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Where should I order my wheelset?(9 posts)

Where should I order my wheelset?LowCel
Dec 9, 2003 7:29 AM
Hi, I am thinking about ordering a new wheelset. I would like to get King hubs, open pro rims and revolution spokes. Anybody have any suggestions where the best place to order this wheelset would be?

Also, has anyone already built these up to give me a quick review on them and total weight?

Thanks in advance
re: Where should I order my wheelset?CARBON110
Dec 9, 2003 7:33 AM
My advice would be to go with 2003 Dura Ace hubs BECAUSE they resist water better. The king hubs are nice for sure, smooth, light pretty but they are a pain in the arse to clean if dirt/water get into bearings AND they are mucho $. For about $250 you can get Dura Ace hubs and blue open pros that are unbealvably comfortable,quiet and keep water out like you wouldnt believe. Plus they are LOW maintaince. 16K miles on my last pair. Otherwise, look at Colorado cyclist for King combo
re: Where should I order my wheelset?mainframe
Dec 9, 2003 7:51 AM
Excel does a nice job of building, most any components, courteous service.
re: Where should I order my wheelset?gf99
Dec 9, 2003 7:59 AM
I've bought several sets of handbuilt road and mtb wheels from Speedgoat. I highly recommend.
re: Where should I order my wheelset?bill105
Dec 9, 2003 8:11 AM
look at wisecyclebuys.com
rCheck with local LBS firsthudsonite
Dec 9, 2003 8:18 AM
If you have a good LBS, check with them on a wheel build. The better ones do not charge all that much and will give you a warranty period. It is much easier bring the wheels back to a local store than to ship them off.

For Internet/Mailorder try excel and colorado cyclist. Both are good wheelbuilders and offer a fair price.
Oddsandendosdgangi
Dec 9, 2003 8:24 AM
Mike at oddsandendos.com has a FANTASTIC reputation for building high quality road and mountain wheelsets at reasonable prices. I ordered an MTB wheelset from him last week and he really helped me make a good decision based on my riding style, weight, and the local terrain.

Thx...Doug
Thanks everyone (nm)LowCel
Dec 9, 2003 9:53 AM
~1550 gr (nm)Crankist
Dec 9, 2003 10:02 AM