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opinions on wheelsetshugokim
Aug 8, 2001 6:52 PM
I'm interested in purchasing a road wheelset for training rides. I'd appreciate any opinions on the Mavic Cosmos, Shimano R535 and Rolf Vectors. I would also welcome any other suggestions and past experience with these three companies.

re: opinions on wheelsetsdavet
Aug 8, 2001 8:40 PM
I have three wheelsets that I use; Rolf Vector, Shimano 535, and Mavic Cosmic Pro. The Mavic is the sexiest and probably the best. The Shimano is relatively heavy and a SOB to put tires on. I would NOT want to get a flat on the road. I really like the Vectors. They are stiff, durable as hell (over 1000 miles, 0 maintenance necessary) and climb well.
re: opinions on wheelsetsjason in nh
Aug 9, 2001 3:44 AM
when looking at new wheels I looked at all of those. plus some more. Wound up with the vector pros. they are the way to go. Sorta heavy. but wind up nicely and roll fast.
If you get the vectors don't waste your money on the comps or the straight up vectors. I hear that their quality is more of a hassle than anything
re: opinions on wheelsets5ive
Aug 9, 2001 4:12 AM
Davet is absolutely correct about Shimano R535. It's a beast and a half to put tires on that sucker (especially Axial Pros). He's also correct about them being heavy. The front is not too bad, but the rear wheel probably weighs quite a bit more than other wheelsets you listed. I do praise their durability though. Mine took the beating and stayed true for 4000 miles. They are quite stiff but despite shimano's claim, I don't think they're all that aero. I think you will find them marginal at best. I think you can find a cheaper set of openpro/cxp laced up to ultegra hubs that rides just as well if not better. Hope this helps.