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Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000? - Ride report p12

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:20 am
by xnavalav8r
Is it possible to get a quality wheelset under 1000 grams for under US$1000.00? If so, where? Doesn't have to be new...

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:38 am
by UpandatemRX
Disc or rim brake? Sub 1000g disc wheelsets are few and far between and every set that I've seen has been pieced together by its owner and then built. They require extremely light (and thus expensive) hubs like tune and extralite.

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:56 am
by dgasmd
Let me know when you find them :thumbup:

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:01 am
by TheBugMan
"For Sale" area. Seen some crazy deals there.

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:24 am
by Raxel
You can look for some great deal on KOM wheelset (~1050gr), disassemble it, and reassemble with lighter DT rev spokes. That will result in a sub kilo wheelset under $1000, but will be flexy...

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:07 pm
by Zen Cyclery
xnavalav8r wrote:Is it possible to get a quality wheelset under 1000 grams for under US$1000.00? If so, where? Doesn't have to be new...

Retail... I am working on it. I hope to have some that are sub-1000 and sub 1000 retail. I will post them once I get them built

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:23 pm
by xnavalav8r
Thanks for the posts and e-mails. I'm definitely interested to see what Zen has to offer.

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:00 am
by ras11
I think this is possible... although the rim source is the question.

Assuming that FFWD wheels get their rims from Gigantix, their 20mm rim should come it at 250g and ~$200 delivered from Asia.

Get some quality SOUL Prodigy hubs, at $200 and 275g.

That leaves you 225g and $200 for spokes.... certainly reasonable with Wheelsmith XR15s.

The FFDW wheels come in at 1050g with DT hubs. Shouldn't be a stretch to get them under 1000g w/o spending a lot of money. You just need to get an inside man to get you some rims from (I assume) Gigantix.

http://www.ffwdwheels.com/product.asp?i ... =95&page=1

[EDIT] Rims can be sourced through Karbona apparently (although I could not find them)... see this thread.

viewtopic.php?p=358109

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:59 am
by dgasmd
Well, I guess what would make the question real for me and more valid is:

Durable Sub 1000g wheelset for sub $1000?

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:02 am
by xnavalav8r
Good point regarding durability. These may not be ridden everyday, but they will be ridden regularly and have to stand up to New England roads and 165 pound rider weight. I just can't see spending 3000 to 5000 bucks on a wheelset when I've seen Lew/Tune/Pillar builds on eBay for $1200.00 . Of course, now that I have a little extra cash I can't even find a used set of wheels like that. (No offense to a couple weenies who have offered to sell me some nice wheels... just not quite what I'm looking for)

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:40 pm
by CharlesM
Add that they need to roll under regular use for far more than sub 1000 miles...

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:14 pm
by 2 wheels
UpandatemRX wrote:Disc or rim brake?

This is posted in the road forum, so OP must mean rim brakes unless otherwise noted.
More relevant question would be clincher or tubular. I assume OP menas tubular wheelset since he asks for sub 1 kg.

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:07 pm
by xnavalav8r
Yes... road tubular. Is a clincher even possible? Never mind. That can be a new thread.

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:43 am
by Zen Cyclery
xnavalav8r wrote:Yes... road tubular. Is a clincher even possible? Never mind. That can be a new thread.

It is possible. But not for sub-1000$
I would not be confident about the durability at all.

Re: Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000?

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:20 pm
by xnavalav8r
Just wanted to revisit this thread and see if there were any new developments out there...