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Please help choose Wheelsetmonkeyguru
Dec 17, 2003 3:19 PM
Hi,
Any opinions welcome on which wheelset to get : Mavic Cosmos or Cane Creek Aeroheads. I've read the reviews on this site and it's a bit of a tossup. I'm able to get either at a similar price. Both are 24, 28 front and rear. Radially laced front. The Cane Creeks are a little lighter though the truing is done with a special tool at the hub - wonder how easy that is. One poster also said that the Freehub on the Cane Creeks is LX . I'm not sure how that would hold up with a lot of miles on them. Wheels would be used for weekly training crits, training and as backup race wheels. Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks!
re: Please help choose Wheelsetmosovich
Dec 17, 2003 7:30 PM
A friend of mine raced on the Cane Creeks and lets just say, he was willing to give them away. Try this: I had Excel Sport build me a set, well 4 sets now, and I've never had to true them yet. These guys are top notch and build bomb proof wheels. I had them build up one set super light for racing and one set light, but worthy of everyday riding as well. I can't brag on them enough. I'd never buy anything else, or go anywhere else for wheels.
Thanks, had also been looking at Excel's Cirrus set (nm)monkeyguru
Dec 17, 2003 8:58 PM
another option?konopack
Dec 19, 2003 11:56 AM
I recently replaced my Cosmos with a wheelset built by WCP with Dura-Ace/Ambrosio Excellence/DT and I couldn't be happier, a pro-level wheelset (think Mapei the last couple years) comparable to Excel's Cirrus, but a bit different than the norm, and without the Open Pro "click" (?).

I was completely happy with my Cosmos, but they were starting to show a bit of wear from 3+ years of year-round riding (I live in the northeast...), and I was beginning to tire of the blue color. The Ambrosio Excellence rims are a beautiful matte-black anodised finish, and I really like the fact that they have Colnago logos on them, because I ride a Bianchi...
Just got a quote from my LBSB2
Dec 19, 2003 2:19 PM
for the Colnago branded Excellence rims. $80 each including shipping to the store (they don't stock them). I guess it could be worse when you look at what most LBS's sell the OP's for.

Bryan