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Shimano WH-R540 or Mavic Cosmos(7 posts)

Shimano WH-R540 or Mavic CosmosTozamile
Nov 6, 2003 6:20 AM
I'm looking for a solid set of trainers for under $300. I weigh 180 and have done most of my riding on mountain bikes, so I'm not much of a finess rider. I am thinking about using the wheels for triathlon training/racing as well. Between the WH-R540s and the Cosmos, or do you have any other suggestions?
Neithercarpe_podium
Nov 6, 2003 6:33 AM
I would stay away from these wheels. If you have $300, you coudld get Dura Ace\Open Pros (or Velocity Aeroheads) from Excel or Colorado Cyclist. These would be much better wheels too. Just my opinion, if you're set on they 540's or the Cosmos, get the Cosmos.
Cosmos are great if you can find for <$200...TFerguson
Nov 6, 2003 8:20 AM
Open Pro rims and a good mavic hub. Standard spoke nipples so they can be trued if ever necessary.

TF
Cosmos for lessKEN2
Nov 6, 2003 8:48 AM
http://www.totalcycling.com/ has Cosmos for $217. Got mine there last year for about the same price, great service and no duty. I combined the order with some other stuff to help defray the shipping.
$200 at CO Cyclist. (nm)TFerguson
Nov 6, 2003 11:42 AM
re: Shimano WH-R540 or Mavic Cosmoskanekikapu
Nov 7, 2003 2:50 PM
cosmos. they are better than shimano's funky lacing pattern. also try cane creek's aerohead wheelset, they're about 250 at performance/supergo/ and nashbar. i got a set about 4 months ago and they work great. also try those openPros/ hub combo, they are real comfortable to ride on
re: Shimano WH-R540 or Mavic Cosmossoulsurfer104
Nov 8, 2003 10:21 AM
i havent ridden the cosmos's but i am on the 540s right now and i love em. they were only 249 at supergo and theyre pretty light and really stiff. theyre also really aero. on top of that, they are TOUGH. i hit a pothole that could have been mistaken for the grand canyon a few weeks ago on PCH and they didnt even need to be re-trued afterwards. right now ive got GP3000s on em, they seem to work well so far. no flats at least, like i had with those POS carbon comp golds.