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Axel AXL 600 wheels(3 posts)

Axel AXL 600 wheelswilki5
Dec 17, 2002 1:34 PM
Recently saw these on a couple of websites. Wondering if anyone has riden them or seen a review about them?
re: Axel AXL 600 wheels-meant Alex ALX 600wilki5
Dec 17, 2002 1:37 PM
I'm dyslexic I think.
Alex 300JaeP
Dec 17, 2002 4:55 PM
I'm 6'1" and 235 lbs. and I'm wary of the newer low spoke count wheelsets. All my bikes have good stout wheels: 32 and 36 hole rims, 3 cross with 14g spokes. I bought the lower priced Alex 300 wheelset in October because I was too lazy to build up another wheelset. The Alex 300 uses the same "shared spoke" technology that Rolf uses only with more spokes. The Alex 300 uses 24 in the front and 28 in the rear. They're light and strong. What more can you want from a wheelset? I feel confident sprinting and bombing down a mountain and all this for the amazing low price of $149.00 at Supergo!

The only negative thing I have to say about the Alex 300 is that the rubber seal around the sealed rear bearings make a squeaking noise when I turn the wheel. I can hear this when my bike is on my workstand and I'm lubing the chain. However, there is no noise when I pedal the bike "forward" to wipe away the excess chain lube and I don't hear it when I'm out riding on the road.