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Which wheelset?(6 posts)

Which wheelset?donalson
Apr 8, 2001 4:08 PM
hello,

well i'm looking for a CHEAP set of training wheels and these are the best deals i've found

Shimano 105/Mavic CXP-21 Wheelset $129.00 full specs are located here

http://www.supergo.com/supergo/parent.icl?subsecID=2330&secID=24&man=%25&orderidentifier=ID9867728699845C623F&fromall=1

Real Velocity 700c Wheelset $149.00 full specs here http://www.supergo.com/supergo/parent.icl?subsecID=2108&secID=24&man=%25&orderidentifier=ID9867728699845C623F&fromall=1

I'm on a tight budget but want some good wheels for my 260LBS body...don't wanta hafta true em every ride and such, and want them to last a pretty good while...yes i as a lot but of the 2 which is the better wheelset?

thanks
mark

PS if anyone knows where i can get a similar or better deal let me know :)
re: Which wheelset?Mel Erickson
Apr 8, 2001 8:17 PM
I vote for the Real Velocity. The hubs are better/stronger. Rims are a toss up.
At your size, go for a 36 spoke wheel! (nm)runstevierun
Apr 9, 2001 6:57 AM
At your size, go for a 36 spoke wheel! (nm)GregJ
Apr 9, 2001 7:01 AM
I agree with the 36 spoke idea. Excel has a budget set with Mavic MA-3, and Ultegra hubs, 14 guage spokes for 185. These componants are available in 32 hole or 36, go 36!
re: Which wheelset?keith m.
Apr 9, 2001 7:01 AM
My Wife has a set of the Real's and likes them alot. They are definetly nicer than the 21's with 105. At your weight though you might want something with 36 spokes.
How about Cosmos?Alan B
Apr 11, 2001 9:07 AM
I weigh 210 and have the CXP-21 / 105s (came OE on my Allez) and have had no problems (not even re-trueing) in 2700 miles. I'm thinking about another set as a backup and am considering the two you looked at, but am leaning toward another $80 or so to pick up Mavic Cosmos from totalcycling.com. You might check those out. Any opions from the group between these three?