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which wheels?donalson
Apr 8, 2001 4:12 PM

well i'm looking for a CHEAP set of training wheels and these are the best deals i've found

Shimano 105/Mavic CXP-21 Wheelset $129.00 full specs are located here

Real Velocity 700c Wheelset $149.00 full specs here

I'm on a tight budget but want some good wheels for my 260LBS body...don't wanta hafta true em every ride and such, and want them to last a pretty good while...yes i as a lot but of the 2 which is the better wheelset?


PS if anyone knows where i can get a similar or better deal let me know :)
36 spokes is better for 260 lbs...dave
Apr 8, 2001 4:39 PM
Neither wheelset has 36 spokes, which is probably what you should have for your weight. 32 may be OK on the front, but it's risky on the rear.
re: which wheels?Lugie
Apr 8, 2001 4:39 PM
Heads up on these wheels.
The CPX series are intended to be ridden on smooth pavement- I mean
smooth as glass. I had a pair that came with a New specialized last
year. After one ride on chipsealed roads (typical highway pavement)
they were out of true and had a hop (Not the easter bunny).
There not intended for hill climbing either as I've found out.
For a few dollars more:
Try Mavic MA3 rims they will not let you down for training.
see also...Gary
Apr 9, 2001 9:58 AM
the discussion just a few below you...wheelset of the heavyset