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Cane Creek Cronos(3 posts)

Cane Creek Cronosmanor511
Jan 16, 2002 5:14 PM
I have an opportunity to purchase a set of Cane Creek Cronos. The rims are a deep v in silver with silver hubs and Ti. spokes. I am looking for some advice. Are these good wheels. Or should I go with Rolf Vector Pros.

Please help in my decision making.

Jan 16, 2002 6:10 PM
Avoid any wheel with ti spokes - while it sounds cool on paper it's more expense and headaches than you care to imagine. Cane Creek is really Dia Comp - their forte is low end stuff, but they're trying to put on a new image. Jobst Brandt, in his book The Bicycle Wheel, gives an excellent explanation of why ti for spokes is a bad idea. Sure it's easy to quote others, but it's a great read and considered a classic on the subject of wheels -$20 at a LBS. You will learn a lot. Based on all the experiences and reported porblems on this board, most would advise you to stay away from the Rolf products - especially when one considers that there are so many other better wheels on the market. You could do so much better with a nice set of custom wheels or something from Mavic, Campy, et al. Sure you may not get as good a deal, but what you pay for is what you get. Those wheels are cheap for a reason.
I like my CronosAFred
Jan 17, 2002 6:14 PM
I just started riding this wheelset on a Kestrel, and I'm impressed. I'm a heavy rider and usually run Mavic Open Pros or Ambrosios. The Cronos have held up well and continue to run true and light without the harshness of my Ksyriums. I'm not sure about the accuracy of the Dia Compe reference in the prior post and I know the spokes on my Cronos are not ti so I can't comment about either of those issues. Good luck.