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Feedback on wheels built by Colorado Cyclist or Excel Sports(10 posts)

Feedback on wheels built by Colorado Cyclist or Excel Sportstmac13
Jun 19, 2002 1:00 PM
Can anyone share their experiences with hand built wheels from either of these companies?
re: I like mine from ExcelMike Prince
Jun 19, 2002 2:13 PM
Got 'em last year. Their Cirrus wheelset, DA hubs/OP rims/DT Revo's, 14/15 db on drive side. I weigh 200 lbs and they have needed very little (none) maintenance in 6000 miles so far. I would buy another set without hesitation.

re: Feedback on wheels built by Colorado Cyclist or Excel Sportsslater
Jun 19, 2002 4:05 PM
I can't say enough about then Colorado Cyclist wheels. I have a pair of Dura Ace / Open Pro wheels with 8,500 miles of racing, training, and adventure riding on them and they are as true as the day I got them in 1995! Additionally, they have never been touched by a spoke wrench!!!!
Excel Cirrus have been ecellent...n.m.koala
Jun 19, 2002 4:26 PM
favorable experience with CC wheelsDaveG
Jun 19, 2002 4:33 PM
I've had two sets of CC wheels. One set Ultegra hubs with Mavic Reflex, 14/15 spokes. Nicely built with good, even tension. Put in ~6000 miles until a local wrench cracked some rear rim eyelets with a bad truing job. I recently bought a set from CC with Chorus hubs, Open Pros and 14/15. Limited miles so far but seem well-built. Of course a good local builder can be a great way to go but it will likely be more expensive.
Excel, Record hubs, OP rims, DT spokes - nice wheels - nmMcAndrus
Jun 19, 2002 5:22 PM
re: Feedback on wheels built by Colorado Cyclist or Excel SportsJuanmoretime
Jun 20, 2002 5:31 AM
I usually build my own wheels. I bought a set of mountain bike wheels from Excel a year ago. They could build them cheaper than I could and funds were tight. The wheels I had built were Mavic 517's laced three a cross with DT revolution spokes and alloy nipples to XTR hubs. When they came the were very true and tight. The shipping containers they sent them in was great also. Considering what A wheel goes through mountain biking plus these are some very light wheels, I'm very pleased. I have not had to true the front and only touch up the rear a couple of times. No broken spokes or nipples.

I feel either company will build you a decent wheel plus any hand built wheel is much better than a machine built.
re: Feedback on wheels built by Colorado Cyclist or Excel SportsLeroy
Jun 20, 2002 8:58 AM
Excel Sports Chorus/Open Pro set works perfectly. Over a year and still true. No problems.
good experience with CCDrD
Jun 20, 2002 9:33 AM
Bought a set of DA hubs, cxp-33 rims, 14/15db spokes built 3 cross about a year and a half ago - with the exception of needing to add a bit of tension on the rear wheel (I popped a non-drive side spoke on the rear wheel while climbing 6 or 7 months ago - added a bit more tension all around, and have had no troubles since), they have been great! Other than the tensioning, I have never had to true them (and at 210lbs, I am not very gentle on wheels)
good experience with Excelpat1
Jun 21, 2002 7:43 AM
I had excel build Cxp 33's laced to King Hubs. Over 1000 flawless miles. Perfect build, great service, quick shipping. I ordered the wheels from CA on a Wednesday, and they arrived Monday.