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Deep section wheels

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by RedBike, 23 May 2008.

  1. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Yet another crack has appeared in my Planet-x carbon wheels. so i've decided to retire them.

    I'm now after a replacement set. A deep sectioned clincher wheel suitable for using on HILLY sportives and time trials. The planet-x's were almost ideal, I just wasn't keen on the fact they were tubular.

    I know planet-x do a clincher version of their wheels but they're too much money. Is there anything on the market for under £500?
     
  2. OP
    OP
    RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    I "think" i've found some.

    Front £223,
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360036008&n=Pro RC-50 Front Wheel

    Rear £305
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360036010&n=Pro RC-50 Rear Wheel

    Ok, I know thats over £500
    Anyone heard of them, what are they like?
     
  3. k-dog

    k-dog New Member

    Isn't Pro the components part of Shimano? Should be decent quality then...
     
  4. OP
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    RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    I have no idea, I didn't even know they existed until yesterday.

    I have however, just realised that planet-x now have the clincher carbons for £550. Looks like i've just found my next set of wheels.

    Come on pay day.
    (I do hope the clincher version of planet-x's wheels is as good as the tubs i've been using.)
     
  5. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    How come you've decided to choose again the manufacturer of your old wheels which cracked?
    I tend to get put off by stuff like that.

    Dave.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    The wheels have had a hard life and are badly worn. They've been used for cyclo-cross races, time trials and road races by me AND the rider I brought them off. Although I don't actually know whats cracked them I suspect it didn't happen while I was riding them; but was caused by something falling on them in the car.

    I've been quite happy with the reliability of the wheels. They have always remained perfectly true and the hubs are still buttery smooth. My only small gripe was the carbon braking surface was somewhat intresting in the wet and has worn out rather quickly.

    (Which is why I find the Pro RD-50 with an Al braking surface an intresting alternative)
     
  7. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Yes
     
  8. OP
    OP
    RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Any ideas on the weight of them?
    (I apprechiate the fact that they're never going to be feather-weight)
     
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I was about to say, find the weight difference, if they are heavy your not going to want to climb with them
     
  10. Pro RC-50's discussed on BR - other people asking the weight !
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14814737

    Do Wiggle still have that scheme where if you've spent over a certain amount with them you get 5% or 10% off your next order ?
    - might be worth buying the front, qualifying for the discount, then buying the back one with discount...