities/ measurements =]

jrafter
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by jrafter

what are your priorities.......dont really have any right know i havent been on my road bike in over a year......been riding a singlespeed i build since ive been in afghanistan......ive gotten everything i need now im just going over my list and seeing what im going to up grade.....here what i have so far.

• BICYCLE PARTS

• SRAM PG1070 Cassette 10sp - 11-23
• SRAM Force GXP Chainset 2012 - 172.5mm 53-39t
• Easton EA70 RoadBar Aero 2012 - 42cm - 31.8mm
• (1) SRAM Gear Shifters - Road Force 10sp Shift & Brake Lever Set Set Left & Right
• (1) Thomson Seatposts Elite InLine Seatpost 31.6mm 410mm BLACK
• (1) Nukeproof Saddles Plasma Core Saddle CrN Ti Rails Black/Yellow
• (1) Hope Bottom Brackets Road Bottom Bracket - Stainless Steel Each - Gold
• (1) Controltech Handlebars Road Formidable Bars Black - 44cm 31.8mm Clamp
• 1) TRP Brake Pads - Road Swiss Stop Brake Pad Inserts 4 Pack - Red High Performance
• 1) Controltech Headsets Spares Comp Carbon Stem Cap 1.1/8" Carbon
• Controltech Stems - Road Estro Road Stem 110mm +/-5 Deg 1.1/8""31.8mm
• 1) Garmin GPS - Spares Speed/Cadence Bike Sensor (GSC 10) Black
• 1) SRAM Brake Levers - Road Doubletap Lever Hoods Pair – Yellow
• BBB Ultra-Light Carbon Headset Spacer Kit - 1-1/8 Inch
• Pro Carbon Computer, GPS, Accessory Mount - Wide 150mm

• Jagwire Racer Complete Cable Kit Yellow
• Sram Supercork Bar Tape Black, Synthetic
• Hope Seat Collar Black, 34.9mm
• TRP R920 Caliper Set Black, Set, 260 Grams
• 3T ARX Team Stem Black, 100mm, 84D, 31.8
• Michelin PRO3 Race Folding Tire Black, 700X23, Folding
• Hope 68/73mm Bottom Bracket Gold, 68/73mm, Stainless Steel
• Sram PC 1051 10 Speed Chain 10 Speed
• Slimelite Presta Valve Tube 700C X 19 -25 MM, 48mm

• Cane Creek 40 Integrated Italian Carbon Headset
• Cane Creek Lower Headset Assembly
• FSA Orbit 1.5 Tapered ZS Headset
• FSA Orbit 1.5 Tapered ZS Headset
• Shimano M780 XT SPD Pedal
• Mavic Cosmic Elite Wheelset 2012
• Sram Force Front Derailleur 2012
• SRAM Force Rear Derailleur 2012
• TRP R950 SL Carbon Road Brakes
• Ritchey WCS C260 Black Stem
• Pro Fiberglass Bottle Cage
• Sram Red Carbon GXP Crankset 53/39T 2011
• SRAM OG-1070 10s Cassette 2011
• Thomson Seatpost Clamp Bolt On
• Sette Forza Elite Carbon Road Frame and Fork

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theremery
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by theremery

BHS lite hubs, kinlin 270 rims (semi-aero, go 300's for more aero, 200's if you are light and want light wheels). Chuck on some decent aero spokes (I like cx-rays but they are pricey, some of the cnspokes (chinese) would be fine). Spec the wheels with veloplugs (red for those rims) and decent tyres and tubes*
[*If punctures aren't an issue go something quick and supple with latex tubes, my fav combo is veloflex corsa 20's with Challenge latex tubes but this is a for riding comfort, grip and low CRR, certainly NOT puncture resistance....if you choose latex, you will need to check tyre pressure before each ride....if punctures are an issue, try Conti GP4000s...they are a little sluggish but a very good, grippy, puncture resistant tyre that will do good ks].
All of this is highly dependant on what you weigh and what your intended use is. Just riding? Racing? are you a climber? sprinter? a
A 90kg sprinter needs different wheels to a 65kg climber :)
Updated: Racing again! Thought this was unlikely! Eventually, I may even have a decent race!
Edit: 2015: darn near won the best South Island series (got second in age
-group)..woo hoo Racy Theremery is back!!

climr
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by climr

Rolf Vigor Alphas. Lighter than Zipp 101 and more aero (in my opinion). Plenty stiff and look cool as hell. I *might* even have some for sale.

audiojan
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by audiojan

Zipp 101's are nice, but you do pay for the Zipp name... In other words, you can do better for that kind of money.

Have a good wheel builder build you a set with Alchemy hubs, Stans Alpha 340 rims, laced with Sapim CX-Rays. Ends up about the same money, but substantially lighter (about 300grams!) and as stiff (if not stiffer).
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by Imaking20

^it's funny because you said "stiff" as an adjective for "Stans 340"
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Cheers!
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by Cheers!

with 1000 bux I would choose

Extralite Ultrafront SX 24h
Extralite UltraRear SX 28h
Stan's Notubes 340 Alpha
Sapim CX ray
Sapim Alloy PolyAx nipples

Michelin Aircomp latex tubes
Veloflex Corsa 23 tires (front and rear)

while you are ordering all these extralite parts, you might as well order the new extralite skewers, "Streeters" that will weigh only 29g.

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by reggiebaseball

Cheers! wrote:with 1000 bux I would choose

Extralite Ultrafront SX 24h
Extralite UltraRear SX 28h
Stan's Notubes 340 Alpha
Sapim CX ray
Sapim Alloy PolyAx nipples

Michelin Aircomp latex tubes
Veloflex Corsa 23 tires (front and rear)

while you are ordering all these extralite parts, you might as well order the new extralite skewers, "Streeters" that will weigh only 29g.


This is an astronomically light wheelset that will utterly explode under a rider over 160 lbs.

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by Cheers!

I'm curious why you think so.

24 spokes in the front, 28 in the back. Unless you can put out 4000 watts I don't think the rear hub will shred. Did you manage to break a similar set with a body weight of 160 lbs?

timzcat
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by timzcat

Shimano Dura Ace 7900 C24 :thumbup:

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by Zen Cyclery

reggiebaseball wrote:
This is an astronomically light wheelset that will utterly explode under a rider over 160 lbs.


I don't agree with this one. That is not the stiffest build in the world but it will not explode under use. We've put 190 lb riders on that exact same build with no problems.

jrafter
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by jrafter

Im down to 154lbs now so i think im good on most wheels........the stans look real nice to.........

ive been riding 8-10 miles aday for the last year on my singlespeed...gearing in 33/16.........

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Timebandit415
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by Timebandit415

Stans alpha 340
Velocity a23

Custom build with your own choice for hubs and spokes.


OR Shimano c24 7900.

These rims and wheels are comparable in the same class in my opinion.

by Weenie


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by Cheers!

You can always go with Kinlin rims. They were all the rage about 2 years ago on this forum.

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