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Which Wheels??samson1
Apr 18, 2002 3:09 AM
I was wondering if anyone had advice/experience with either Shimano WH/R535s or the Bontrager Select wheels. I am 73kg and class my self as a bit of a weekend warrior who also likes to ride at least 3 days during the week to keep in shape (no racing). the roads of course round here are compplete crap and the bike track recently built is not much better-no cars of course!I climb plenty of hills during my regular ride so am looking for a strong durable stiff wheel set that is of course lite and aero. Can anyone confirm deny that the grease in shimano hubs is less than inspiring (to Lite?) Any views much appreciated
re: Which Wheels??Thoth2
Apr 18, 2002 7:42 AM
Not sure, I have no experience w/ those wheels (sorry). One of my teamates uses the Bontrager Race X-lites (I think that's what they're called) and he really likes them. He's a 185lb Cat 2 so he can really stress his wheels. I have another cat 2 friend who bought the Shimano 105 paired spoke wheels and he hates them b/c the spokes ping constantly and are resistant to tensioning.

Here's my own question that fits this topic. Which wheels for a 158lbs road racer for racing and training - Campy Eurus or Mavic Ksyrium SSL's? Other wheel suggestions appreciated. They need to be Record 10 compatible though. I don't want to have to buy Wheels Manufacturing cassettes for both sets of wheels (I do that for my Spinergy Rex-x team lites).
Have a look at theseLeGrimper
Apr 18, 2002 4:09 PM
For racing I have a set of Bill Shook 350's. A set is 1300g and fast as you like. I dont train on them as they are strictly for best but hold up well during racing.

I train on an OpenPro and like you have a set of Spinergy Rev-X and Cosmic for TT.

I have used Ksyrium and although they are nice I dont really rate them. Expensive too. For all-around, yep, they are fine but for the same money, more or less, you can have two specialist sets, one for training, one for racing and the difference between the OpenPros and the 350's in huge.

Light, low spoke count will always be more delicate than heavy, multiple spoked wheels but if you use the ol grey matter there is never really a problem.

Especially up hill!

Le Grimp.
Have a look at theseThoth2
Apr 19, 2002 6:01 AM
Thanks, I'll check them out. Hmm...a set of 350's w/ bladed spokes...
re: Which Wheels??samson1
Apr 21, 2002 11:54 PM
Sorry - can't help you But thanks for your suggestions