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boogi11
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What makes a better wheel?

Postby boogi11 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 09:10 am

With a little of my Xmas money I would like to buy a new wheel set, but looking on ribbles site, there are lots to choose from for under 150. Are any of these better than the reparto corse versus hats on he bike at the mo for instance

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... odiwhfr220

Or

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... talwhfr130

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Mike39496
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Re: What makes a better wheel?

Postby Mike39496 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:45 am

boogi11 wrote:With a little of my Xmas money I would like to buy a new wheel set, but looking on ribbles site, there are lots to choose from for under 150. Are any of these better than the reparto corse versus hats on he bike at the mo for instance

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... odiwhfr220

Or

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... talwhfr130


I'd save your money and buy a better wheelset, that way you'll notice a difference. These two sets are standard or very close to standard on all the ribble bikes.

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Re: What makes a better wheel?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:08 pm

boogi11 wrote:With a little of my Xmas money I would like to buy a new wheel set, but looking on ribbles site, there are lots to choose from for under 150. Are any of these better than the reparto corse versus hats on he bike at the mo for instance

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... odiwhfr220

Or

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... talwhfr130


I can't think of a worse wheelset than one with 20/24 spokes that weighs 2 Kg... really, either keep saving, or spend the money in the pub, both options are better than the Rodi.
I routinely build sets around 200 pounds mark with 32 spokes front and rear which are lighter than those

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Monty Dog
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Re: What makes a better wheel?

Postby Monty Dog » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:08 pm

Save your money for something better - they're both pretty heavy. Aim for something lighter than 1500g/pair and you'll notice a perceptible difference in how they'll feel.
Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..

boogi11
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Re: What makes a better wheel?

Postby boogi11 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:23 pm

Thanks for advice, think u will stick to pan a, keep bianchi as winter bike, and great myself to something a bit special in the summer

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Re: What makes a better wheel?

Postby pb21 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 13:37 pm

Wise thinking.


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