New Wheels

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by steve23, 18 Dec 2007.

  1. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    i am after a new pair of wheels that i can use for road racing and time trialling. as i cant afford two different sets of wheels!

    im quite a powerful rider and weigh 13stone, so i need a really strong wheel, as my aksiums have had a spoke or tow ping on them!!!

    ive got my eye on some mavic ksyrium ES wheels, as they seem to be well used and highly rated.

    what else do people suggest?

    thanks
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Hi steve23, haven't seen you for ages. Good to see you back.

    Have you thought about hand built wheels?
     
  3. bianco

    bianco New Member

    I suggest you choose a hub and rim and get a recommended builder to make your perfect wheel, much more satisfying buy
     
  4. OP
    OP
    steve23

    steve23 New Member

    hi noodley, no i keep forgetting to come on this site!

    it HUGE now, well on ya!!!

    i thought handbuilts might be an option, any suggestions?
     
  5. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Harry Rowland builds a very nice wheel. Call him to discuss.
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    whats your budget Steve?
     
  7. Commuter

    Commuter New Member

    Cosmic Carbones
     
  8. OP
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    steve23

    steve23 New Member

    my buget is up to about 700 quid, could maybe push it a tad higher, but no too much!!!

    ive heard mixed reports about the carbones, arent they quite heavy?
     
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    have you thought about a set of Dalkia's or even a set of Planet X's?
     
  10. OP
    OP
    steve23

    steve23 New Member

    thought about planet x but i know very little about them, likewise dalkia!

    could you give more info or links?

    thanks
     
  11. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
  12. OP
    OP
    steve23

    steve23 New Member

    thanks for the links!
     
  13. OP
    OP
    steve23

    steve23 New Member

    cheers jim.

    just looked at the dalkiia, and they look pretty smart, but have they been reviewed? as i know nothing about them!

    thanks
     
  14. OP
    OP
    steve23

    steve23 New Member

    to throw another in, anyone experiences with HED jett wheels?
     
  15. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    from my understanding they come from the same factory as Zipp Wheels. Although don't know anyone thats got any nor seen a reveiw
     
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