- those carbon wheelsets on ebay…
Well I seen a fat punter heaving along a road with a full carbon deep section wheelset, stomach/moobs bulging everywhere I do think wtf!
But at least he’s getting out I suppose, just annoyed he has better gear than me.
I do like the idea of doing well on inferior gear though!Posted 4 years agotraildogMember
‘Nice’ wheels means what though? Something that looks the part – then, yes I think if you’re bothered by the looks.
For general riding around I’d say tutleheading is more or less right. When general riding out on your own you don’t get the same speeds up – you are battling cross winds, and you get many miles in on rough roads. Something that lasts well, serviceable, brakes well, comfortable is better and therefore ‘nice’ IMHO.Posted 4 years agoianpvMember
I’ve got a set of reynolds 46mm clinchers on my cervelo S2. They are quick, light enough at just over 1500gms, and I’ve raced on them in the wet with no real problems.
Mainly though, they look great, and an aero frame with standard wheels looks wrong 😳
I’d have a set of the chinese ones for sure.Posted 4 years ago
Right well I did some tracking today after recieving the saddle I ordered at the same time (different seller) arrived. Unfortunately the parcel arrived yesterday but was stopped by customs and there was a charge to pay. I decided to drive to pick them up from Gatwick and paid the charge (£29 for anyone interested.)
Got them home and unwrapped, first impressions are these are really nice. Hub bearings have no play, very true, and actually pretty good quality on the whole. Tyres went on easily (ultremo ZX – new), and got a new cassette (free of charge as CRC decided to lose the packaging but sent it anyway… I don’t really mind, it’s still new!). And new chain, obviously.
I took some pictures so here goes, and I’ll be riding tomorrow after work and will let you know how I get on. I’m very excited though. They feel so light, didn’t weigh them (silly!) but the tubes are 60g, tyres 180, and wheels are about 1400, so about 2kg for the whole wheelset with cassette, by my very rough reckoning. Which is good.
please avoid any comments on decor… I have my priorities right…Posted 4 years ago
Will look so much better when I get the ultegra cranks. Those cranks look naff.
thanks. they’re the 3k matte . Glossy looked tacky and the fully matte doesn’t show off the carbon 😉
If anyone is interested, they’re these exact ones:
the seller is excellent, they were very well packaged, fully tracked (EMS worldwide, then parcelforce 24 in the UK), and when I sent them a question they replied very quickly.Posted 4 years ago
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