Climbing wheelset

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chalkie1000
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by chalkie1000

Hi all,

First time poster, so apologies if I've missed some forum rules I should have followed....

A little like the topic below, I'm looking for a lightweight climbing wheelset.

I've been on DA9000 C24s for about 18 months but the rear freehub body has failed and can't be replaced. Wiggle will give me a full refund voucher (which means I can't take the cash and go for a private build, but need to buy something different from Wiggle).

I live in North Yorks dales, and will be doing L'Etape again this year, so lightweight alloy clinchers are my preference. I weigh about 73kg.

Current thinking is either Fulcrum Racing Zeros (approx. £700), or Mavic Ksyrium Pro Exalith (approx. £780 incl tyres). I'm not keen on going to the DA9100 C24s unless anyone thinks they're the mutts' nuts. The Campy Shamals are out of stock for about a month which rules them out I think.

The Racing Zeros seem to get a lot of support on here, mainly because of the hubs. Are they really that much better than the Mavic's?

Any thoughts VERY gratefully received!

marshalus
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by marshalus

hi

for half the price of Zero's or mavic you can get new Zonda C17. The weight penalty vs zero is ca. 100 gram but Zonda has one big advantage over Zero's or shamal: thin steel spokes vs. fat alu spokes. I bought mine 1 month ago, 1530 gram (campa rotor) and I never look back.

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chalkie1000
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by chalkie1000

Thanks for this: I'll take a look.

Does anyone else have any thoughts? I'm leaning towards the Fulcrums, but would welcome any views!

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TonyM
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by TonyM

For climbing in the Alps I loved my Fulcrum Racing Zero. Light, efficient and safe (aluminum).
Of course you my also want to go for a custom wheelset which will be lighter.

axel
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by axel

Dt swiss rr21, i love them. The hubs are pretty sick (dt 240) and the rim profile is quite modern : asymmetric, perfect for 25c tyres!

merlinxlm
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by merlinxlm

I've just placed an order for a set of, rr21. How do you find them?

flying
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by flying

I just took a ride on new Zonda C-17 set I bought
Have to agree with Marshalus

These are a very nice wheelset at a great price right now.
I bought my set from ProBikeKit for $335 shipped


Mine came in at 1532gr & no complaints.
I have had wheels 1-200 grams lighter but paid $1000 more for them :roll:

But the biggest difference that really surprised me was how comfortable the
set was on my Alum frame. Using Cont GP4000s II in 25's
Really improved the ride over the last set of Oval 327 wheels
Zaphiro Pro slicks also 25 width

chalkie1000
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by chalkie1000

Thanks for this everyone. Reviews of the DT Swiss are very good, so getting tempted by them now!

twostroke
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by twostroke

I own a set of DT Swiss RR21 since one year and I always had a creaking noise under load coming from the rear wheel. You can reproduce it even while tightening the cassette, or if you take the bike, press the front brake and apply force in one of the pedals.

I've been told to check spoke tension, but either my LBS is not able to do that or it's something else...

Anyway they survived the haute route dolomites last year and they performed well.

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milesthedog
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by milesthedog

chalkie1000 wrote:Hi all,

First time poster, so apologies if I've missed some forum rules I should have followed....

A little like the topic below, I'm looking for a lightweight climbing wheelset.

I've been on DA9000 C24s for about 18 months but the rear freehub body has failed and can't be replaced. Wiggle will give me a full refund voucher (which means I can't take the cash and go for a private build, but need to buy something different from Wiggle).

I live in North Yorks dales, and will be doing L'Etape again this year, so lightweight alloy clinchers are my preference. I weigh about 73kg.

Current thinking is either Fulcrum Racing Zeros (approx. £700), or Mavic Ksyrium Pro Exalith (approx. £780 incl tyres). I'm not keen on going to the DA9100 C24s unless anyone thinks they're the mutts' nuts. The Campy Shamals are out of stock for about a month which rules them out I think.

The Racing Zeros seem to get a lot of support on here, mainly because of the hubs. Are they really that much better than the Mavic's?

Any thoughts VERY gratefully received!


sounds like you want aluminum clinchers? Personally, I go with carbon tubulars for climbing... the Gigatix extralight rims (I hear they make Dash's rims) are a good price - I get mine at bikehubstore.com

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stockae92
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by stockae92

whats the rim depth on Dt swiss rr21? Did they left it out on the web site?

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stockae92
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by stockae92

hold on, "21" means 21mm rim depth?

flying
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by flying

stockae92 wrote:hold on, "21" means 21mm rim depth?

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stockae92
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by stockae92

Thank you sir

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steel515
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by steel515

[quote="marshalus"]hi

for half the price of Zero's or mavic you can get new Zonda C17. The weight penalty vs zero is ca. 100 gram but Zonda has one big advantage over Zero's or shamal: thin steel spokes vs. fat alu spokes. I bought mine 1 month ago, 1530 gram (campa rotor) and I never look back.[/quote]

How does Zonda c17 compare to newer ksyrium,eurus/shamal?

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