- Road bike Wheels for around £500
If they’re the same as comes on the tcx2 (32 spoke, 2200/formula hubs) then yes you’ll notice a fair difference. I dropped 410g by swapping to 32 spoke Hope Hoops. RS80s very light but rear a little flexy, Hope Hoops worth looking at for the same reasons as their mtb wheels, or handbuilts (search for recommendations).Posted 6 years agowillyboyMember
Ksyrium elites are very good. Mine are 8 years old and still going strong. They’ve done plenty of road races, cyclo cross (incl 3 peaks) helvellyn triathlon and lots of general riding.
ps I haven’t ever serviced them.
When they wear out i’ll either buy another set or get some hope mono 3’s on mavic open pro cdPosted 6 years agodepth-junkieMember
As title, looking at buying some race road bike Wheels for my Giant Defy 1. Looking to spend around £500max (prefer a bit lower cost). I am cosidering Mavic Ksyrium Elite. Looking at using these wheels as a set for 150-200k sportives.
The question is, will i really notice much difference in real world performance over the standard Gaint S-R 2 DW aluminium wheels? I use Ultremo ZX’s for rubber. My thinking is to keep the standard rims for training and winter use and the Mavic’s for events.
I am a fairly fit/fast rider, and tend to beat guys on bikes costing £££’s more over mine. I am not looking to buy a bike costing 4G’s+, I am just looking do to a few choice upgrades to what is already a good bike/package.
Ta for any advicePosted 6 years agodrewSubscriber
I’m selling some 2010 Ksyrium elites on ebay, you’ll find them if you do a search. Too early to post the link here. They’re in excellent nick. Let me know if you would be interested at andrew dot atkinson47 at ntlworld dot com . In answer to the question I’d say that you would notice the difference upgrading to a good set of wheels. I’ve used both ksyrium elites and campag neutron ultras on my road bike and they are a definite improvement over the Planet X Bs I use in winter.Posted 6 years agoJIfMember
Pro Lite Bracciano’s are great value, they weigh around 1500 grams for the pair, have excellent bearings and are pretty strong and stiff. If you can find them in stock anywhere you can usually get them for under £300, they out perform lots of much more expensive wheelsets.Posted 6 years ago
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