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Wheelset advice--deal seems too good(6 posts)

Wheelset advice--deal seems too goodContinental
Jul 10, 2003 8:18 AM
I'm having wheel problems on my cheap roadbike (It appeared to be a good deal for the first 1000 miles.) I was ready to buy some ultegra/Mavic CXP 33 wheelset from Colorado Cyclist for about $220, then I ran across this deal from Chuck's Bikes. 1997 Shimano 105 hubs, Mavic CXP21 rims, 32 spoke wheelset for $95. If I do the Chuck's bike deal will I again regret being a cheapskate? I will stress relieve and re-tension the spokesI don't care about wheel weight and style. I just want good quality reliable wheels.
re: Wheelset advice--deal seems too goodPygme
Jul 10, 2003 8:24 AM
A wise man once said, "If you pay for quality, you only cry once."
not sure about wheels from chuck, butJS Haiku Shop
Jul 10, 2003 8:24 AM
i've had several positive transactions with chucksbikes.com, and would not hesitate to buy from him in the future. fwiw.
re: Wheelset advice--deal seems too goodc722061
Jul 10, 2003 8:28 AM
CXP21 is a little heavier than CXP33 but has the same aero shape. Same for 105 vs Ultegra, just a tag heavier but almost the same smoothness. I have built many wheels with CXP21 and they do very well for beater wheels (I saw some guys raced on CXP21 wheels many times.) I'd say the CXP21/105 would have 90% the quality of ultegra/CXP33 so it is a good deal.
re: will I again regret being a cheapskate?cyclopathic
Jul 10, 2003 9:07 AM
this one only you can answer.

with respect to Chuck's deal I've build similar set for about as much, 95$ is a good price. Wheelset works well it serves as training set on one bike /gotta save Mavics/ and as racing set for another. ;)

105/CXP-21 is OEM on ~1000-1100 bikes, so if your "cheap roadbike" is ~500-700 I doubt you'll ever regret it.
re: Wheelset advice--deal seems too goodgtx
Jul 10, 2003 12:14 PM
Just beware of no-name spokes and machine-built wheels--common with OEM stuff. Stress relieving and re-tensioning won't do much...