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Bontrager wheelsetsmindgam3
May 11, 2003 5:10 AM
I'm looking at buying a Trek 1500 as a first "proper" road bike after riding dual slalom MTB for a few years. Just wondering what the bontrager select wheelset that the bike comes with are like? Anyone riding them at the moment? Any advice/comments would be good, thanks
re: Bontrager wheelsetsTNSquared
May 11, 2003 8:45 AM
Can't comment specifically on the bontrager selects, but I recently bought a Trek with the next wheelset up the b'trager line, the race lites. Very well built and nice riding wheels. Based on Keith Bontrager's history and reputation, I'd be surprised if the Selects aren't good quality wheels, especially for the price.

Thing is - if the 1200 is the bike for you, I wouldn't let the stock wheels sway me. You could always upgrade the wheels later if you're looking for more of a "race" wheel.
re: Bontrager wheelsetsmindgam3
May 11, 2003 9:13 AM
Yeah, thanks, it's just i've heard with alot of wheels and bigger riders (i'm 6'4") they cant take the pressures with the fewer spokes. I went for a test ride on the 1500 yesterday though and they felt very stiff and solidly built, I think it is the bike for me
Ooops..make that the 1500. :) nmTNSquared
May 11, 2003 8:47 AM
re: Bontrager wheelsetsrrjc5488
May 12, 2003 12:15 PM
I have the trek 5200, with the race lites, and they are a good wheelset for me, im currently thinking about buying the bontrager carbons. Bontrager has a pretty good line of wheels, I'd go for it!
re: Bontrager wheelsetsStarnberg
May 14, 2003 6:30 PM
I rode the Bontrager Select which came standard with the 2002 Lemond Buenos Aires. I had frequent problems with spoke creak when riding while standing with weight over the bars (climbing). Bontrager replaced the front wheel and problem came back after about 500 miles. LBS finally got Bontrager to upgrade to the Racelites and have not had a problem since.