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HELP! Which wheelset should I pick?(6 posts)

HELP! Which wheelset should I pick?ArvinC
Mar 11, 2003 7:22 PM
Hello everyone. I currently have an Ultegra/Mavic CXP21 wheelset that came with my Kestrel Talon. I am looking for a replacement wheelset for fast spring/summer riding. I've narrowed it down to the Cane Creek Areohead, the Shimano R540 or the Mavic Cosmos wheelsets.

I am most concerned with quality of the hubs and the ability of the wheel to remain true longer. Anyone have nay thoughts about which way I should go?

Thanks for any input!
go with the mavics..the bull
Mar 11, 2003 7:29 PM
check out totalcycling.com there selling them there for around 230 bucks.
I think Yes and No.sprockets2
Mar 12, 2003 9:16 AM
Well, that is a heck of a price if that is real. You can often not get a run-of-the-mill wheelset for less than that. OTOH, the Mavic wheels that are not Ksyriums are not known for their super hubs-some bearing problems,etc.-so there may be some risk there.

A slightly more expensive option-maybe-is to do wheels with the appropriate Campy or Shimano hubs and nice Mavic rims. You can spec the spokes, lacing, etc. and get a bit more custom.
what I use..the bull
Mar 12, 2003 10:04 AM
every day:ultega hubs 3x spokes frt and rear (36)open pro rims
race:richey zero-light cheap and stiff enough for my 150lbs weight.
would like a set of zipps but not till I get out of the 4's
I see too many wheel sets getting messed up at races to spend alot of dough on one at the moment.My team is going to have a chance to get a set of mavic ssc sl k's for 400 or so I might pick up a pair but I dont really need them.
For 200$...PeterRider
Mar 12, 2003 5:22 PM
... you get Dura-ace/open pro from Performance, using the 20% current coupon.

Pierre
Given your requirementsKerry
Mar 12, 2003 5:33 PM
You could get Record/Aerohead for $305, DA/Aerohead or Chorus/Aerohead for $276, or Ultegra/Aerohead for $195 (current Colorado Cyclist prices). These wheels are at least comparable to the ones you're looking at and will be easy to maintain, always have spare parts available, etc. The only reason not to get them over your current candidates is the feeling of "exclusivity" which only you can value.