Roadies- RS 80 or Hope hoops?
If your light, the RS80’s would possibly suffice, but I found they made my bike very ‘on its toes’ and quite stiff and more suited to smooth road only and going fast type riding.. I pinged a spoke in them recently, so whilst they’ve been repaired, they’ve been relegated.
I replaced them with a set of hope hubs laced onto 32h Mavic CXP33 rims. A good bit stronger, and a bit heavier, but its what I need for my weight to be honest. The bike now feels a little bit more supple, smoother and as if it’s coping much more easily with the bumps of the road. Hard to describe I suppose.
Given what your describe, and having had the experience of the lighter wheels, I’d always go the stronger route these days.
Does it have to be hope hoops? Speak to the nearest best wheel building shop and see what you can get for £300. There are plenty of options out there. Although I went hope for the bling colour ( sad eh? ) I would also be happy with a set of Shimano hubs (ultegra likely) on the same rims. that route would have been cheaper.Posted 4 years ago
Definitely Hope Hoops, awesome wheels!
Warning: Ulterior motive alert!Posted 4 years ago
Would they be the same as the ones I bought new from Merlin yesterday for £268 posted?
Very impressive if you did, the rear Shimano compatible ones have been out of stock there for over a week, and the fronts are also currently out of stock.
What’s your point?Posted 4 years agoglupton1976Member
[/quote]Very impressive if you did, the rear Shimano compatible ones have been out of stock there for over a week, and the fronts are also currently out of stock.
Who mentioned anything about Shimano. Also – the fronts went out of stock around half ten last night. 😉
If you can get £250 for your set good luck to you. I hope you cant though. (did you see what I did there. 😉 )Posted 4 years ago
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