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New wheels 101

  • 20-04-2021 8:07pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,342 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    This is gonna be my next step.

    Gonna get some fancy carbon wheels.

    I've a standard rim braked road bike (cube attain) with 11 speed 105.

    Help a man out.
    What's step 1?
    (Bar starting starting to tell the missus how essential a "spare" set of wheels are for eh safety?)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 141 ✭✭ Jimbo789


    This is gonna be my next step.

    Gonna get some fancy carbon wheels.

    I've a standard rim braked road bike (cube attain) with 11 speed 105.

    Help a man out.
    What's step 1?
    (Bar starting starting to tell the missus how essential a "spare" set of wheels are for eh safety?)

    What’s your budget?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,883 ✭✭✭✭ dahat


    Calling Unknown Solider to the thread, think he has one set of exalith wheels left.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,342 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    Jimbo789 wrote: »
    What’s your budget?

    No idea. I've done no research.
    Whatever upper limit I put that will turn into my aim.

    I'm only a reasonable cyclist.
    So no mad 2 grand wheels


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,197 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Whats on it at the minute Cube RA wheels?

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,342 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    Came with mavic aksuims


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,418 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    http://www.adverts.ie/23564653

    Buy these.
    Job done.

    Good price, great wheels, will slot straight on to your existing bike and pads, aero whomp whomp, sturdy and reliable. You could dither for months and not find anything else as suitable, just buy them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,418 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    dahat wrote: »
    Calling Unknown Solider to the thread, think he has one set of exalith wheels left.

    I'm led to believe his Cosmic voyage has been terminated.:pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,342 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    fat bloke wrote: »
    http://www.adverts.ie/23564653

    Buy these.
    Job done.

    Good price, great wheels, will slot straight on to your existing bike and pads, aero whomp whomp, sturdy and reliable. You could dither for months and not find anything else as suitable, just buy them.

    I dithered. They're gone.
    Oops


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭ jethrothe2nd


    I dithered. They're gone.
    Oops

    If it's any consolation I was also dithering over the same set and I've missed the boat too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,773 ✭✭✭ MojoMaker


    lissard from here got himself a nice pair of rims by the looks of things.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 499 ✭✭ lissard


    Sorry about that - couldn't resist - I was looking for wheels for racing and those seemed to fit the bill.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,503 ✭✭✭ secman


    I picked up a set of Zipp 302's on Mantel for €1,200 in the last month, much cheaper than their replacement 303's and at my level I wouldn't notice the benefits nor couldn't justify the extra cost of the 303s . The 302's get good reviews as a good all rounder carbon wheel, for the flat and stiff for climbing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭ jethrothe2nd


    Anyone any experience or thoughts on these?

    https://www.adverts.ie/bike-wheels/fulcrum-racing-zero-nite-c17-clincher-wheelset/23549670

    Edit - apologies for hi-jacking the thread


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,418 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    Anyone any experience or thoughts on these?

    https://www.adverts.ie/bike-wheels/fulcrum-racing-zero-nite-c17-clincher-wheelset/23549670

    Edit - apologies for hi-jacking the thread

    Top of the tree for non carbon wheels really. I've a pair but I've yet to use them.
    Ordinarily 800 quid would be dear for a second hand pair but in the current market there's no stock of anything so I think it's fair enough in that context.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,542 ✭✭✭ wersal gummage


    Just clicked the link there....

    He's accepting 750?

    I just ordered a new ultegra cassette and cheapest I could do was 97 delivered....

    So if its a relatively new ultegra cassette you could probably tell yourself you're paying 700 for the wheels?? Which is ok?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,503 ✭✭✭ secman


    Anyone any experience or thoughts on these?

    https://www.adverts.ie/bike-wheels/fulcrum-racing-zero-nite-c17-clincher-wheelset/23549670

    Edit - apologies for hi-jacking the thread
    They are a cracking wheelset, a buddy has a set and he loves them, extremely light and very good braking on them. A good price too especially with cassette, which have gone very pricey lately.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,895 ✭✭✭ letape


    I have a set of the same model Fulcrum Racing Zero Nites on a bike that’s not been used. They have max 200km on them, and would pass for new I’d sell them for €750 with a new ultegra or Campagnolo chorus cassette if interested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭ jethrothe2nd


    letape wrote: »
    I have a set of the same model Fulcrum Racing Zero Nites on a bike that’s not been used. They have max 200km on them, and would pass for new I’d sell them for €750 with a new ultegra or Campagnolo chorus cassette if interested.

