Good pair of Road wheels for upgrade? nice looking as well.
I bought a pair of these recently, very nice. Currently using with tubes.Posted 3 years agomrblobbySubscriber
Got Avid 2.0 wheels on my Tarmac road bike. Not sure if they are any good but I would like to do the same as I did with my 29Er HT. I bought some Hope Hoop stans for it and could not believe the difference to the performance they made. Especially at cannock Chase.
I use my road bike to commute and I’m 100kg 6ft 4 bloke. I think that’s why I notice a good pair of wheels. £500 budget.Posted 3 years agoTiRedMember
Ultegra hubs, CXP33 rims and Sapim spokes. Handbuilt, well under budget, stiff and fast. Your budget will stretch to Dura Ace, but do you want to commute on them in all weathers? Harry Rowland built mine and they are great. Other builders are available. Your budget will include a set of 25c tyres too. I’m running Yksion Pro/Griplink on these wheels.Posted 3 years ago
Surely you want something robust for commuting, not fast and light weight?
Depends on the commute I guess. I have two bikes for commuting, the winter/wet day bike with lights and full guards and the dry summers day bike – fast and light.
The roads on my commute are fine so light wheels aren’t an issue.Posted 3 years agoYakSubscriber
Here you go -this sort of thing. Hope hubs and wide rims. Probably the silver set though for 32h robustness. I’m guessing you are after black though.Posted 3 years ago
I bought a pair of these recently, very nice. Currently using with tubes.
Bearings failed yet?Posted 3 years agoIanWMember
I really like Mavic Aksiums as do it all wheels. I have three sets now(long story) which have used since 2006 and gone from 110kg to now under 90kg but throughout have used them off road, commuting, weekend rides etc. Even recently took a hotly contested dirt track KOM( due to a tailwind) with them and 23mm tyres, they are IME tough.
Throw away the tyres that come with them though, there the devils work.
Edit: just noticed your budget, quite a lot for a commuter but if you did want to spend that and considering your largess perhaps some 32h handbuilts.Posted 3 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
I got some from light-bicycle – “wide” u-rims, 45mm deep and 24spoke 2cross front & back (chosen to help rigidity as I’d irretrievably buckled* my previous wheels)
I asked for them with a continuous inner surface so I could use tubeless easily and I got disc hubs in case I ever replace my frame (or more likely just fork)
Well under 500 quid
*turned out the “irretrievable buckling” was a bent axle, which meant it was impossible to true the wheel. I could’ve sorted the problem for a tenner but I didn’t notice until after I’d ordered 🙄Posted 3 years agoedhornbySubscriber
I use my road bike to commute and I’m 100kg 6ft 4 bloke
speak to a wheelbuilder – you are going to need wheels that perform more than one duty and they will need to be strong, I would say kit wheels like fulcrums (even though I have them and like them) wouldn’t cut it for a guy with your build – also with fulcrum and mavic sets the spokes are a PITA to replace if they break, a traditional j-bend will give you a fighting chance of getting home and replacing without folding a 20spoke wheel like a pringlePosted 3 years ago
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