Sub 500€ wheelset

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mustafah009
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by mustafah009

Hi guys,

I'm in the market for a new wheelset with 500€ as my budget.
I live in a very hilly zone so would like something light and a rim width that can easily accommodate 25mm tires. My current weight is 59kg.

Can someone recommend me some wheelset that fall under this criteria?

Thanks!


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ALAN Carbon+
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by ALAN Carbon+

While not super light when compared with some carbon options (which will blow your budget) the Campy Zonda C17 would be worth looking at. At a claimed weight of 1540g it is not too bad weight wise for an alloy wheel.

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calleking
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by calleking

I have the Zonda C17 aswell as ENVE SES 4.5 on my Aeroad and of course there's a difference but the Zondas are very good and work perfectly with 25mm tires. No need to spend more money than the $350 euro i spent. I would happily train and race on them.
Aeroad CF SLX w. ENVE SES 4.5

mustafah009
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by mustafah009

Seriously considering the Zondas C17. Does anyone have pictures of bikes with these wheels? Couldn't find almost any picture with the C17.

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flying
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by flying

mustafah009 wrote:Seriously considering the Zondas C17. Does anyone have pictures of bikes with these wheels? Couldn't find almost any picture with the C17.


I think for $335 ( what I paid at ProBikeKit shipping included) These wheels are hard to beat

Mine came in at 1532gr
The skewers were 115gr

All the weight stuff aside (I know its WW :D ) ...although for the price 1532gr is very nice weight

I will say these wheels rolls great!
Stiff yet very comfy even on this Aluminum frame
I have owned Campy wheels in the past Nucleons & Hyperons both were great
These are the same...basically perfect

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mustafah009
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by mustafah009

flying wrote:I think for $335 ( what I paid at ProBikeKit shipping included) These wheels are hard to beat


Very good price, the best I can find is 360€ with shipping to Portugal.
In ProBikeKit the current price showing is 400€, were they on promotion/clearance when you bought them?

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by Mackers

More than likely he didn't have to pay sales tax at ~20% since he's outside the EU.

mustafah009
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by mustafah009

I've narrowed down my choices to the Zondas C17 or Shimano RS81 C24. Which ones would you guys prefer?

flying
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by flying

mustafah009 wrote:
flying wrote:I think for $335 ( what I paid at ProBikeKit shipping included) These wheels are hard to beat


Very good price, the best I can find is 360€ with shipping to Portugal.
In ProBikeKit the current price showing is 400€, were they on promotion/clearance when you bought them?


It is because I used the 10% discount code
Which is given to In The Know Cycling....check them out many good reviews & discounts
https://intheknowcycling.com/

Actually now only $320 (to USA) when I checked just now with discount because price is now starting at $356 before discount

Also as another said I pay no tax as I am outside the EU no VAT and no import tax for items under $800 value in US

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by peroni

mustafah009 wrote:
flying wrote:I think for $335 ( what I paid at ProBikeKit shipping included) These wheels are hard to beat


Very good price, the best I can find is 360€ with shipping to Portugal.
In ProBikeKit the current price showing is 400€, were they on promotion/clearance when you bought them?



Just stumbled on this site which has the Zonda C17 for 333€ plus shipping
https://www.bianchistore.de/en/campagno ... -zonda-c17

mustafah009
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by mustafah009

Thanks guys. I've ended up buying the Zondas C17 from ProBikeKit, 351€ including shipping.

tomycs
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by tomycs

Good choice. You say very hilly zone, for me 23mm tyres (true 23mm) always felt better on climbs (C17 or C21 rims).

mustafah009
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by mustafah009

tomycs wrote:Good choice. You say very hilly zone, for me 23mm tyres (true 23mm) always felt better on climbs (C17 or C21 rims).


Do you recommend any specific tires? I have some GP2000S that will go in this new wheels for the first few months and they are 25mm.


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tomycs
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by tomycs

The Contis are decent. Been through a few pairs myself, just couldn't stick with them (not cheap enough for a tyre that isn't very confortable). In 23mm I like Schwalbe1 and Michelin Power Comp. I'm not a good judge on wear though (between 4 wheelsets and summer/winter tyres I no longer bother keeping track of mileage).

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