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Budget wheels!

Postby declan1 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 16:20 pm

Hello!

I've been trying to decide what budget wheels to get for the past few weeks.

I have a very small budget. Around £100.

Looking at perhaps Shimano R500s. Anybody have these? If so are they any good?

I would love to get a set of Neuvation M28X Aeros, but I can't find a UK supplier anywhere... :(

Thanks for any input!

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Re: Budget wheels!

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Feb 27, 2013 16:50 pm

Not the Shimano... they are agricultural
Stretch it to 150 and get the Planet X AL 30... or talk to a builder for the lowest possible good quality set up... kind of 150 too for 105 hubs on Rigida Chrina

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Re: Budget wheels!

Postby mitchgixer6 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 17:02 pm

Yeah I agree with Paolo. I have both the R500 and the AL30's. Both seem pretty sturdy but the Planety X have a noticeable zipp about them.

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Re: Budget wheels!

Postby PianoMan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 17:40 pm

If they're still available do a Google search for "Miche Mach 1 Versus - they're also 30mm deep like the PX ones and come with 28 spokes front and rear. They're like army tanks but I'd trust them over any of the worst potholes here in Lancashire, plus they're very serviceable with all the parts being available individually.

As long as you don't put heavy tyres on they'll zip along perfectly well, at least until you start hankering after proper deep race wheels :D

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Re: Budget wheels!

Postby declan1 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 18:19 pm

mitchgixer6 wrote:Yeah I agree with Paolo. I have both the R500 and the AL30's. Both seem pretty sturdy but the Planety X have a noticeable zipp about them.


I was looking at the AL30s. Do you think they're worth saving the extra for?

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Re: Budget wheels!

Postby mroli » Wed Feb 27, 2013 19:24 pm

Generally I bow to Ugo's wisdom in matters round and wheel shaped, but you can get the Shim r500s from Ribble for about £70 (altho just noticed out of stock atm) and at that price, I think they're good value. The AL30s are also out of stock and if you are on a proper budget.... The R501s are about £80.

Those Miche ones are £90 at ribble - but I don't know what they're like: http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... snawhhr150

Another 10% off with XTRA10 code too - so £82.

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Re: Budget wheels!

Postby declan1 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 19:29 pm

Just noticed I can get the R500s from Merlin for £78. I'm very tempted right now...

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Re: Budget wheels!

Postby smidsy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 19:33 pm

What is wrong with the current wheels.

The R500's are not an upgrade of anything (unless its broken, in which case they are only a replacement).

Even at £80 they are still the same agricultural wheels that Ugo pointed out to you.
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Re: Budget wheels!

Postby declan1 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 19:43 pm

smidsy wrote:What is wrong with the current wheels.

The R500's are not an upgrade of anything (unless its broken, in which case they are only a replacement).

Even at £80 they are still the same agricultural wheels that Ugo pointed out to you.


I think the rims on my current wheels are on their way out, plus the hubs seem to be completely beyond repair.

I also want a better looking wheelset. My current (MA-2) doesn't really look right on a modern bike.

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