Wheel upgrade

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andy 3654
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Wheel upgrade

Postby andy 3654 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 22:19 pm

Hello once again, just looking for advice on what would be a good upgrade for the wheels I have
I ride a Giant defy comp 2 with their own PR-2'S. I'm not overly bothered about being as light as a feather but want something that will be stable and have confidence with. Sticking with 23 tryes as well don't know if that will make much difference.
Thanks in advance and hope every one had good festive period.

ChrisAOnABike
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Tue Jan 08, 2013 22:26 pm

Interested in any replies myself. Not really looking to upgrade, but I have the PR-2s too, I'd be curious to know how they stack up.
Is the gorilla tired yet?

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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby SmoggySteve » Tue Jan 08, 2013 22:26 pm

How much are you willing to pay?

andy 3654
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby andy 3654 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 22:29 pm

about £500

SmoggySteve
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby SmoggySteve » Tue Jan 08, 2013 22:41 pm

Fulcrum 3s

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ugo.santalucia
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Jan 09, 2013 06:59 am

If you want wheels that feel stable, yet are light, 23 mm rims are for you... This is a good one and at your budget you can afford quality hubs too...

http://paolocoppo.drupalgardens.com/con ... -good-rims

Wobblehead
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby Wobblehead » Wed Jan 09, 2013 07:16 am

If you can stretch to £570, Fulcrum 1 from Merlin

EarlyGo
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby EarlyGo » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:21 am

With that budget, handbuilts are surely the way ahead? Purpose built for your requirements and with a set of 'hubs for life'!

Reagards, EarlyGo

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ugo.santalucia
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:10 am

EarlyGo wrote:With that budget, handbuilts are surely the way ahead? Purpose built for your requirements and with a set of 'hubs for life'!

Reagards, EarlyGo


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Hubmeister
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby Hubmeister » Wed Jan 09, 2013 19:26 pm

Shimano RS80's,had mine for 2 years, done loads of miles on them, solid,reasonably lightweight & easy to service.
Should have plenty of change for some good tyres too.

domgears
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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby domgears » Fri Jan 11, 2013 08:52 am

Wobblehead wrote:If you can stretch to £570, Fulcrum 1 from Merlin


/\ This or one step further, can get Fulcrum Racing Zeros for 595 Euros from bike-discount.de

I have had Racing 3s on a previous bike, excellent bombproof wheels, I am now using the Zeros which I got from the very same site, amazing wheels, bombproof, light and sexy, what more could you wish for.

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Re: Wheel upgrade

Postby lostboysaint » Fri Jan 11, 2013 08:59 am

Handbuilts.
Trail fun - Transition Bandit
Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur
Allround - Cotic Solaris


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