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Thoughts on WHR540 Shimano wheel sets, please.(3 posts)

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.
An alternativeKerry
Aug 5, 2002 5:08 PM
DA hubs, Velocity Aerohead rims, Colorado Cyclist, $290, a much better wheel.