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Cane Creek Team Ti, Velomax Tempest or Velomax Circiut(9 posts)

Cane Creek Team Ti, Velomax Tempest or Velomax Circiutgs6769
Apr 17, 2003 4:09 AM
It's time for a new wheelset. Any thoughts on Cane Creek Team Ti @400.00, Velomax Tempest also 400.00 or Velomax Circuit @320.00? On the down side, all of these do feature the sort of 'fiddly' design which has been known to cause a maintenance/repair issue or two. To balance that a bit, reviews for all three seem to be generally positive with the above mentioned issues the only negatives. Hence I'm wondering if you feel that any or all of these would be worth the possible pitfalls. Other suggestions in the stated price range are of course also welcomed.
The particulars; Bike: 59cm Klein Quantum w/Ultegra. Me: 6'3", 150. Ride 5,000 MPY, mostly flattish terrain. More of a spinner than a masher.
Come on wheel freaks! I know you're reading this!!!
uh...."Circuit"....nmgs6769
Apr 17, 2003 4:19 AM
i have a set of Cane Creek Team Ti_rt_
Apr 17, 2003 6:12 AM
& i love them. in 3 years i have never had to true them...even after a crash!

however, i am a very light rider (~100 lbs) and ti can be flexy. a lot of the bigger guys i know did not like the ti spokes because they could feel the flex.

rt
i have a set of Cane Creek Team Tirussw19
Apr 17, 2003 6:37 PM
Regarding this post... I am over 200lbs. You have to be talking about the older wheels... I rode a pair of 2002 Aerohead Team Ti's and they were the absolute stiffest wheels I have ever riden. The Ti spokes allow Cane Creek to build the wheels with very high spoke tension to eliminate this problem. I also just got hold of the new Volos Team Ti's but I haven't riden them yet, as I am still waiting on my new cassette for them. The Cane Creeks rock! I work in a shop and can get a bunch of different wheels for super cheap... I have riden about everything on the market, and I can often get wheels for free thru a few of my reps. That said, I just bought my second set of Cane Creeks. I liked the first pair so much I went back for seconds. How many shop employees do you know that have bought the same thing twice when there are so many options out there? That's how much I liked the Cane Creeks!

Russ
Value for money: Circuit (nm)52-16SS
Apr 17, 2003 6:12 AM
Ordering or buying local?filtersweep
Apr 17, 2003 6:16 AM
You probably have Rolf Vector Comps now?
Would the Circuits really even be an upgrade?
Ordering or buying local?gs6769
Apr 17, 2003 2:19 PM
Ordering. The Circuits are lighter (no real surprise there) but at the moment I'm leaning towards the Tempests. Relatively light for deep section rims and the price is right. As the chap above said, the ti spokes on the Cane Creeks might be a little on the flexy side.
Forget fiddlymass_biker
Apr 17, 2003 6:25 AM
CXP 33 rims
Dura Ace hubs
Sapim X Ray spokes (high $) or standard doublebutted (lower $, DT or the like)

Light, fast, reasonably aero and easy to maintain in a pinch.

For (marginally) lighter, go with the Open Pros

MB
even better deal for the money, ordinary Cane Creek Aeroheadsweiwentg
Apr 17, 2003 7:35 AM
if supergo doesn't have any left, I think Performance does at $290.