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What are your wheel feelings?(3 posts)

What are your wheel feelings?MikeC
Sep 9, 2001 4:40 PM
Ok, so my new Seven is now in production. I'm moving my group from my current ride, but I'm unsure about the wheels. I'm currently using Campy Moskva rims laced to Record hubs 3x with DT stainless. It's a nice, fairly light, reliable setup, with one exception: the rims are welded, and I hate feeling that seam when I brake.
I'm looking for a good, lightweight, wheel that's good for general riding (ie, nothing too extreme).
I also want a clincher rim that makes it actually possible to change tires by the side of the road, so I'd probably skip the Nucleons.
re: What are your wheel feelings?APSBiker01
Sep 9, 2001 8:16 PM
You know,rim welding technology seems to have gotten a helluva lot better these past few years. One great, lightweight(but still extremely strong) rim is the Mavic Open Pro. I have been using them as my only rim on both my road and 'cross bikes, and they have held up extremely well over the thme I've had them. In fact, my latestwheel has experienced over 775 miles this past summer(i.e. since June 4), not to mention the other sets. Just get them laced up with your Campy hubs and somedouble butted spokes, maybe even DT Revo's, and you'll have a nice, fairly lightweight but still really robust wheelset.

re: What are your wheel feelings?gordonley
Sep 9, 2001 9:35 PM
Vittoria open corsa cx tt's go on/off nucleons no harder than most tires on most rims. That's what I have on my axiom and enjoy the responsive/comfortable/quick feeling they give the bike. But then all those feelings are also part of the axiom itself. ENJOY your seven. I got mine 2 1/2 weeks after the final consultation on geometry. Sooner than expected. I hope your experience is the same!!!!!!!