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Wheels from Colorado Cyclist and Cross wheels(9 posts)

Wheels from Colorado Cyclist and Cross wheelsCuban Bee
Sep 6, 2003 1:38 PM
Hello. Im getting open pro rims with an ultegra hub from Colorado Cyclist. Im wondering if anyone else has baught a custom wheelset from them? What did you think of their wheelbuilding skills? Im gunna use this wheel for cyclocross. Anyone else done something similar? What do you think? If you can recommend another wheelset or wheelbuilder thats you've had good succes it welcome. Thanks for any replies. Peace. I hope what i wrote makes sense
My experience...MrDan
Sep 6, 2003 4:53 PM
I've had a not so great experience with CC built wheels...
Had to have them completely re-tensioned and trued after the first month. Spoke tension was incredibly non-uniform,
thought the wheel was dead-nuts true from them.
Personally I woudn't go that route. If you can find a competent wheel builder locally - go for it. The people who re-did my wheel give a lifetime guarantee - and it's truly excellent I must say.
What about Wheelsmith?Cuban Bee
Sep 6, 2003 5:36 PM
Supergo is selling an Open Pro/Ultegra wheelset. They say it is built by people at Wheelsmith. Is wheelsmith a good wheelbuilder?
What about Wheelsmith?sjomi
Sep 7, 2003 7:14 AM
I bought those wheels from Supergo (in-store though) more than 1 year ago and they have been excellent for me. I am not heavy but I manage to hit every obstacle in the road. No problems for me.
re: Wheels from Colorado Cyclist and Cross wheelssmooty
Sep 7, 2003 1:18 AM
I bought a pair of cxp33 rims built around dura-ace hubs in 1998. I still train on this wheelset and they are arrow straight and have never needed any truing.
re: Wheels from Colorado Cyclist and Cross wheelslt
Sep 7, 2003 1:27 AM
I have a set of Dura-ace/ cxp33/ dt competition wheels built by Colorado Cyclist. The wheels have not required truing in 2 years of use and have been very reliable. I highly recommend them. I would make sure to talk to them about the cyclocross use before you order.
Had a great experience and would recommend them.niteschaos
Sep 7, 2003 9:13 AM
I had 32spoke 3-cross double-butted build of Open pros to Ultegra hubs. Never needed any trueing, not even after the first ride, where some wheels usually break in. Dead true for 2000 miles on some of the roughest roads I know.
re: Wheels from Colorado Cyclist and Cross wheelslyleseven
Sep 7, 2003 11:46 AM
Never bought wheels from CC, but other things, which were fine. I did buy a set of Mavic Open Pros from Performance with Campy hubs and cassette and they were flawless. Haven't had to tune or true them since I bought them a year ago (about 800 miles ago).
Thanks for the feedback.Cuban Bee
Sep 7, 2003 12:41 PM
I ended up going with the supergo deal. Its going on my surly and I think it should work out fine, not to mention look good. Peace Out