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Wheelsets(2 posts)

Jun 8, 2001 1:39 PM
What are the lightess wheelsets, I can choose from, for a Hybrid bicycle?
Strange questionKerry Irons
Jun 10, 2001 2:53 PM
Assuming your hybrid uses 700c wheels, then you could put any wheelset on it that has the same rear over-locknut-spacing. (typically 130mm). That means you could use something like a Campy Nucleon ($660 per set - 1625 gm) or Zipp 404 ($1000 per set - 1520 gm - tubular tires only). However, why would you want to put wheels on your bike that are probably worth much more than the bike, and certainly not suited to the general use of a hybrid? On the other hand, the best wheels for a hybrid might be more like some Sun or MAVIC MA3 rims at around 500 gm for the rims, and then built up into wheels. But unless the original wheels are trashed, even this seems like putting pretty good stuff on what is typically a pretty inexpensive bike. May not be worth it.