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New Wheelset(8 posts)

New Wheelsetfloortiger
Jan 18, 2003 11:25 AM
I want to upgrade my wheels and when I talked to my LBS, they laughed at a price of $225 and said that I would need to spend much more than that. My question is why and what is wrong with Colorado Cyclist's wheel build of Mavic Open Pro rims and Ultegra hubs for under $225? Thanks.
re: New Wheelsetwheelsucker
Jan 18, 2003 1:36 PM
nothings wrong with the cc wheelset if that's what you want. I find that the LBS is sometimes overpriced when compared to CC,Performance, etc. But then again I think that they depend on the Rec cyclist for most of their $$ and not hardcore riders,racers, or people who simply know how to comparison shop on the internet. The only thing the lbs does for me is true my wheels and odd maintenance, I do all the easy stuff myself. If the wheels from cc are what you want then get them, forget what the lbs says.
re: New WheelsetBenR
Jan 18, 2003 4:13 PM
The set of open pros I bought from cc were well built and best bang for your buck that there is. If you spend $50? more you could probably get some much lighter, more aero spokes and some lighter alloy nipples for a decent set of race wheels, or just wheels that respond better and are more fun to ride. I wouldn't trust your lbs.
re: New Wheelsetaltidude
Jan 19, 2003 7:17 AM
Your LBS is full of it. Many , many people have had great experiences with both excelsports and CC custom built road wheels. I have had a pair of CC wheels built using Mavic CXP-33 rims for 18 months now and still as true as they day they arrived and I check my spoke tensions and dish on a monthly basis. Best bang for the buck going IMO, built as well as wheels from Dave thomas or Joe Young but cost hundreds of dollars less. Best of all, these custom built wheels can easily be retrued or worked on at any respectable LBS if you ever do have a problem with them, unlike many of the prebuilts like campy Eurus or Mavic ksyriums which are strung at such high spoke tensions that if you ever do bust a spoke or need to retrue your wheels good luck getting them back up to the same tension as the other spokes without sending them back to the manufacturer.
LBS may be right ...Ping_Pong
Jan 20, 2003 5:49 AM
if your current set of wheels are Open pro rims on 105.
re: New WheelsetBanky
Jan 20, 2003 9:47 AM
sent in my hubs to CC and they rebuilt with CXP33's and alloy nipples $205. The wheels are excellent. I have had them for 4 years now and minimal maintenance has been needed. Purchased Some K's but still use the CXP's for training.Later for the LBS.
similar dilemmaIwannapodiumgirl
Jan 20, 2003 10:35 PM
I am looking at getting a pair of training wheels - my current ride are Campagnolo Neutrons.

I asked my LBS to build me a pair of Campagnolo hubs with Open Pros - they told me it would be cheaper to buy a pair of Campagnolo Scirrocos, and they are correct.

Chorus hubs/open pros = A$625

Scirrocos = A$410

Hope this helps.
What you think about your Neutrons?BenR
Jan 21, 2003 3:53 PM
I need a pair of race wheels but am on a budget. I know they are pretty light. How about stiffness and reliability? Are they relatively aero for a shallow rim? I don't care about comfort. Are they worth $400 if I found a used pair? I need one set to do everything - road races, crits, time trials. Am I better off building up a slightly heavier but more aero wheelset for roughly same price? Let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks.