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High end clincher wheelsets...(5 posts)

High end clincher wheelsets...fractured00
Jun 15, 2001 12:42 AM
Which one to get?

im looking at:
Campy nucleon (some say its too stiff)
Ksyriums (good reviews all around)
Rolf Sestriere (lighter than mavic, good reviews)
Spinergy Xaero (haven't heard much on this)

This will not be my race set, so they will see more all around use. I live in hilly terrain. The main factors are weight, comfort, resonable stiffness, and durability.

Thanks for opinions!
Oh yeah, I'm running campy 10spd. nmfractured00
Jun 15, 2001 12:48 AM
Talk to Joe YoungCima Coppi
Jun 15, 2001 7:57 AM
I had a set of FiR SC 170 Grid TI built with the Campy Record 10 hubs (32 hole) built by Joe. They are my training wheelset, and are bomb proof. Not much can match handbuilt wheels, plus if you break a spoke, you will not have to wait weeks while the wheel is sent to the manufacturer for repair. I live in Colorado, where climbing is a way of life, but the weight of my wheels is very good for this. I would use only your options listed above for racing.

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Joe really knows his wheels. Good luck!! (nm)Mike Prince
Jun 15, 2001 9:58 AM
factory repair???C-40
Jun 16, 2001 10:14 AM
Where do you guys get the idea that factory repair is required for a broken spoke? Replacement spoke are available for any of these wheels. I was smart enough to order one of each length for my Ksyriums, just in case. If one breaks, it can be replaced as easy as any.

I do agree that for the money, a good set of custom built wheels will always be the best value for everyday use.