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training wheel suggestions(6 posts)

training wheel suggestionsbm
Oct 25, 2002 9:24 PM
I currently have the Alex 320 wheels weighing at ~1600 gr / pair. I am looking for heavier training wheels.

I had recently found a deal on Mavic MA3s (~2000 gr/pair) and was wondering if they were a good choice:

Other than stock rims, what do you other roadies train on?

Which wheels would you suggest for around $100-$150 ?

Do you build your own wheels?

105 or worse, tiagra, sora . . ?

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
re: training wheel suggestionstremblay
Oct 25, 2002 9:53 PM
My training wheels are Ambrosio Balance rims laced to Campy Veloce hubs. They are probably in the 2100g weight range.

The Mavic MA3 seems to be a good choice, if the price is right. If you just want a cheap set of wheels that will hold up to everyday abuse, you can't miss with a set of Mavic or Ambrosio rims. Just make sure you have a good wheelbuilder.
where? how much? . . .bm
Oct 25, 2002 9:59 PM
thanks for the prompt response.

I'm searching for the Ambrosio Balance set, but so far i get companies overseas.

where did you get your pair, and how much?

thanks again
where? how much? . . .tremblay
Oct 26, 2002 11:17 PM
I bought my Ambrosio rims from my LBS. I can't remember the cost, but it was retail in Canadian funds, which probably wouldn't help you much. And it doesn't help that I don't remember the price.

I too have had a hard time finding Ambrosio rims online. In fact, I haven't found any Ambrosio dealers online. If you honestly want this rim, check out your local bikeshops and see what their prices are like. Compare those prices to the Mavic rims you've seen online then pick the best deal. I don't think you can lose with either rim in this case.
Another suggestion.......gogene
Oct 26, 2002 7:47 AM
.....whatever wheels you buy, find some heavier tires and tubes for them. 125 grams (1/4lb) extra rotating weight per wheel can make a large difference for you.
Yea, those will work fine. Buy 'em.270bullet
Oct 26, 2002 6:16 PM