    Brilliant - I'll take them like a shot (depending where you are based)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,895 ✭✭✭ letape


    Brilliant - I'll take them like a shot (depending where you are based)

    I’ll send you a pm to see what we can arrange. Cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,503 ✭✭✭ secman


    Anyone looking for a top notch alu wheelset will find it hard to better those Fulcrums alluded to in the Jethro's adverts link, don't think they will hang around long. Would've been interested only that I recently purchased a new wheelset.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,100 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CramCycle


    Hunt Aeros are lighter and cheaper brand new, not sure if that still the case with Brexit but they were.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,342 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    CramCycle wrote: »
    Hunt Aeros are lighter and cheaper brand new, not sure if that still the case with Brexit but they were.

    That's what my brother has recommended.
    Had heart set on carbon but that may have been purely for aesthetics


  • Registered Users Posts: 141 ✭✭ Jimbo789


    The Winspace Hyper wheels get good reviews. I ordered a pair for the 50mm rim brake ones this week.

    You can get 10% discount codes for them too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭ jethrothe2nd


    secman wrote: »
    Anyone looking for a top notch alu wheelset will find it hard to better those Fulcrums alluded to in the Jethro's adverts link, don't think they will hang around long. Would've been interested only that I recently purchased a new wheelset.

    Well, I bought the ones from letape on this forum (thanks letape). Put them on yesterday and went out for a spin today. Couldn't be happier. I've been waving my average speed in front of my completely disinterested wife ever since I got home. Admittedly I had a pretty decent tailwind at points, but I'm still putting it down to the wheels.

    And they look savage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,883 ✭✭✭✭ dahat



    And they look savage.

    This is the most important part of any wheel purchase.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,100 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CramCycle


    That's what my brother has recommended.
    Had heart set on carbon but that may have been purely for aesthetics

    They do carbon as well. I also have a nice set of Rose 5050 wheels, they are rebranded Newman's at a guess so could probably be gotten cheaper than the 1500 retail


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,100 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CramCycle


    dahat wrote: »
    This is the most important part of any wheel purchase.

    And the freewheel must be loud.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,418 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    I have a couple of sets of Hyper wheels in stock. Let me know if I can help with anything

    I don't know anything about them. Care to lay out your stall? Tell us what the craic is - specs and prices etc?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,418 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    @OP. I'd always wondered about Prime wheelsets, liked the pricing and the specs and like the idea of a major brand like Wiggle/CRC putting their name on a wheelset and selling them themselves. It's in their interest to make a good product and then stand over it. I'd never actually seen a pair in real life though.
    I recently got a chance to examine (thought not ride) a pair of Prime black edition 28's (https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/prime-blackedition-28-carbon-wheelset/rp-prod166634_) and I was really impressed with the look and the finish, lightness and build quality. Great, great looking hoops. If the deeper ones are as nicely put together then they'd definitely be up toward the top of my list for the next time I go wheel shopping. The owner had nothing but good to say about them and according to him it there was neither blood spilt, sweat bucketed, nor tears shed in the mounting of tyres either :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,961 ✭✭✭ iwillhtfu


    I dithered. They're gone.
    Oops

    You didn't really miss out anything there imo they're basically a standard rim with a carbon fairing nothing fancy :D

    Unless you really want carbon rims I'd be taking those racing zero or looking at a set of the mavic exalith wheels. I picked up a set of shamal mille wheels recently and they're very nice indeed.

    I've done the whole deep carbon craic and it's overrated imo. :p


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