£100 wheels

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passout
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Re: £100 wheels

Postby passout » Tue Dec 25, 2012 21:09 pm

Fulcrum 7s are great but planet x A57s look good too.
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Re: £100 wheels

Postby thecycleclinic » Tue Dec 25, 2012 22:10 pm

I would also go with the Shimano 105 hubs, Novactec or Miche hubs + Rigida chrina rims. A very relaible wheelset. The Mihe hubs are very durable and being cartridge bearing hubs the hub will never wear out unless bearing installation is bothed somehow. When the bearings do go (they will eventually, it does take ~10000 miles though) they just need to be replaced. The Shimano hubs being cup and cone will need servicing from time to time which is fine if you are able to do it your self. More expensive if you let a shop do it. Nowt wrong with shimano hubs they are very good.

Fulrum 7's, shimano RS10's will also work well for a while. When the rim wear out though you will have to get new wheels but with the chrina build all you need to do is fork out for new rims and spokes which will be cheaper than new wheels. The hubs if serviced for time to time will last.
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Re: £100 wheels

Postby night_porter » Tue Dec 25, 2012 23:35 pm

thecycleclinic wrote:Fulrum 7's, shimano RS10's will also work well for a while. When the rim wear out though you will have to get new wheels but with the chrina build all you need to do is fork out for new rims and spokes which will be cheaper than new wheels. The hubs if serviced for time to time will last.


So what you are really saying is that the bearings won't last as long as my RS10's and assuming the rims would last as long as mine then I would need new rims, new spokes and the cost of a wheel build which unless I am mistaken would more than likely add up to more than a replacement set of RS10's. I think I get it?

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Re: £100 wheels

Postby Valy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 09:14 am

Night porter - hard to say due to the number of variables.

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Re: £100 wheels

Postby symo » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:01 am

Save up an extra £50 and get Planet X model C's. Heavyweight built 32/32. I use mine for training runs as the roads I ride are heavily pot holed. Bomb proof.

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Re: £100 wheels

Postby armoureddrummer » Wed Dec 26, 2012 22:22 pm

Thanks all.

Costed up Chrinas on 105 and hitting £170 once built.

Planet X C's seem to be getting really consistent reviews. £150 pushing it a bit but will have to live tight a while. No shimano stock showing so might give them a call - assume they could swap out free hub easy enough.

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Re: £100 wheels

Postby Strith » Wed Dec 26, 2012 23:12 pm

You can usually get shimano m part wheels (tiagra hub, open sport rim) for close to £110ish for a pair. They're 32h and pretty tough. Bit heavy though, and you might need to search around quite a bit for best prices.


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