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10spd compatible wheels, which are and what about them?(1 post)

10spd compatible wheels, which are and what about them?Alpine
May 10, 2001 10:11 PM
I just won an eBay auction for a 2001 Chorus 10spd group (minus the hubs) and plan to buy all of the other components online.

I'd like to know if the Rolf Sestriere, Velo Max Ascent and Spinergy Xaero rear hubs are really as compatible with 10spd as the Campy Nucleon and Electron wheels.
I can't afford to drop the cash on a wheelset to find that it "sorta works". Ten speed is tight already and I want as close to flawless shifting as possible.
Spill the beans on the above and also here are my thoughts on the wheels mentioned above.
I know if I don't mention the Mavic Ksyriums, someone will. I don't want them no matter how good they are. I ride over many exposed mountain passes on a routine basis. Almost every ride in fact. There are frequent wind shear/gusts and the last thing I want on a descent in such conditions is a high profile rim. And now on to the contenders:
The Sestrieres have good reviews but it seems their 10spd compat. version is relatively new. I like that they come with skewers and are trued conventionally. Very light apparently too.
Velo Max Ascents are very well liked too but that rear hub looks like a two year replacement with that narrow flange on the drive side. I could be wrong but how long have these wheels been out? Their 10spd version seems like a recent addition too and I want something with the bugs already ironed out.
Spinergy Xaeros look nice fer sure but they aren't on the review page and I've heard nothing about how they are working out. I know the other Spinergy semi-regular spoked wheels don't review well but these seem like they were designed from a different approach. I'd like to see some reviews though.
The factory Campy Nucleons and Electrons are in the mix as well. Light and no question regarding compatibility. I'm surprised there are no reviews for the Electrons though. Record hubs and a nice price. I'd think that there would be many reviews with that combination. Are the Electrons worthy?