|Campy Nuc wheels for everyday use?||JohnG|
Jun 21, 2001 10:25 AM
|Just curious what the wheel gurus thought of using Nuc (clincher) wheels for every day "sport" use. I'm guessing about 3K miles/year on this wheelset. I'm 150# and not too hard on the equipment. Also, would the round spoke version be a better choice for non race use? |
|why not?||Jack S|
Jun 21, 2001 11:22 AM
|these are b!tchin' strong wheels... the only problem comes if you break a spoke (which I've seen happen once), but LBS can order replacements or you can get them from Branford (bladed are a little more $). Electrons aren't a bad choice either, but I would NOT get the Protons (new 2001 with non-HPW hub or old 1998 models that were prone to fail; 1999 is OK because it is essentially the same as the Electron).|
Jun 22, 2001 8:28 AM
|They're fantastic wheels and I use them every day I go out which is about 4 times a week. I have the bladed spoke version and I suggest the same to you.
As one LBS owner told my brother: "Just throw em on and forget about them".
Pretty light (1580g for the set) and strong and I weigh 190lbs. 800 miles on them and still true. By the end of the season I should have close to 3000 miles and I'll bet they'll still be true.
You can pick them up at Totalcycling.com for less than $600 delivered (probably about $550). Talk to your LBS rep. They might be able to do something for you. The price of them have come down due to the very strong $$$ against the Lira (and Euro). Plus, this country is Mavic crazy. Mavics are good wheels but they're not Campy.
|1200 miles on mine...||Ken|
Jun 22, 2001 11:36 AM
|and still going strong. They're so strong and durable that I'm even considering a pair for my touring bike. Don't think it'll happen though. My tourer uses Shimano drive train components. But the Nukes are really that good. |
|did anyone here weigh their set?||JohnG|
Jun 22, 2001 7:18 PM
|Just curious if the advertised weight is accurate. |
|1200 miles on mine...||ColnagoFE|
Jun 25, 2001 10:23 AM
|in all fairness...1200 miles is hardly the test of whether they will hold up over the long run (10k or so).|
Jun 22, 2001 11:42 AM
|Open Pros w/Record hubs and Revolution spokes will weigh less at about half the price. And if you really want light, go with the Hugi hubs.|
Jun 25, 2001 10:26 AM
|I was quoted about $600 (with casette and record hubs) for a similar wheel by a reputable builder. I can get Nucs or Ksyriums from one of those Irish mailorder places for about $500. Then again I can get a much better deal at Excel on the same set of wheels, but I'm not sure I trust the builder there upon having a bad set of OP wheels from them before.|| |