|Thoughts on WHR540 Shimano wheel sets, please.||IRIE|
Aug 5, 2002 11:50 AM
|I was a complete dumb a$$ last wednesday preparing to leave town to do some road and mtb'ing for 5 days. I mounted my bikes on my rack and took off. Pulling out of town I had a brainstorm to wash my car before leaving town, completely forgeting my bikes where on top. I pulled into the carwash which in turn destroyed my rear wheel on my road bike when it came face to face with the brick header to the wash.
I had been debating updating my wheel; However, not this soon.
Anyway these Shiimano R540 wheelsets are @ Nashbar for 299.95. What are your thoughts on these wheels?
Thanks in advance for the help.
|re: Thoughts on WHR540 Shimano wheel sets, please.||rob45|
Aug 5, 2002 12:50 PM
|I have the 535s, the earlier version. They are great. Typical Shimano quality--I weigh about 175, have been using these now for a couple of months (I ride about 350-400 miles a weeks). They are still perfectly true, despite hitting a couple of potholes that snakebit tubes. One feature I think goes unnoticed is that with the nipples at the hub the rotating weight is reduced, so they feel lighter than their listed weight. I live in Malibu, so every ride is through the mountains--they climb nicely and are very stable at high speed and roll great. For an everyday wheelset, I don't think you could go wrong.|
Aug 5, 2002 5:08 PM
|DA hubs, Velocity Aerohead rims, Colorado Cyclist, $290, a much better wheel.|| |