|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 good||PODIUMBOUNDdotCA|
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, + aggravation||weiwentg|
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:
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 all||PODIUMBOUNDdotCA|
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.