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If you had $1,200 for a new wheel set., what would you buy?(10 posts)

If you had $1,200 for a new wheel set., what would you buy?bikenj
Mar 20, 2003 3:43 PM
if you had $1,200 for a new wheelset, what would you buy? Caveats:
1. Good for all-round use (racing and training)
2. Must be clinchers

So what do you say?
Another bike. [nm]Ahimsa
Mar 20, 2003 4:03 PM
Crazyfiltersweep
Mar 20, 2003 4:09 PM
If I spent $1200 on wheels, I'd definitely buy tubulars... I don't even think you can buy $1200 clinchers?

$1200 is a lot for a training wheel... which is what you end up with if you use it for both. I'd buy two sets- a cheapo training set and maybe some Zipps...
zipp 404 or hed tri spokes....nmafrican
Mar 20, 2003 4:19 PM
zipp 404 or hed tri spokes....nmCarbon fiber fanatik
Mar 20, 2003 5:16 PM
i second the hed tri-spokes. I love mine.. been totally awesome.
A good wheel set and put the other $900 in the bankKerry
Mar 20, 2003 5:18 PM
You can get Campy Record/Velocity Aerohead for $300 and short of going to a flat out TT wheel, there are really no wheels on the market that perform substantially better.
Kerry, about the Velocity rims...Fez
Mar 20, 2003 7:47 PM
I think they are only 5 grams lighter than the Open Pros, which is sort of the benchmark rim. Do the Velocity rims have some secret great qualities? Otherwise, why do you recommend those and not Open Pros?

Don't say its a French thing...
re: If you had $1,200 for a new wheel set., what would you buy?morency
Mar 21, 2003 12:08 AM
www.salden.nl is cleaning up his carbon wheels at nice prices (I think):
Campagnolo Bora tube € 999
Campagnolo Hyperon tube € 1.499
Bontrager carbon X tube € 999
Pinarello Carisma clincher € 1.499
Thorius carbon clincher € 1.499
HED Jet € 895
HED Alps € 1.195
sorry, now it is readablemorency
Mar 21, 2003 12:10 AM
www.salden.nl is cleaning up his carbon wheels at nice prices (I think):
Campagnolo Bora tube ; 999 euro
Campagnolo Hyperon tube ; 1.499 euro
Bontrager carbon X tube ; 999 euro
Pinarello Carisma clincher ; 1.499 euro
Thorius carbon clincher ; 1.499 euro
HED Jet ; 895 euro
HED Alps ; 1.195 euro
what ever I wanted!the bull
Mar 21, 2003 12:39 AM
ended up geting campy eurus 560 bucks!