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Anyone riding Excel Sports wheels?(9 posts)

Anyone riding Excel Sports wheels?Tony Edwards
Nov 12, 2001 5:23 AM
I am currently deployed to a classified location in the Middle East by the AF, and am shopping for a new toy to buy upon my return - your tax dollars at work!

I am thinking of buying a Dura-Ace (or, more likely, Chorus) build kit for my VaMoots frameset. I currently have 8-speed Chorus on the bike and would like to strip its kit and reinstall it on my beloved De Rosa Professional, which sits in a box for lack of parts (I cannibalized for the Moots). I figure I can drop serious weight on the Moots and get a second bike in the bargain.

I am debating between Colorado Cyclist and Excel. I have had very good luck with CC wheels and service in the past but am looking for opinions on Excel wheels as well. Excel is a hair more expensive when you compare apples to apples, but they sell some stuff I would like to use that CC lacks.

Anyone have any inputs on this? Thanks!
re: Anyone riding Excel Sports wheels?davidl
Nov 12, 2001 7:08 AM
I am riding a set of Open Pro/Chorus hubs/ Conti GP 3000 Excel Sports wheels. Well built - good service - No problems - good wheels: I recommend them.
same hereColnagoFE
Nov 12, 2001 10:28 AM
riding what they call their "Cirrus" wheelset though a Record hub instead of D/a--for racing/special events--not for everyday wheels. Basically a Open pro rim w/ revs on all but rear driveside which is 14/15, alloy nips. I do live in Boulder though so I can trot them down to xcel if they did screw something up.
Similar experienceCol. Hackworth
Nov 12, 2001 11:05 AM
Yep, riding Chorus 10sp with 32h Open Pros. They did a great job and the price was great; about $100 less than my LBS.

BTW, thanks for your service to the Country.
re: Anyone riding Excel Sports wheels?S.F.G.
Nov 12, 2001 11:41 AM
also deployed to a classified loction. Just had my wife break down and mail me my road bike, MPS is a wonderful thing. I'm 200 lbs give or take a beer and have over 1500 miles on a set of Dura-ace Cirrus's have not had to touch them. so I guess job well done.
I would not have thought of that!Tony Edwards
Nov 12, 2001 9:41 PM
It had not even occurred to me to try to get a bike here (though in my location it would not be worth it anyway, especially not working 6 ten-hour days a week)! Actually I have toyed with the idea of getting S&S couplings (or whatever they are calling them nowadays) for my De Rosa, which would certainly make this more realistic. I flew here commercial, which limited cargo, but others here with palletized cargo brought everything from video game consoles to golf clubs, so I guess a bike would not be out of line either!
it's here!S.F.G.
Nov 17, 2001 11:46 AM
Bike made it in one piece, well four boxes really. It came in two days ago, she now has about 40 more miles on 'er. I am so sucking wind, two months on my butt in a tent ain't good for training.
Two Excel Wheelsets. Very Happy.Wheels
Nov 12, 2001 6:52 PM
I own two sets of Excel built wheels. I would highly recommend them as a builder.
re: Anyone riding Excel Sports wheels?tarwheel
Nov 15, 2001 10:08 AM
I bought a Gios from Excel in June, with Chorus hubs and Open Pro wheels. No problems in 3,000 miles, although I did have a spoke loosen after about 1,500 miles and needed the rear wheel trued slightly at the same time -- but I consider that normal maintenance. Excel is very good to work with and stand behind their products.