£800 to spend on factory built wheels.

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£800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby Captainlip » Sat Nov 24, 2012 23:22 pm

what do you recommend? I wouldnt mind something aero and something under 1600g, otherwise if its a non aero wheelset around 1400g.

little stuck on what to get.
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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby cougie » Sat Nov 24, 2012 23:36 pm

You need to decide what you want. Deep rims or not ? Why spend that much if you aren't even sure what you want ?

What cycling do you do ? Are they for racing, time trialling, climbing, training ?

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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby Captainlip » Sat Nov 24, 2012 23:50 pm

its more training, climbing and aero in one. ive been looking at the bontrager race lites for £450 @1520g, Mavic SLS 2013 for £800 @1400g but no much aero. would like the aero benefit if possible but then id be looking at bontrager aura 5 for £950 at around 1750g I think
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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby nunowoolmez » Sun Nov 25, 2012 00:27 am

No brainer, get a pair of Shimano C24's. Probaly the best all round wheel you can get. I got mine for £500 in the sale, look around, you could get a decent bargain & spend the rest on more gucci kit

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Postby saprkzz » Sun Nov 25, 2012 08:20 am

One of the big groups (wiggle or cr) are selling duraace c35's in the sale for 800, these would be my choice

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Postby iPete » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:37 am

American classic 420 3 with change to spare.

http://www.amclassic.com/en/products/ro ... 20road.php

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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby LegendLust » Sun Nov 25, 2012 18:09 pm

If you want light & aero then your best bet is sprint rims i.e. rims that take tubs.

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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby LegendLust » Sun Nov 25, 2012 18:16 pm

If you want clincher, what about the Miche SWR wheels? http://www.miche.it/en/catalogo-ruote/s ... swr-carbon

These can be picked up online for about £800

I have a couple of different Miche wheelsets and they are bomb proof - best of all their hubs are ultra smooth, Ugo Santalucia can vouch for this.

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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby thegreatdivide » Sun Nov 25, 2012 18:51 pm

1395g Race 23's from wheelsmith for £450 delivered. Not factory built, they're built with love and care by one of the best wheelbuilders in the UK - and they look cool 8)

http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-new ... 23-tweaked
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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby Bhoy1888 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:06 pm

£800 on wheels in the beginners section. Is there a section lower than beginners for the likes of me? :shock: :lol:

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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby Captainlip » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:20 pm

Bhoy1888 wrote:£800 on wheels in the beginners section. Is there a section lower than beginners for the likes of me? :shock: :lol:


you get a more sensible answer in the beginners section :wink: venture elsewhere on this forum and your hounded with trolls with hundereds of usless posts.
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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby rajMAN » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:32 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:1395g Race 23's from wheelsmith for £450 delivered. Not factory built, they're built with love and care by one of the best wheelbuilders in the UK - and they look cool 8)

http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-new ... 23-tweaked


^^^This.

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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby Captainlip » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:42 pm

rajMAN wrote:
thegreatdivide wrote:1395g Race 23's from wheelsmith for £450 delivered. Not factory built, they're built with love and care by one of the best wheelbuilders in the UK - and they look cool 8)

http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-new ... 23-tweaked


^^^This.


they do look a nice option and I will consider them. reason I say factory built is I can get the factory built stuff at cost.
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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby Slack » Sun Nov 25, 2012 21:09 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:1395g Race 23's from wheelsmith for £450 delivered. Not factory built, they're built with love and care by one of the best wheelbuilders in the UK - and they look cool 8)

http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-new ... 23-tweaked


And that would leave you change to have some semi aero rims built by him....
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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:09 am

Captainlip wrote:
rajMAN wrote:
thegreatdivide wrote:1395g Race 23's from wheelsmith for £450 delivered. Not factory built, they're built with love and care by one of the best wheelbuilders in the UK - and they look cool 8)

http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-new ... 23-tweaked


^^^This.


they do look a nice option and I will consider them. reason I say factory built is I can get the factory built stuff at cost.


