Shimano RS10s

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KingOfTheTailwind
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Shimano RS10s

Postby KingOfTheTailwind » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:28 am

There's an unused pair of these on Gumtree at the minute. They are being sold with Vittoria Rubino tyres for £90.00.

Does that seem a fair price?

Would the wheels/tyres be much of an improvement from the standard "B'Twin Sport" on my Triban 3?

The tyres on the Triban are terryfying in the wet. And I think I've noticed a good amount of flex in the front wheel.

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Re: Shimano RS10s

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:38 am

No, they will be just another set of crappy wheels, I am afraid... the price also is unrealistic, you can almost buy them new with tyres for 90 pounds

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Re: Shimano RS10s

Postby Mr Dog » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:40 am

Have a pair as winter wheels. The hubs are easy to service and the rims are ok. My advice would be to save your cash as the difference would so slight you'd hardly notice. The tyres on the rs10's are of little improvement too. Get a decent set of winter tyres instead.
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Re: Shimano RS10s

Postby lc1981 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:45 am

RS10s came supplied with my new road bike, bought in the summer. I was really happy with them until the weekend, when I checked the rims and realised that they were almost worn out after 5,000 km. This might have more to do with the fact that I was using stock brake pads that were probably too hard, not to mention last year's weather, than with the quality of the rims, but I won't be buying another set to find out.

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Re: Shimano RS10s

Postby keef66 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:47 am

You can get the wheels for £95 at Ribble at the mo but if the tyres and tubes are also brand new they might cost you another £35...

Whether they would be a noticeable upgrade to you is another matter. Mine have stayed true over 5 years and the hubs are fairly well sealed and easy to service, but they are a low spoke count and even I can get them to flex if I really stomp on the pedals.

I'd spend the money on a pair of Conti 4 Seasons for your current wheels

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Re: Shimano RS10s

Postby KingOfTheTailwind » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:05 pm

Cheers for the replies. I'll stick with the wheels and go for 4 Seasons or similar.

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Re: Shimano RS10s

Postby goffski » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:38 pm

A couple of issues after Cycling Active reviewed the Triban 3 they did an article on upgrading the bike and i'm sure in their budget upgrade option the added the RS10 but could well have been the RS20's?


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