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Best aero wheel for your buck

I am thinking about some new aero wheels for my new carbon bling bike.

I don't want to fork out (well I would like to, but...) €€$$€€€$$ for Zipps or some other very expensive wheel.

Anyone got opinions on the best cheaper aero wheels??
Conehead, I'm sure u have a few suggestions!


  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    Fast forwards will do just as good a job as Zipps.

    I'm currently saving to get myself a set of FF's. Can't to get them and try them out.
  • willtriwilltri Posts: 436
    For £400 these are def cheap (or £500 for the 101/82). I'm waiting delivery of the 50mm.

    http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/aca ... ffers.html

    This is the only review i could find....

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... rbon-31468
  • I was chatting with Mike from Bridgtown about this over dinner in Manchester a couple of weeks ago. If you spend £400 on a set of carbon wheels you get exactly that, a £400 set of carbon wheels. They won't perform as well as a set of more expensive carbon wheels, and won't perform as well as a set of similarly expensive aluminium wheels. American classics aero 420 are quite good, and I don't think they're too expensive either

    I specifically asked about Fast Forward wheels, as I was in a position to get some off a mate for not too much, and he said they are excellent - think Zipp without the over-inflated price tag. I think they also look much nicer than either Zipp or Planet X.
  • Best wheel for money, Planet X...easy
  • nivaghnivagh Posts: 595
    Best value = second hand wheels!

    I got some, admittedly old, Spinergy Rev Xs for £150. Probably the best upgrade after moving to a TT frame, that I have done.
  • BmanBman Posts: 442
    I hope you are right Nivagh.

    I recently got some used Mavic cosmic carbone's but havent had a chance to try them out. Reviews reckon as far as money goes, they are supposed to be pretty good.
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