New "Non Cone" Wheels

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Mark Elvin
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New "Non Cone" Wheels

Postby Mark Elvin » Thu Nov 15, 2012 13:27 pm

Looking for a set of Shimano compatable wheels that have "proper" bearings, not cone type bearings, to go on the Cannondale Synapse, up to about £250 max.

Any recommendations?
2012 Cannondale Synapse

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Re: New "Non Cone" Wheels

Postby prawny » Thu Nov 15, 2012 13:40 pm

Talk to ugo.satalucia
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Re: New "Non Cone" Wheels

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Nov 15, 2012 14:28 pm

There are so many to choose from and some you can draw yourself on the board and can be built. Any wheel that is NOT made by Shimano but shimano compatible will have sealed bearings... some are good, some are mediocre some are utter rubbish

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Re: New "Non Cone" Wheels

Postby bianchiblue » Thu Nov 15, 2012 14:36 pm

Why "non cone"? Cup and cone bearings are excellent for bike wheels... in fact I can't think of a single downside other than slightly fiddly strip down and rebuilds... but only slightly!

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Re: New "Non Cone" Wheels

Postby keef66 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 16:07 pm

I'm the opposite. I don't like the idea of disposable cartridge bearings you can't adjust / clean / fine tune. I'm happy with my Shimano wheels with cones and ball bearings I can fiddle with.

Mavics and Fulcrums use cartridge bearings I understand. Presumably they are available in Shimano flavour?


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