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Gipiemme wheels...any good? nm(6 posts)

Gipiemme wheels...any good? nmArvinC
Mar 28, 2003 9:12 AM
re: Gipiemme wheels...any good? nmtxcross
Mar 28, 2003 10:46 AM
I have the Tecno 032 and have had good luck with them. They are not the lightest wheelset out there. The hubs are great, silky smooth. I am using Gommitilia Calypso K tires on them and the ride is perfect.

I have a friend that uses the Grecal Parades. He loves them, uses them for both road racing and cyclocross.

Which model are you looking at and where are you purchasing them?
~500 one rough roads and still holding true nmtxcross
Mar 28, 2003 10:53 AM
re: Gipiemme wheels...any good? nmwackycyd
Mar 28, 2003 10:52 AM
agree as per txcross, good bearings in the hubs, so pretty muh maintanence free, as is the case with mavic hubs these days.

for the money they're a good wheelset, a better option than going with a set of grouppo hubs and mavic/ambrosio/campag rims.

which one's are u looking @?...............the 024's are a good wheelset for the money, in fact as i've said they all are.

Wacky
I am looking at the...ArvinC
Mar 28, 2003 4:23 PM
...Gipiemme Grecal Parade or the Gipiemme Tecno 024 Monolith wheelsets. Both are '02 models and Performance has them for sale on their website. The Parades are about $100 more than the Tecnos.

So, what do you guys think? Are the Parades worth the extra change...or should I just get Cane Creek Aeroheads like I had been planning?

Thanks!
Hard decisiontxcross
Mar 28, 2003 6:14 PM
The Cane Creeks look very good, a bit lighter than the Grecal Parades. That's a hard choice. I like the design of the Cane Creeks having the nipples on the hub rather then the rim, this removes weight from were it matters most. Style wise I like the looks of the Grecal Parades, you probably won't see too many of them out on the road.

Now, which is more important, style or performance... unless you have an Italian frame, then you have to get the Gipiemme's