Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

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ricky1980
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Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

Postby ricky1980 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 21:51 pm

is there a ready made one available for that sort of price? carbon or alloy or a combination of both.

is any hand made ones can come to that sort of price bracket for the price?
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Re: Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

Postby nochekmate » Tue Nov 27, 2012 21:54 pm

You may be expecting too much for that budget esp. if you are talking new price.

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Re: Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

Postby Beatmaker » Tue Nov 27, 2012 22:04 pm

Hand made will get you closest, but not there.

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Re: Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

Postby ricky1980 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 22:11 pm

ya the dura ace ones seems to be the closest to 1.3kg as well as being the cheapest...

other than wheelsmith any other hand builder around?
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Re: Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Nov 27, 2012 22:15 pm

You may be able to get a 2nd hand pair of radially laced Planet X r50s or some of the shallow rimmed ones for under 300.
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Re: Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

Postby ricky1980 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 22:23 pm

reason for this posting is I am looking to get some chinese wheel :O

http://miraclebikes.com/products/path01 ... m14023645/

this one claims to be 1.4kg and once the shipping etc included it is £320
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Re: Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

Postby Grill » Tue Nov 27, 2012 22:44 pm

Get the Race23 from wheelsmith for 450. They're just as light and from a reputable builder who backs up his product. The peace of mind alone is certainly worth the extra 120 quid.
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Re: Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

Postby styxd » Tue Nov 27, 2012 23:29 pm

You could probably get close with some stans alpha rims, light weight hubs off ebay and some light spokes (Revs?) and ally nipples. Infact, they may even be under 1300g.

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Re: Wheelset under 1.3kg for £300?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Nov 28, 2012 07:01 am

I was able to build the planet x 20 mm rims as 1200 grams wheelsets for 300 pounds, but they have been discontinued now... :cry:


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