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Opinion on wheels!(5 posts)

Opinion on wheels!specializedfan
May 17, 2003 5:01 AM
I have a Specialized Allez which I just switched the drivetrain to Campy Veloce 9 speed.
However I am still using the Shimano R-535 wheels, with shimano 9 speed cassete. I want to buy a different set of wheels,after the LBS tuned everything up it works great, no problems shifting at all.
However I want to get a set of wheels that are going to let me use my Campy cassete. I have been looking at Campy Proton wheels. I am 6-2 and weigh about 185.
Would these wheels be a good choice?
I don't know very much about wheels, just reviews and what freinds say.
does anybody know?specializedfan
May 17, 2003 8:21 PM
just trying to find out if these wheels,the protons would stand up to the rigors of everyday use for someone my size?
Why dont you keep the one you got now if they work!nmthe bull
May 18, 2003 4:19 PM
If your going to get protons!the bull
May 18, 2003 4:25 PM
Get a set of protons from William at www.wisecyclebuys.com
Tell him Tommy sent you. He'll match any price you can find.
If you cant find a better price ask him what kind of deal he will give you! He is fair and awesome! I am at the point where I dont even bother to price match I just ask him what the best deal is and he hooks me up.Good luck.I have heard good things about the protons but have never ridden them personally
Protons are fine wheels, but you pay a lot for themKerry
May 18, 2003 5:09 PM
This is the case with pretty much any "factory wheel." If you price out Record/Aerohead or OP, you come in around $300. Most boutique wheels have no performance advantages over a built wheel, cost a few $100 more, and often cannot be maintained by the rider/shop. For general purpose riding, you don't get value for the extra $$. Unless you need a TT wheel set (Zipp, Hed, etc.) you'll do just as well with a standard wheel build.