How crap are these wheels/ worth upgrading

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How crap are these wheels/ worth upgrading

Postby boogi11 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 18:48 pm

Hi all, I have the following specs

Rims: Reparto Corse Versus

Front Hub: Fac Michelin Racing

Rear Hub: Fac Michelin Racing

Spokes: Inox 2mm

Now this will become my winter bike after feb 2014 but is it worth spending max 250 on a new wheel set to see me till then, few big sportives this year.will it make a difference. Any suggestions, campag 10speed


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Re: How crap are these wheels/ worth upgrading

Postby PeteMadoc » Tue Feb 26, 2013 09:46 am

Probably not worth upgrading. Just run them into the ground and replace when worn out. Save your money for the new bike purchase.

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Re: How crap are these wheels/ worth upgrading

Postby thecycleclinic » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:32 am

You have the perfect wet weather wheels, why change.

If you want new lighter wheels. Velocity A23 front rim, velocity A23 off centre rim rear on Miche hubs laced with Sapim Double butted spokes like the Lasers or Race spokes depending on your weight. Spoke count of 28 on the front and 32 on the rear work well for most. If you are very light less spokes could be used but if you are 100+kg pls a 36 spoke rear wheel and a 32 spoke front would be good. Miche hubs come with campagnolo 9/10/11 speed hubs.

Your current wheels are fine though. -wheel building and other stuff.

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