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What wheels are these?(6 posts)

What wheels are these?donkekus
Oct 6, 2003 5:42 PM
I have seen these wheels fly past me on the road and wonder what they hell they are.
Anyone know? Price, weight, availability?

Thanks!

Some guy is selling this complete on EBAY and he doesn't know what wheels they are...
Made by GiantQubeley
Oct 6, 2003 6:14 PM
These wheels came with Giant road bikes(e.g. MCR) a few years back. Don't know the name of the wheels. Definitely no longer made.
Not sure about the performance, I heard they are quite heavy.
They, like the MCR, are a Burrough's (sp?) design.sn69
Oct 6, 2003 8:17 PM
He's the guy who brought Giant into the "modern" age, eventually developing the _CR-series bikes. I too have never actually ridden these, although I've heard the same--very heavy. I'd also be suspect that replacement parts would be hard to come by. Still, I've seen a fair amount of these (and the MCRs they're usually mated to) in Hong Kong.

Scott
Giant is right re: What wheels are these?charlieboy
Oct 6, 2003 11:59 PM
You can still buy the front wheels at least from MDT in the UK at GBP 155 as part of a package to include Veloflex tire, rim tape etc. see...

http://www.mdt-products.com/products/131-frontwheel/frontwheel.htm

No mention of weight, but you can always ask. Andy Sharpe is a great guy to deal with, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Is andy sharpe from england or the states?hirevR
Oct 7, 2003 9:14 AM
i ask b/c i used to ride with a guy by this name and he was kind of a role model for me (i was like 12 and he was in college) and then he disappeared from my radar. i was just curious if anyone knew.
Is andy sharpe from england or the states?charlieboy
Oct 7, 2003 11:25 PM
Andy Sharpe runs MDT in England - they specialise in aerodynamic products. Sorry but not sure where he went to college!