- What have you upgraded your disc CX wheels too?
£239 from freeborn tooPosted 3 years ago
Not tried the Crosslights so can’t comment there. I replaced my (very heavy) stock CX wheels with Stans Iron Cross on SRAM X9 hubs. Sorted my pinch flat problem with the much shallower and slightly wider rims. And i can confirm that, as per all Stans rims, the stickers all come off really easily.Posted 3 years agoJamieMember
I’m hoping they’ll be further reduced (in price) when the inevitable 2015 V.4 11-spd compatible ones are launched…
V3 are 11sp compatible.
Posted 3 years agoTurnerGuyMember
249 here :
my iron cross on hope pro2 evos and supercomp spokes are 1610g.Posted 3 years ago
Self-built Velocity A23/Novatec here.
just priced up building my own nice CX wheels from new parts:
pair of Novatech hubs £90
pair of H plus Archetype rims £100 (A23s similar but cant find a UK supplier on ebay)
64 Sapim d/b spokes w/nipples £55
so £245, £5 more than buying the Kinesis CX from Freeborn. Cycleclinic want £332 for the above as built wheels. No wonder ‘factory’ wheels are so popular 🙄Posted 3 years agomunksterMember
I got a pair of white Novatec hubs for £75 off the bay (bloke in Bristol was good but check that he’s packaging them up well). Or the chaps at sdeals were getting black ones in stock I think, ask them, they’re very helpful.
A23s from hubjub.co.uk (£90 the pair) or Brick Lane Bikes…
I used ACI DB spokes (black) as well, from CycleBasket, about £30.
My build with rim tape came in around £200 IIRC.
HTH 😉Posted 3 years agofourbangerMember
Not sure I can recommend the kinesis (having bought a pair for myself and my gf). The ride is nice and not too heavy, but I don’t think they have enough spokes. I managed to rip a nipple in half just sprinting on smooth Tarmac. I may have got unlucky with a previous impact, but they’ve only been used for fast commuting as advertised. Also, the free hub is dragging even after a rebuild. I think it’s been machined incorrectly. Jury is out as I haven’t found anyone else with problems. 3000km in 4 months isn’t excessive. We’ll see how the warranty is.Posted 3 years agoSTATOMember
Would they work out any lighter njee? Im just about to build a set of DT240 6bolt hubs on LB 29er rims and they will still be heavier than the Kinessis. I think the front kinesis hub must be around 100g and rims 400g for the sums to work out, even considering the Alu nips on the Kinesis set.Posted 3 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
Stock wheels that came with my CAADX were punk. Upgraded to Open pros on XT with DT Swiss, 32H. Bombproof.
I’m finding mine okay… but they’re certainly not particularly light! Longer term I’ve been thinking about the same wheelset as you… just don’t know if I can be arsed building them myself!Posted 3 years agotomkertonMember
I’m quite heavy HH (100kg) ride quite a lot and destroyed the rear wheel fairly quickly, pinged spokes and buckled he rear beyond repair. The new wheel set is a revelation, pick up nicely, stiff and reliable at speed and has survived what I dish out to them. Go for it!Posted 3 years agosimondbarnesMember
I wouldn’t recommend a2z for properly winter / wet rides. Mine were on a race set of wheels so saw limited wet weather and still had to replace the rear bearings, for cx I’d want something a little better sealed.
I’ve raced & commuted on mine and they’ve been fine.Posted 3 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
I’m quite heavy HH (100kg) ride quite a lot and destroyed the rear wheel fairly quickly, pinged spokes and buckled he rear beyond repair. The new wheel set is a revelation, pick up nicely, stiff and reliable at speed and has survived what I dish out to them. Go for it!
So we’re pretty much the same weight then!!! Who built yours?Posted 3 years ago
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