- Road wheels – any recommendations?
Built a pair of DT Swiss 350’s (basically a 240 with a slightly heavier hub shell) on Open Pro’s with DT Comp spoke for a customer a few months ago with a similar brief. Came in just on 1700g the pair, and immensely reliable. The DT 350 hubs are very reasonably priced too for what they are.
Would probably look at a slightly wider rim next time though. Something like the Velocity A23’s perhaps.
Or as mentioned above, the Fulcrum Racing 3’s are highly regarded, or the Campag Zonda’s (same wheel iirc with a different logo on it).Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
The A23’s are distributed in the UK by BigMama/Brick Lane Bikes.
There’s a few UK based online wheelbuilders that usually have stock. But any bike shop should be able to order from BigMama if not on account, then by proforma I’m sure.
They also do the H Plus & Son Archetypes.Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
fulcrum 3s for £287 (until tomorrow)Posted 4 years agoajcMember
I have rs80’s which I like, except that in under 700 dry miles the rear wheel cone is knackered. They were a little tight when I got them. A bit of research suggests this is a common occcurence, so you need to make sure they are tightened correctly. I wouldn’t bother with cup and cone bearings again personally.Posted 4 years ago
A little tip/advice re Hope Hubs (this is a serious matter by the way, not to be confused with getting fitted)
After a bit of riding (a few weeks maybe), I’ve noticed that the hubs appear to develop a bit of side to side play. Not exactly sure what cause this, but tightening up the QR’s and then riding a bit more (a few days/weeks) seems to cure it and it disappears altogether.
Completely free advice, and I didn’t even need to get the goniometer out!Posted 4 years ago
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