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Anyone have any experience with Performance wheel build?(8 posts)

Anyone have any experience with Performance wheel build?bill
Dec 8, 2003 2:21 PM
Their Record/Open Pro built wheels are considerably cheaper than anyone else's (except for Excel, clearing out theirs).
32 hole rims, DT ss 14/15 -- looks good for $300.
No problems....lyleseven
Dec 8, 2003 3:13 PM
Bought a set from them year and a half ago and had no problems since...have over 1,500 miles on them on one of my bikes. You can hardly build them for that price!
I do...haystack
Dec 8, 2003 3:58 PM
and they're great. I bought the Ultegra/Open Pro wheels. I picked them up in the store and they where straight and true. Used them to race 'cross this season and they're still true after 7 races, half a dozen biffs and 1 endo. Even if you find a better price, they'll match it and give you 10% back in coupons. You're now looking at $270. Sounds sweet. Buy with confidence.
got that same setDougSloan
Dec 8, 2003 4:17 PM
I bought that exact set for my Computrainer/steel training bike. I rode them a few times on the road, and while they stayed true, they popped and pinged like crazy for a few miles, suggesting to me that they had not been adequately stress relieved. I'm no expert, though.

In any event, the built wheels are cheaper than the sum of their parts. So, you'd save money by buying them and doing the stress relief or truing yourself, anyway.

re: Anyone have any experience with Performance wheel build?Gripfer
Dec 8, 2003 4:49 PM
They've been good to me. Little bit of spoke noise on the first ride, but I consider that normal. Fine since, maybe 2000 miles.
re: Anyone have any experience with Performance wheel build?koala
Dec 9, 2003 4:54 AM
Look at Excels Cirrus wheels. I asked if they would sell me a Campy-hubbed substitute and they said sure. They even subtracted the cost difference between the dura-ace hubs and the chorus hubs I got. Absolutely bulletproof and several thousand miles. Just put tires on them periodically, no trueing yet...
re: yes alotjrm
Dec 9, 2003 9:45 AM
Their wheels are built OK. But its important to have then retensioned. Ive had two OP/Ultegra sets last for more than 2 years each.
Still going..lyleseven
Dec 9, 2003 8:54 PM
And I assume they are still going strong...?