cheap wheels for rest of winter

What bike and bike bits should you buy?
stepdavi
Posts: 110
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2012 13:06 pm

cheap wheels for rest of winter

Postby stepdavi » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:12 pm

I know theres loads of question about wheels but ill keep the short and simple. Rear hub has given up on my trek madone 3.5 so I need a cheap set of winter wheels to get me to march/april when im gonna buy some carbon rims. Anyone know of any decent deals? Looked at maybe shimano rs30 (i know they are heavy but its only for winterr)
cheers
2016 diamondback heist 2.0
2015 giant propel advanced 1
2015 Genesis day one disc ss
2014 giant roam 2

thespanishadam
Posts: 289
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 09:42 am

Re: cheap wheels for rest of winter

Postby thespanishadam » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:18 pm

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WPE ... 5_wheelset

These will be more than up for the job.

User avatar
ugo.santalucia
Posts: 17986
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:39 am

Re: cheap wheels for rest of winter

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:23 pm

Yes, these are the best deal around by a long mile

on-yer-bike
Posts: 2282
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:12 am

Re: cheap wheels for rest of winter

Postby on-yer-bike » Thu Jan 10, 2013 21:12 pm

Failing them – Fulcrum Racing 7s
Pegoretti
Colnago
Campagnolo

Danny87
Posts: 115
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 23:10 pm

Re: cheap wheels for rest of winter

Postby Danny87 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 23:12 pm

I bought a set of the Ambrosio Excursion/Shimano 105 wheel sets from Planet X.

What can I say they seem well put together, Ive put about 300 miles on them, smashing them through some of Lancashire's finest road craters. Still running straight not even a wobble unbelievably :shock:

For £99.99 delivered I don't think there's anything else out there that can compete for a training or winter wheel set.
An I've had Mavic Aksiums, snapped 2 spokes in less than 6 months and out of true quicker than a politician at a press conference. Never tried Fulcrum Racing anything so can't comment.

Tbh I might buy another set and hang them up spare for when they are needed.

User avatar
ugo.santalucia
Posts: 17986
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:39 am

Re: cheap wheels for rest of winter

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Jan 11, 2013 08:57 am

Danny87 wrote:I bought a set of the Ambrosio Excursion/Shimano 105 wheel sets from Planet X.

What can I say they seem well put together, Ive put about 300 miles on them, smashing them through some of Lancashire's finest road craters. Still running straight not even a wobble unbelievably :shock:

For £99.99 delivered I don't think there's anything else out there that can compete for a training or winter wheel set.
An I've had Mavic Aksiums, snapped 2 spokes in less than 6 months and out of true quicker than a politician at a press conference. Never tried Fulcrum Racing anything so can't comment.

Tbh I might buy another set and hang them up spare for when they are needed.


What you mean unbelievably? You've done 300 miles and you expect them to be done already? They should do you 5000 before they need any attention and then it might just be a matter of retention them... the rims should last 6-10 K miles

trek_dan
Posts: 715
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 16:32 pm

Re: cheap wheels for rest of winter

Postby trek_dan » Fri Jan 11, 2013 15:00 pm

I got some Planet X AL30's at Xmas, and they seem great, unbelievable even for the money. Only done a couple of hundred miles so cant comment on longevity yet.

Danny87
Posts: 115
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 23:10 pm

Re: cheap wheels for rest of winter

Postby Danny87 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 18:44 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:
Danny87 wrote:I bought a set of the Ambrosio Excursion/Shimano 105 wheel sets from Planet X.

What can I say they seem well put together, Ive put about 300 miles on them, smashing them through some of Lancashire's finest road craters. Still running straight not even a wobble unbelievably :shock:

For £99.99 delivered I don't think there's anything else out there that can compete for a training or winter wheel set.
An I've had Mavic Aksiums, snapped 2 spokes in less than 6 months and out of true quicker than a politician at a press conference. Never tried Fulcrum Racing anything so can't comment.

Tbh I might buy another set and hang them up spare for when they are needed.


What you mean unbelievably? You've done 300 miles and you expect them to be done already? They should do you 5000 before they need any attention and then it might just be a matter of retention them... the rims should last 6-10 K miles


Yes this 'should' be the case. Let's just say if you set your expectations low your never disappointed.

Remember the 'Hope Hoops - Pro3 RS Mono - Open Pro' wheel set I had? The one that consisted of Hope Pro 3 Hubs, Sapim cx ray spokes, Mavic Open Pro rims.. Yeah the ones I kept having to get repaired lol.

I dunno I'm a bit skeptical about the quality control should we call it from big cycling retailers/manufactures. Hence why I guess I've been pleasantly surprised with the build quality of these wheels from Planet X.

I'm not saying this applies to handbuilt wheels from a reputable wheel builder btw :wink:


Return to “Road Buying Advice”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Fat-Boy-Roubaix, ivanoile, lesfirth, Paulhino and 9 guests