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Best Wheels For 800 quid!!??

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by steve23, 16 Feb 2008.

  1. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    right, im sorry for all of the recent questions, but i just dont know what to do!!!

    800 quid is my all out, cant afford anything more budget! so heres the deal.....

    i need a wheelset that is.....

    VERY STRONG
    VERY STIFF
    AERO
    LIGHT

    i will be mainly using the wheels for Raod Racing, but they will also be used for the odd time trial!

    any ideas? please dont say handbuilts!!!

    thanks!
     
  2. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    I think you should certainly consider the Reynolds Attack Wheels. I've heard some good reports of them. I think Wiggle have them down from 800 to only 650 pounds.
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Have a browse on Ribbles website and Wiggles. Some good deals on there.
    How deep do you want the rim profile to be?
    The Reynolds are pretty light and look as if they'd slice through the air no probs. ;)
     
  4. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    they dont have to be that deep!!! just aero, as they will be used for the odd TT!

    im just spoilt for choice, and dont know what to do!
     
  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    have you considered PX wheels? 3 types of deep rim to choose from
     
  6. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    ive decided im going to go for the campag shamal ultra wheels!!!
     
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Steve, no way do you need to spend this much...go shop build and you can truly get light stiff and strong !!!!!

    And a whole lot cheaper too.
     
  8. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Sorry to rain your parade Steve but its just bigtime mark-up for a stuff thats been out a fair while...

    ie Tange frames (good quality-been out for years) with a price id choke on !
     
  10. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside

    O.K.

    For £800, a nice set of handbuilt DT 1.1 Road Race Rims (or 1.2 if you really want Aero section) on DT 190 Ceramic hubs with dt Revolution spokes.

    Online Prices
    Rear Hub £337.50
    Front Hub £ 179
    2 rims £80

    Take to lbs, build up & spokes £100.

    You'll have have £100 change :smile:
     
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Handbuilds.
     
  12. Stwutter

    Stwutter New Member

    Great choice. Been riding them for 8 months. Under 1.4kg, stiff - dunno what you paid but under £600 on Wiggle.

    Oh - and they're bloody gold* - BLING BLING ;)


    (*Unless you bottled it and went for the new ones...).
     
  13. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    yep, i went for the titanium ones!!! gold wouldnt suit my red bike!!!

    what are the wheels like for road racing on? stiff and responsive???

    thanks
     
  14. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    They should be if they are at the top of the Campag medium profile range! Out of interest, what was wrong with Eurus'? They cost £150 less and weigh just over 100g more, with most of that being in the hub where it doesn't matter. Granted the bling factor of titanium or gold colour is something, although I have to admit being partial to black wheels.
     
  15. Stwutter

    Stwutter New Member

    Not raced on them, but been getting back to fitness after a lay-off so have been hammering them a little, and I can't fault them. they're my first mid-top range set of hoops, so was alittle worried waht might have happened after hitting the many rocks around Hertfordshire, but they're still true as anything.