Can you get rims and hubs at cost as well? If so, all you need to do is buy the parts, pass them onto me together with a pair of 20 notes and you have your wheels at cost... 8)

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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby deano79543 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 16:58 pm

Dura Ace C24's. THE BUSINESS!!!!! (especially for climbing)

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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby lostboysaint » Mon Nov 26, 2012 17:01 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:
Captainlip wrote:
rajMAN wrote:
thegreatdivide wrote:1395g Race 23's from wheelsmith for £450 delivered. Not factory built, they're built with love and care by one of the best wheelbuilders in the UK - and they look cool 8)

http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-new ... 23-tweaked


^^^This.


they do look a nice option and I will consider them. reason I say factory built is I can get the factory built stuff at cost.


Can you get rims and hubs at cost as well? If so, all you need to do is buy the parts, pass them onto me together with a pair of 20 notes and you have your wheels at cost... 8)


That sounds like the option!

Good handbuilts over factory built any day.
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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby bisoner » Mon Nov 26, 2012 21:50 pm

lostboysaint wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:
Captainlip wrote:
rajMAN wrote:
thegreatdivide wrote:1395g Race 23's from wheelsmith for £450 delivered. Not factory built, they're built with love and care by one of the best wheelbuilders in the UK - and they look cool 8)

http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-new ... 23-tweaked


^^^This.


they do look a nice option and I will consider them. reason I say factory built is I can get the factory built stuff at cost.


Can you get rims and hubs at cost as well? If so, all you need to do is buy the parts, pass them onto me together with a pair of 20 notes and you have your wheels at cost... 8)


That sounds like the option!

Good handbuilts over factory built any day.


How stiff would these Wheelsmith wheels be? I've got some A23 Handbuilts and whilst they are smooth, they do flex a little too much for me. I'm not overly heavy at 73kg's as well. My Shimano RS80's seem alot stiffer by comparison.

The issue with Factory built wheels is spares. Ping a spoke and expect a long wait to get it fixed if your LBS isn't carrying a spare. No such issues with handbuilts.

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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby thegreatdivide » Mon Nov 26, 2012 21:57 pm

bisoner wrote:
lostboysaint wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:
Captainlip wrote:
rajMAN wrote:
thegreatdivide wrote:1395g Race 23's from wheelsmith for £450 delivered. Not factory built, they're built with love and care by one of the best wheelbuilders in the UK - and they look cool 8)

http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-new ... 23-tweaked


^^^This.


they do look a nice option and I will consider them. reason I say factory built is I can get the factory built stuff at cost.


Can you get rims and hubs at cost as well? If so, all you need to do is buy the parts, pass them onto me together with a pair of 20 notes and you have your wheels at cost... 8)


That sounds like the option!

Good handbuilts over factory built any day.


How stiff would these Wheelsmith wheels be? I've got some A23 Handbuilts and whilst they are smooth, they do flex a little too much for me. I'm not overly heavy at 73kg's as well. My Shimano RS80's seem alot stiffer by comparison.

The issue with Factory built wheels is spares. Ping a spoke and expect a long wait to get it fixed if your LBS isn't carrying a spare. No such issues with handbuilts.


And wheelsmith is doing a spoke for life deal with every pair.
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Re: £800 to spend on factory built wheels.

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Nov 26, 2012 22:22 pm

bisoner wrote:
lostboysaint wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:
Captainlip wrote:
rajMAN wrote:
thegreatdivide wrote:1395g Race 23's from wheelsmith for £450 delivered. Not factory built, they're built with love and care by one of the best wheelbuilders in the UK - and they look cool 8)

http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-new ... 23-tweaked


^^^This.


they do look a nice option and I will consider them. reason I say factory built is I can get the factory built stuff at cost.


Can you get rims and hubs at cost as well? If so, all you need to do is buy the parts, pass them onto me together with a pair of 20 notes and you have your wheels at cost... 8)


That sounds like the option!

Good handbuilts over factory built any day.


How stiff would these Wheelsmith wheels be? I've got some A23 Handbuilts and whilst they are smooth, they do flex a little too much for me. I'm not overly heavy at 73kg's as well. My Shimano RS80's seem alot stiffer by comparison.

The issue with Factory built wheels is spares. Ping a spoke and expect a long wait to get it fixed if your LBS isn't carrying a spare. No such issues with handbuilts.


Your A23 should be stiff, I wonder what spokes you have at the rear...


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