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Suggest a modest Training wheel upgrade....(8 posts)

Suggest a modest Training wheel upgrade....DoctorNurse
Apr 3, 2002 12:08 PM
Okay...I realize that Campy Hyperons, and ZIPP's Kyseriums et al are the best wheels out there since man first hollowed out a rock, but I am setting my sights a little lower here for a training wheelset for my new Pinarello Opera....

My plan was to go with Velocity Aeroheads, Wheelsmith double butted spokes 3X on Campy Chorus hubs for around $280....I unexpectedly was able to expand my shopping budget by about $150 and was considering investing in my wheels....Therefore, are there any factory wheelsets, or other rim/hub/spoke combos that you recommend I also investigate at the $350-400 price point?

Given that these are training wheels, naturally I want everything...As light, strong, and comfortable as possible at the $350-$400 price point...I am a spirited recreational rider on fairly smooth urban/suburban roads and weigh 165lbs

Thanks everyone!

re: Suggest a modest Training wheel upgrade....LC
Apr 3, 2002 1:29 PM
I would go with those wheels. Spend the extra on some nice tires and some latex tubes if you want to cut weight where it counts.
Apr 3, 2002 1:40 PM
I like your Velocity Chorus combo. Those would be bread and butter wheels for me, not just trainers.

I'd say save that additional 150 for other things and stick to your plan. If Wheelsmith still builds 'em like they used to, those will be great.


A. (Jonsin' for some Phil or King hubs laced to those 36 hole Fairlanes like Grant offers. Yum. I could really bash those around with little concern for durability. Or just lean them up against the wall and stare at them for hours.)
Big IFgrzy
Apr 3, 2002 6:40 PM
Get 'em handbuilt by some one else - preferably local. I don't think WS has been as good lately - and I'd prefer DT spokes. Maybe spring for some Hugi 240 hubs....mmmmmm.

You can't beat the durability, performance and cost of ownership on a set Ksyriums. In the long view they're proving to be pretty economical.
re: Suggest a modest Training wheel upgrade....Me Dot Org
Apr 3, 2002 2:12 PM
Check out

...they can build you a set of Open Pros with Chorus Hubs and many different spoke combos for under $300. I had a pair built last year and they have been bullet proof.
I think that you nailed it....Gregory Taylor
Apr 3, 2002 4:34 PM
Either the Velocity Aeroheads or Mavic Open Pros, 32 hole, laced 3x with 14/15 double butted spokes, Chorus hubset. Bombproof, easy to repair, and surprisingly light. I built up the Shimano version of this (Ultegra/Open Pro) for about $200...
re: chech these outsctri
Apr 3, 2002 7:14 PM

personally i haven't had any experiance with this company, but it looks good, and give the low weight and color combinations, i think it might be worth looking into

good luck
re: Suggest a modest Training wheel upgrade....Troyboy
Apr 4, 2002 10:14 AM
With $400 you can get yourself darn near 1500 grams. Great rims, great spokes, great hubs. You won't be able to beat a set of wheels from Mr. Garcia. You could however, spend $400 on a used set of Kyseriums that weigh about 400 or more grams per set. That's a full two pounds or more of rotating weight. Neutrons are affordable at ~400 and come in under 1600 grams.