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Newbie needs wheel advice(8 posts)

Newbie needs wheel adviceThe Preacher
Jan 30, 2003 10:18 AM
I'm a veteran MTBer, but just started road biking last year. Was thinking of upgrading the wheelset on my Giant OCR 2. I weigh about 180 lbs. Any issues I should be aware of with alternative spoke lacings... paired, low-spoke radials, etc.? Also don't want to spend a fortune. Was looking at the Alex wheelsets on Supergo. Any tips would be appreciated!
Standard Answer: Ultegra & Mavic OP, 14/15 3X all around.nmSpunout
Jan 30, 2003 10:47 AM
2nd that. I'm 195 and its cheap and strong and light enough. nmniteschaos
Jan 30, 2003 11:59 AM
Thanks for your help. What about Cosmos?The Preacher
Jan 31, 2003 9:09 AM
It looks like Cosmos are the next generation OPs, yes?
Thanks for your help. What about Cosmos?atpjunkie
Jan 31, 2003 3:13 PM
Cosmos are more Aero I think. Just get the O/P's or if you want a little stronger get the velocity aeroheads w/Ultegra hubs. both can be had for around 2 bills
was thinking Cosmicsatpjunkie
Jan 31, 2003 3:18 PM
Cosmos is Mavic recreational level wheel. A good wheel but not as good as an O/P Ultegra. Go 32 spoke 3x, I think the Cosmos are 24 or 28. Coming from an MTB background and being large could work against these wheels
was thinking CosmicsS-U-B
Jan 31, 2003 6:47 PM
I have a pair of cosmos, they are a good wheel but I would go with the OP's. The cosmos are not more aero if that was the comment made earlier, not sure. They are a basic box rim. Anyone have any experience with the amclassic 350's? those are a light set of wheels.
was thinking Cosmicsatpjunkie
Jan 31, 2003 7:37 PM
yes, not more aero. was thinking of the Cosmics which are. hence the title.