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Anybody have experience w/ stock wheels of a Cannon. R700?(8 posts)

Anybody have experience w/ stock wheels of a Cannon. R700?853
Oct 7, 2002 9:08 AM
I can purchase these used for very cheap. I want to use mainly as a training everyday wheel. But I have no idea on the quality and if they would even hold up for this.
any problems w/ these?
Mavic cxp21, 32 hole
cannondale expert hubs
Dt champion spokes
Front- radialy laced
Rear- driveside 2xlaced, non driveside radialy laced.
Not a traditional 3x, makes me wonder about the reliability of these.
re: Anybody have experience w/ stock wheels of a Cannon. R700?sjomi
Oct 7, 2002 9:38 AM
How cheap! I have a C-dale R700. These wheels are very heavy, rear hub is very loud. Hubs are not very smooth. I think the rim is very strong, but overbuilt for me. I only weigh 130 and had to have them trued twice in the short time I used them.
After 400 miles I switched them out for Open Pro Ultegras. 1000% better hub.
Mine are hanging in the garage in case I ever buy a trainer. Want em?
In my experience Cannondale wheels aren't very goodPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 7, 2002 10:46 AM
In my experience I have found Cannondale wheels are built too light. On each Cannondale I've had with stock wheels I've broken spokes in about a year(one mountain and one road). But I weigh about 180-190 lbs. But my friend who weighs about 150 had a Cannondale mountain bike and had even worse luck in the first month. But then again I bought a cheap set of Cannondale wheels for just light training on rollers so they aren't all bad.

Oct 7, 2002 12:18 PM
Should I just not spend my $50.00 on these?
I already have a good set of wheels and these would only be for training.
$50, + $90 for truing stand, + aggravationweiwentg
Oct 7, 2002 3:46 PM
or $50, plus $5 every time you need them trued at the LBS. unless these will be used solely on the trainer/rollers, get something of slightly higher quality. there's practically no impact on the trainer.
if you see this in time, consider this:

or this:

or this:

I was just kidding about the last two. however, cheap wheelsets can be found on ebay, or you can post a WTB ad on rec.bicycles.marketplace.
$50 isn't bad at allPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 7, 2002 8:55 PM
For $50 if you aren't a heavy guy you can't really go wrong. Its your call and really depends on what you'll be using them for.

Take that back...PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 7, 2002 8:57 PM
After the post below maybe don't go with them unless you have a FIRM warranty behind them and a kevlar spoke in your toolkit. If they are just trainer wheels then thats cool but otherwise probly forget about it and try to find another set of wheels.

Do you mind getting stranded alot?AlphaDog
Oct 7, 2002 7:06 PM
Thats what these wheels did to me.

Broken spokes, truing issues, the hub sucks. After 6 months of this Cannondale allowed my LBS to build me up a real wheel at no cost. The CXP33 with a 105 hub the LBS built me is WAY better for daily training.

The main issue is the lacing pattern and the quality of the build. I know the hubs were also on a non published recall.

I think your $50 would be better spent on lottery tickets.