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Which Wheels(8 posts)

Which WheelsNatchez
Oct 4, 2001 6:28 PM
I want a new set of wheels. I am riding on open pros on Ultegra hubs they are worn but work. I do not have much money to spend. I was thinking about a set of Spinergy SR-3s like 275$ or a set velomax circit comp 340$. I want a lite set that is a good all around wheel (areo and good for climbing). What do you think?
Thanks
re: Which WheelsElefantino
Oct 4, 2001 7:15 PM
Nothing but bad vibes on this board about Spinergy and its Customer (non)Service. Velomax, not sure.
Try Cosmic Elites? Shimano 535s? The new Bontrager/Treks?
2nd the Cosmic Elites - good wheels.Harry Hammer
Oct 5, 2001 4:29 AM
re: Which Wheelspmf1
Oct 5, 2001 3:35 AM
Although I have not ridden them myself. I know several people who swear by Velomax wheels. For $350 you could get another set of open pros w/ DA hubs too.
re: velomax wheels5ive
Oct 5, 2001 4:57 AM
I've had a set of velomax ascent comp's for about 6 months now. It's on my shimano equipped back-up bike. The pure performance of these wheels are beyond words. They are one of the best riding, quickest accelerating, and the most beautiful looking wheelsets I've owned. When the road tilts up, you'll notice how much easier to climb with this set compared to your open pros. In real world, however, you have to pay the penalty for such light wheels. I had to true mine twice (I weigh 148lbs. and ride on so so road). And under maximum effort, you may notice some flex from the front wheel. They are not noodles but definately not as stiff as say... a pair of nucleons. If you weigh more than 160lbs, ride on rough terrain, or even just want to purchase a set that will last you longer, I would suggest looking into a set of Orions if you can afford them. They will cost you more than Circuit comp's but the performance is nearly in par with Ascents. Hope this helps.
Velomax OrionsWannabe
Oct 5, 2001 6:49 AM
As a relative, wait a second, nothing relative at all, let me start over...

As a newcomer to high-end gear I do not have a lot of experience with various top-of-the-line wheels or even "run-of-the-mill" high-end wheels. But my new bike this year came with Velomax Orions. Great wheel, and depite some rough roads here, they have been durable and have not lost their true.

Andy - Wannabe
Circuit CompsEd
Oct 5, 2001 6:43 AM
I also use a set of Open Pro/Ultegra for most of my riding. I got a set of Velomax Circuit Comps and now have about 1000 miles on them. These wheels ride great, they are super light and fast. I believe the sealed cartridge bearings make a big difference versus the Ultegra hubs. The Spinergy SR-3's have a very similar feel to the Circuit Comps as I've ridden both. Although I don't use the Circuit Comps everyday, they are definitely strong enough be used as both a training and racing wheel. These wheels were also a bargain when Velomax had the PitStop deal (free Michelin Axial Pro's, tubes and rimstrips). These are a good all around wheel and for the price you can't go wrong.
re: Which WheelsNatchez
Oct 5, 2001 8:34 PM
Thanks All!!!