- Hand built roadie wheels,Who's good to get them from
Ok my knowledge of road bike parts is slim. I’m competing in some long sportive this year and need new wheels badly!!! Been looking at wheels a while now but just have not hit the buy button. Been eyeing up Mavic Ksyrium Elite S wheels but I’m wondering what I could get in the way of hand built wheels for the same money and where is good to get wheels built?Posted 4 years agotheflatboyMemberTiRedMember
Harry Rowland builds my wheels. He is excellent. But he will build what you need, not necessarily what you want 😉 . Give him a call to discuss budget and intended use. He will give you an honest quote, reasonable price and rapid build. He’s just built me two new sets – one a rebuild.
For sportives, I’d lean away from Ksyrium Elites. Mine are very stiff. For the same money (possibly less), I have chosen Dura Ace hubs, Sapim black spokes and alloy nipples and CXP33s ( you could also have Open Pros). They’ll be 200g heavier but a better ride. Mine are wearing 25c Schwalbe Ones with latex inner tubes and the ride is magnificent.Posted 4 years agoninfanMember
Harry Rowland is a legend, if you haven’t got a local builder that you can trust through word of mouth, then you can’t go far wrong with either him or Big Al at Wheelcraft – IMO worth the small premium over wheels from one of the online retailers
if cheapness is your priority, Merlin or CRC can be a bargain, Stif are good value and a reliable buildPosted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
Have a look at strada, and I’ve heard lots of good things about this guy:
Nothing particular about that page, couldn’t remember his name and searched for a couple of things I’d remembered from his sitePosted 4 years agoPimpmaster JazzMember
If you live in East Anglia and know Simon Daw of CC Sudbury, then ask him nicely – he was a building legend throughout Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk back in the day, having built several thousand during his 16-odd year career as a wheel builder.
I worked with him at the now defunct Buckley Saxon Cycles.Posted 4 years agocultsdaveMember
Campbell,Posted 4 years ago
This set of wheels look like the dogs danglies http://www.ubyk.co.uk/orbea-rallon-x-team-650b-2014/15507
I would buy that instead!!
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