Fancying these wheels.
I’ve not heard of r2-bike, anybody got any experience with them ?Posted 3 years ago
I looked at the l/b rimed option. But I can’t match your pricing.Posted 3 years ago
Rims with postage and duty about £300
Hubs another £300
Cx-ray spokes at least £120
I can assemble but I want them properly tensioned £30
The wheels from r2 I like are £565 to my door.
If you can put links to your costing it would be appreciated. 😀
My rims were £248, hubs are £220 from A E Bike, don’t bother with CX-Rays, just use Revs, c£30. I’ve used CX-Rays on several sets of wheels, but they add nothing IMO. If you really want to then they can be had vastly cheaper than £120.
Cost will be similar, but IMO a better wheelset.Posted 3 years ago
Your figures aren’t adding up for me. The hubs are £234 from Ae then add shipping +duty, vat so £300 easily.Posted 3 years ago
The rims work out at £249+vat, ect so another £300+ and where can a man in the street get 64 cx-ray spokes for vastly cheaper than £120 ? And I’ve got to pay to get them sorted. So £750 how is that similar to£565.
You’re right on rims actually, I did pay duty of £38 I think it was, but they were definitely £248 shipped. Didn’t pay duty on the hubs and shipping wasn’t bad. I also said CX-Rays are a waste of time (IMO) and Revs will save you £90, I’m not trawling all the German shops, but I’ve seen CX-Rays for c€1.50 previously, so more like £80.
It’s merely another option, I said I built a similar wheelset (without CX-Rays) for a comparable price. If you’d rather have the alu rims and the convenience, plus no gambles on duty and long lead times then buy the R2 ones. I wouldn’t, that’s all!Posted 3 years ago
I’ve just looked everything up, my hubs were $351 shipped from AEBike, so £216 by today’s rates according to Google.
Rims were £248 and £38 charges, so £286 at my door. They’re currently $165 each, plus $50 shipping. So that’s £242, plus similar charges, so call it £280 for the rims.
I forget where I got my spokes from, but Bike24 do Revolutions for €0.83 (Rose are a lot cheaper if you want silver), plus €6 shipping, so £46.
So that’s £542 on parts, plus whatever you pay someone to put them together, take your £30 and you’re at £572. Which I’d call “similar to £565″…
YMMV.Posted 3 years ago
You obviously know what you paid for your hubs njee, but they’ve gone up a bit now and you were lucky with customs. I’ve always had to pay at least the 20% vat and the fee for collecting it 🙁Posted 3 years ago
Decided to go with the ones I linked to, the LB rims seem great but for my circumstances ordering parts fron 3 continents means 3 trips to courier depots, then 2 trips to my LBS. All coming out of my working day and adding to the cost.
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