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  • Cheap(ish) roady wheel advice…
  • Premier Icon timothecimmerian
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    Morning,

    My rear hub has gone on my stock wheels that came with my road bike so looking at replacing as a sensible upgrade. Budget is £150-200 and I’ve been looking at Fulcrum Quattro’s or Shimano RS31’s.

    The Quattro’s are more expensive but will I see a benefit? Is there anything else that I must consider?

    Advice is welcome!
    Thanks

    Premier Icon scruff9252
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    Carbon clinchers from Aliexpress? My 38mm were around £230 all in from memory….

    Premier Icon andyeez
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    Slightly over budget but I just got some Campag Zondas from Wiggle for £254.

    Premier Icon timothecimmerian
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    Thanks both. These look good but are slightly over budget…£200 was more top end for me.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I’ll not buy another Fulcrum product, they’re decent wheels but the parts availability (and price!) and customer service varies between awful and nonexistant, disaster of a company.

    Premier Icon richardthird
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    That’s a good price on the Zondas above.

    Fulcrum Racing 5s or Planet X AL30s

    Premier Icon timothecimmerian
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    Cheers. I’ll take a look at the Planet X AL30’s.

    Premier Icon Haze
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    timothecimmerian, where are you based?

    I may have some Fulcrum Racing 5.5 in the next week or so if you’re willing to collect (West Mids)?

    Mint condition, they’ll have done less than 10 mile…

    Premier Icon Gary_M
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    Avoid the planet x wheels, from experience the bearings are rubbish. Bearings on my lasted around 500 miles – a few weeks commuting.

    Just bought a set of Shimano r501’s from planet x for £59.99 for my commuter, I’ve had a few sets of these and they’re great for the money as a cheap disposable wheel. Looks like they’re £69.99 now.

    Premier Icon Haze
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    Just to add to my post above (in case you’re interested) these are off a new build and will be available from Tuesday or Wednesday, whenever Parcel Force turn up.

    Email in my profile…

    Premier Icon hora
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    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/WPFST30/fsa-team-30-wheelset

    I’ve no idea how long they’ll last but they are still true after 200miles so far and stiff/take crap roads in their stride and feel ‘quick’.

    Premier Icon willyboy
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    i’d get 105 hubs on mavic open pro’s from merlin for £225. They’ll outlast anything listed above.

    (Or a set of aksiums).

    Premier Icon Gary_M
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    i’d get 105 hubs on mavic open pro’s from merlin for £225. They’ll outlast anything listed above.

    I usually wear the rims out before the hubs on cheap shimano wheels. Aksiums are good too though. But at the price I couldn’t pass on the shimano’s

    Premier Icon joolsburger
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    I’ve got RS30’s on mine and they’ve been great. Stayed true for around 6 months of commuting and I’m over 16 stone. The bearings are still very good and easily serviceable cup and cones. As RS31 and 61’s are both in your budget from Ribble I’d take a look into those.

    Premier Icon teamslug
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    Mavic Askiums are good. OEM on my bike. Rode them thru winter to now ,well over 1000 miles and still true and smooth.

    http://www.merlincycles.com/mavic-aksium-s-wts-wheels-pair-2014-inc-tyres-58831.html

    and i think they come with tyres and tubes…

    Premier Icon Gary_M
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    yep I’ve also use RC30’s and various other reasonably priced shimano wheels and they’ve all been good.

    Premier Icon robdob
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    I’ve just bought Ultegra hubs on Open Pros for £196 from Rose bikes. Lovely!!

    Premier Icon joeegg
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    I’ve been using Aksiums for a couple of years with no problems at all.A bit heavy but i think that helped with some of the terrible roads they’ve been on in Spain.

    Premier Icon beicmynydd
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    I just purchased a set of Planet X al30’s seem ok quite light for the price and tough also, according to the web site the bearings on the newest versions have been upgraded.

    Premier Icon mtbtomo
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    +1 Planet-X AL30’s. No issue with the bearings on mine. Light for the price too at sub 1700g without skewers.

    Or Superstarcomponents do similar wheelsets a bit lighter for sub £200.

    Premier Icon timothecimmerian
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    Thanks all – sounds like a few good options within my budget then.

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