Wheel upgrade

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Kingsmill1
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Wheel upgrade

Postby Kingsmill1 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 20:37 pm

I currently have a 2013 allez sport fitted with the standard wheels, I'm looking to upgrade the wheels as most say it's the best and cheapest way to improve my bike. I know nothing about wheels but looking to spend around £400 and keep my rear sora sprockets, ideally I want something lighter and something with a better race performance , I currently do around 60 miles per week mainly for fitness. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Giant TCR Comp 2
Specialized Allez Sport

displacedaussie
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby displacedaussie » Mon Dec 10, 2012 20:46 pm

I spent £300 on the Shimano RS80 wheelset in January for my Allez. 7000km so far, 3 race wins. Infinitely better than the ALX wheels the bike came with.

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Finlaz22
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby Finlaz22 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 20:59 pm

There are hundreds of these articles on here already :) Most back the Mavic Ksyrium Elites for that sort of price though.

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elderone
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby elderone » Mon Dec 10, 2012 21:39 pm

As i was advised with this question,its as important to get good tyres aswel as wheels as tyres can have a big effect on the ride.
good luck.
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Gizmodo
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby Gizmodo » Mon Dec 10, 2012 22:11 pm

Phone http://wheelsmith.co.uk/ and talk to him about you and the kind of riding you do. He is well regarded on this site and hand builds some lovely wheels. I bought some almost 12 months ago and am very pleased. With a set of 25 mm Schwalbe Ultremo I find myself having to brake when many around me are still peddling downhill.

Kingsmill1
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby Kingsmill1 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 20:41 pm

I'm going to look at the magic wheels as they get a decent review.
Giant TCR Comp 2
Specialized Allez Sport

Bullet1
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby Bullet1 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:17 am

Finlaz22 wrote:There are hundreds of these articles on here already :) Most back the Mavic Ksyrium Elites for that sort of price though.


+1 - Upgraded to these in the summer - sound wheels.


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