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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:50 pm 
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Hi

Im currently searching for a new training wheelset cause my old wheels are getting loose, old, and I want a change if possible. My current wheels are Easton vista SL, wich I think are good training wheels and served me well. My racing/TT wheels are 2009 cosmic SL.

I also have a set of shimano WR-500 but havent riden them a lot on my road bike. They look pretty heavy and flexy. Any of you think they could do the job?

What im looking for is a wheelset that is:
-strong
-reliable
-cheap
-somewhat not too heavy ( max 1750g)
-Pretty low profile

I'd also like to race on this wheelset if possible (even if its cheap and strong).
Is there something similar to my Easton vista SL qualitywise? (dont tell me to buy another set of vista SL lol). I can have some good deals on fulcrum, sram, dtswiss and campy wheels. Im running Sram if that matters. (obviously dont want to buy campy cause it wont match the sram drivetrain!!).

I cant get some handbuilt so please forget this option.

Im looking foward for your suggestions

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:03 pm 
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Neuvation: SL5 Front 640g. 27mm rim profile. 20spokes. SL6 Rear: 880g. same rim. 24spokes.
$368+ shipping. 1520g.
It's a good blend of cheap, light and good.
They also offer a Ksyrium clone.
My set held up nicely through a muddy abusive CX season.

William Cycling also offers a 19mm deep rim and a 30mm deep rim for ~ $500. 1440g and 1540 respectively.

HED charges $850 for a comparable weight wheel (but it has a wider rim).


Otherwise you can't go wrong with an Open Pro laced to a Shimano hub. You're looking at about 1900g for a bulletproof wheel-set.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm 
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williams 19 wheels looks nice, would be nice if they'd have more spokes. Anyone has input about them? Meanwhile, i'll doa little search on these.

Any other suggestions welcomed

thanks False-Aesthetic


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:48 pm 
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I'm riding on the Shimano WH-R500 wheels atm and my (very quasi scientific) data tells me they currently spin faster than Fulcrum R5's and Token 30A SL's.

They've also, apparently, performed surprisingly well in some wind tunnel tests.


No they're not light. But they are reliable and they're your cheapest option being that you already have them! :D


Otherwise I can recommend the Token 30A SL's - been very happy with mine so far. And...*marketing hype alert*...one chap in the store where I got them said that apparently as they wear in they spin up more and more easily.
Will come in about the 1650g range, but bear in mind they are 30mm.


Otherwise some handbuilt 30mm Kinlin's with some decent hubs (talk to legs11 or the lads in the wheelbuilding thread) will come in under weight and not cost a fortune.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:22 am 
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I use Easton 90Sl. So far no problems. I paid about $650 for the pair.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:45 am 
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2009 Mavic Aksium. Not as light as you liked but lighter than the 2008 models.....BOMBPROOF and race capable.

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open pros, ultegra hubs, DT spokes, done.

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aeroslave wrote:
2009 Mavic Aksium. Not as light as you liked but lighter than the 2008 models.....BOMBPROOF and race capable.



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Open Pros with Ultegra built 3 cross will ride best and can be maintained for years.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:37 am 
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On this forum, define cheap. I bet most guys here train on wheels that many would consider race-worthy. I do most of my training on Campy Eurus as an example.

IME, the Campy/Fulcrum wheels are built to better tolerances that other wheels. This is especially noticeable at the lower pricepoints. Depending on how good of a deal you can get, I would suggest the Campy Neutron (not the Neutron Carbon, more expensive with carbon hubshells). The Neutron are low profile, well built, laterally stiff, very durable, good hubs easily serviceable, reasonably light. As a good friend of mine would say "Don't cheap out".


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and what about fulcrum racing 7, are they similar to my vista SL?

I can get them half price


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devinci wrote:
and what about fulcrum racing 7, are they similar to my vista SL?

I can get them half price
They are a little heavier but I would take them over the Vista SL's

Fulcrum has great rims and the wheels are balanced withe there dynamic balance system, very nice.

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Tyre removal is a pain in the a$$ though.

That said, my Fulcrum R5's are VERY tough!

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Racing 7s are great training wheels, although a little heavier than your target. Racing 5 might be closer and is still pretty cheap.


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Campagnolo Zondas might fit the bill... around 1700g, medium profile, good hubs and very strong. Not sure if they're cheap enough though.


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