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Inexpensive Wheels for Time Trial........(3 posts)

Inexpensive Wheels for Time Trial........<more>pezzo33
Jul 13, 2001 1:56 PM
I need some help here, and some opinions. I am looking for a relatively inexpensive set of 700cc wheels for my time trial bike. I know this is a tall order, as most effective wheels will be sky high in price, I just do not have the money to invest in them.
Right now I am looking at Shimano WH535 wheels and Mavic Cosmic Elites. both retail around $350.
I am looking at the shimanos because I am eager to try the wheels, and have heard they are stiff, and offer some aero advantage, although not much..
the mavics I am looking at because they are based on CXP-30 rims. I would love to build up a set of 24 hole King to cxp 30's (I have had this set before) but the rims are discontinued, and next to impossible to find in any hole count, never mind 24 which was hard to find when they made them.

Anything esle I should look at or consider. I have discounted Rolf's for various reasons, so you do not need to mention those. Good wheels, just not what I am looking for. I know the advantages and disadvantages of them, but do to personal experience will not buy them again.

thanks for the help, it is appreciated.

ride hard!
Pezzo33
re: Inexpensive Wheels for Time Trial........&lt;more&gt;IAmtnbikr
Jul 14, 2001 6:05 AM
I had the R-535's come on my '01 Raleigh R700. The ride was quite harsh, yes they are stiff, but heavy as sin too. So, I put on Spinergy Xaero wheels. You can find them used for $450 or so, and in my opinion they are nicer than the Shimano wheels. They also have an aero rim, but the spokes are bigger diameter with the fiber style they are. But, I love my King DiscGo's and X317's on my DS1 Giant too, so the King/Mavic thing is ok too. :)
supergomilsk8
Jul 14, 2001 10:11 AM
supergo xero wheel sets are $200 and they have v-section rims and I think bladed spokes.