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I have a case of wheel lust, how about Cane Creek Aeroheads(8 posts)

I have a case of wheel lust, how about Cane Creek Aeroheadst-moore
Jun 11, 2003 2:14 PM
Both SuperGo and Performance have them on sale for about $249.00. I weigh 240lbs. and for the most part, I am riding on smooth roads. Anyone have any experiences that they would like to share. For the price, is there another wheelset that is a better value.

Currently, I am riding the Aurora Matrix wheels, that came on my LeMond Nevada City. I have 2500 mi on these wheels without any troubles.

I live in SoCal, so i can go to SuperGo and pick them up. by the way, are the Crono and the SG two different wheels. Primarily I do solo rides during the week, and a group ride with some buds on the weekends. About 150 mi week. Thanks in advance...
re: I have a case of wheel lust, how about Cane Creek Aeroheadsgodot
Jun 11, 2003 2:40 PM
I'd be pretty leary of the Cane Creeks for everyday use if I were you. I weigh 200, and started breaking spokes on them after about 8000 miles.

I keep the Cane Creeks around for "race" days, but got a pair of boring 3x wheels for everyday riding and training.

Personally, I'm a big fan of traditional wheels (ultegra hubs and open pro's). They ride great, are bomb-proof, and can be repaired quickly by just about any shop (haven't had to try this theory out yet), and really don't weigh much more than the Cane Creeks.

A pair of CXP33's built up on Ultegra hubs would give you a very sturdy, very stiff wheel. Just not very sexy.
OK, but I'm only 150#...Eug
Jun 11, 2003 2:55 PM
I picked up a new 1999 front Cronos and the cartridge bearings were loose. But once they were replaced they were fine.

The Aurora Matrix I had on mine are straight 14 g 3X with that heavy rim and Tiagra = brick.

The Cronos was significantly lighter - 24 spoke radial with double butted 14 g and have been fine. Stayed true so far. However, I'm only 150# and have only put a few hundred km on it. Dunno how they'd hold up for somebody 240#.
3-cross is NOT stronger than radial lacing ...Tahoe Gator
Jun 12, 2003 11:17 AM
Cross-lacing spokes is only beneficial for torquing loads, which occur only from the drivetrain or from disc brakes on mountain bikes. A spoke is effectively a spring (a stiff one) and the physics of springs is that the shorter, the stiffer. The shortest distance between the hub and rim is radially, so the spring (spoke) has the least flex in that arrangement. Cross-lacing only makes sense on the drive side of the rear wheel for the beforementioned drivetrain's torque load.
Cane Creek AeroheadsBrooks
Jun 11, 2003 3:25 PM
I'm about the same size as godot but have ridden less miles on my Aeroheads. I have not had any problems. In fact, I had a nasty crash last summer where I smacked into a large stone in the middle of the road (paceline leader not paying attention and didn't point it out). Front wheel had one spoke juuuusst slightly out of true (I wasn't as lucky). It did take a special little wrench to fix it which my LBS had and sold me another. I would buy them again, but then, I haven't put 8K miles on them yet.
Same size as youpitt83
Jun 11, 2003 3:37 PM
As anothe said re: CXP33 on Ultegra, I love my Velocity Aerohead rims on Ultegra hubs. I can't budge the true on these; they are simply indestructable. Going on 3K miles and good as new. Only $200 from Colorado.

My $0.02.
How about a better wheel for the same moneyKerry
Jun 11, 2003 3:47 PM
I would propose Aeroheads on Ultegra or Centaur built up at Colorado Cyclist or Excel. A more reliable hub set, the same weight, your choice of spoke count (32 front, 36 rear seems like the right number for someone of your weight), and a wheel set that can be maintained by you or any competent bike shop.
re: I have a case of wheel lust, how about Cane Creek AeroheadsHillRepeater
Jun 12, 2003 5:38 AM
The Cane Creek wheels consist of 105 level hubs laced with regular spokes to $25 rims.

For $249, you'd be better served getting Ultegra (maybe Dura-Ace if you shop around) hubs laced to the same Velocity Aeorhead rim, Open Pros or some other quality rim by a good builder using a spoke gauge and lacing patern to suit your weight and riding style.