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How is Excel sports wheel building?(9 posts)

How is Excel sports wheel building?High Gear
Feb 27, 2003 6:30 PM
I had wheels built built by many places and found Colorado Cyclists to be great, but they have some new policy now that they will only build on rims that they sell. I would like to try Excel. Any comments?
re: How is Excel sports wheel building?koala
Feb 28, 2003 4:28 AM
I have a set of excelsports cirrus wheels. They have been excellent. Two seasons, never trued.
re: How is Excel sports wheel building?mainframe
Feb 28, 2003 4:57 AM
Recently received a set of CXP33's, Revos, DA hubs, alloy nips and with 1000 miles, have been very pleased. Very nice work and prompt service.
re: How is Excel sports wheel building?tarwheel
Feb 28, 2003 5:13 AM
I bought a set of Open Pros on Chorus rims with a bike I got at Excel. I've put about 9,000 miles on the wheels over the past 18 months. Did one minor truing after 3 months, but no other problems other than the infamous "Open Pro click," which is not related to Excel's work but the rims. I've actually gotten used to the click now and rarely ever notice it.
depends on who builds itColnagoFE
Feb 28, 2003 7:56 AM
I've had good luck with them though. They are a high volume operation though so I doubt that you get the same guy building all the wheels.
the expert builder is also our soigneurlonefrontranger
Feb 28, 2003 7:58 AM
He's a great guy. Builds a lot of wheels, tho I've never personally ridden a set. One of my Cat I buddies swears by 'em.
Feb 28, 2003 8:14 AM
I had a set built last summer and was surprised at how quickly they were built and shipped. And also how inexpensive the whole process was. When I need another set of wheels built, I will go with Excel.
I have 2 sets and would buy again from ExcelJS Haiku Shop
Feb 28, 2003 8:28 AM
i've purchased two bikes from excel and have two sets of handbuilt wheels:

open pro grey, 36 spoke 105 hub front suzue ss/flip-flop rear: 1.5 years old, set has been ridden mostly in poor conditions on rough roads. not needed a true yet. set is on a surly steamroller ss purchased as built from excel.

open pro black, 32 spoke ultegra hubs. used since august 2002, several centuries+, about 2000 miles on 'em, including a few pretty nasty cyclocross races and a couple days of steep mountain climbs and descents. not needed a true yet. this set is on a surly cross-check purchased as built from excel (with some modifications to the kit).

i'm an aggressive (though not particularly fast) rider, weigh 190-200 pounds, and typically ride loaded with gear.


Thanks to all. I'll go with them! (NM)High Gear
Feb 28, 2003 1:58 PM