Replacing 2012 Giant TCR Advanced 0 Wheels

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MrGardocky
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Replacing 2012 Giant TCR Advanced 0 Wheels

Postby MrGardocky » Fri Jan 18, 2013 19:32 pm

Hello all, first post here on the forums.

I am new to road cycling but I've grown up on bikes all my life. I got into it for exercise and so far I'm loving it. I jumped right in and got a 2012 Giant TCR Advanced 0 since I got a really good deal on it here at my LBS. I know its probably more bike than I need, but I'm a sucker for nicer things and the deal was really good.

My question is that for a heavy rider (220 pounds with some weight to lose ;-P) are the stock P-SL0 wheels going to be durable enough? I'm not looking to do any racing it's really only going to be for exercise and I want to train for a century in the near future. At my weight, I understand that having more spokes is generally better? I would rather sell these wheels while they are still reasonably new so I can use that money toward and upgrade (or maybe just a cross-grade made for the heavier rider).

I was looking at the Vision Trimax Pro Clinchers which I can get for $419.99. Would these be a downgrade or upgrage or neither? Also, any other recommendations around this price range?

Thanks in advance!

http://www.performancebike.com/webapp/w ... 5823_-1___

letap73
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Re: Replacing 2012 Giant TCR Advanced 0 Wheels

Postby letap73 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 19:37 pm

I would consider handbuilts rather than factory wheels for your purpose. Contact this guy for advice:
http://paolocoppo.drupalgardens.com/contact

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ugo.santalucia
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Re: Replacing 2012 Giant TCR Advanced 0 Wheels

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Jan 18, 2013 19:39 pm

MrGardocky wrote:Hello all, first post here on the forums.

I am new to road cycling but I've grown up on bikes all my life. I got into it for exercise and so far I'm loving it. I jumped right in and got a 2012 Giant TCR Advanced 0 since I got a really good deal on it here at my LBS. I know its probably more bike than I need, but I'm a sucker for nicer things and the deal was really good.

My question is that for a heavy rider (220 pounds with some weight to lose ;-P) are the stock P-SL0 wheels going to be durable enough? I'm not looking to do any racing it's really only going to be for exercise and I want to train for a century in the near future. At my weight, I understand that having more spokes is generally better? I would rather sell these wheels while they are still reasonably new so I can use that money toward and upgrade (or maybe just a cross-grade made for the heavier rider).

I was looking at the Vision Trimax Pro Clinchers which I can get for $419.99. Would these be a downgrade or upgrage or neither? Also, any other recommendations around this price range?

Thanks in advance!

http://www.performancebike.com/webapp/w ... 5823_-1___


They are the wrong wheels for you. You need 32 spokes, solid hubs and somewhat stiff rims... They don't need be expensive... In GBP 200 to 250


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