|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!nm||the 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 them||Kerry|
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.|| |