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Wheels for £500 ?

Hi all

Looking to buy some new wheels, currently riding a Specialized Tarmac with standard wheels on. I know its been asked before but what in your opinion would be a good choice at the moment for the money and wheres best to buy from ?

Thanks for any replies



  • AtomicAtomic Posts: 126

    Planet x carbon £550

    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WBP ... %28pair%29

    New for this year and look pretty tasty.

    Or the old ones for a little cheaper

    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WPP ... elset-700c

    Good decent solid wheels at a bargain price I would say
  • okennyokenny Posts: 231
    anyone here got a pair of Planet X aero wheels?

    are they also good if you're 90kg?
  • hussler.hussler. Posts: 390
    I wouldnt advise using the PX wheels if your 90kg. I had some 3 years ago and at that point I weighed 75KG and all they did was flex whenever power was put down and made the ride rather disappointing, so I sold them and got some decent wheels.

    I know where you can get some very good wheels for just about £580 full carbon, either Tubs or clinchers, shimano or campag.

    Check this guy out, he is called Stephen and his kit is awesome.....if you contact him and mention that I sent you.....Jase Walkley

  • JellybabyJellybaby Posts: 180
    Depends what sort of wheels you want/the type of rides you do/how heavy you are, etc.

    For £500 you're probably better off getting a really good set of "normal" road wheels rather than cheap carbon ones. If you spend most of your time sitting up rather than on tri bars or in the drops then aero wheels are fairly pointless as you are causing a lot more drag than they'll be saving. If all your rides/races are hilly and you're a heavy person then get a nice set of climbing wheels - reduces rotational weight and you'll go uphill slightly quicker.

    Sensible head off

    get deep rim wheels and just do lots of flat races, they look sweet
  • tomo13tomo13 Posts: 24
    Luckily i live in the fens which is flat everywhere, only about 70KG and aslo on the aero bars as often as poss. Any recommendations ?

  • sp1nsp1n Posts: 9
    Steve at the wheelroom I can highly recommend.
    He sold me some Cadence aero rims with royce hubs and I have never looked back. Maybe something for you to consider.
    His website shows wheels he can build, will build to your weight.
  • gunforhiregunforhire Posts: 457
    You can pick up Mavic Cosmic Carbone's on eBay for £500. Mmmmmm.....
  • i've got a set of the older planet x carbon wheels, no problem with flexing at all. i rode the cowman (halfironman) and a load of olympic and sprint races on them last year. theyre the 82 101 set, and i weigh 85kg's. maybe i dont put out enough power to make them flex!
  • threerockthreerock Posts: 10
    I have these, got them a year ago including quality tubs glued on etc for around £550. They're dearer now with exchange rates etc but from memory the shop were willing to haggle reductions on the telephone and post out. I'm very happy with them. Only used them in 4-5 races and training sessions but so far fast, light, and true on bumpy Yorkshire roads.
    Link below
    www.ekmpowershop6.com/ekmps/shops/pcycl ... -113-p.asp
  • gunforhiregunforhire Posts: 457
    Just emailed colbertcycles.com 5 minutes ago, asking for prices on:
    - Edge 68mm front and rear.
    - clincher set made up of a Colbert 58mm front and a 85mm rear.
    - Colbert 85mm front and rear.

    Oh hurry up and reply!
    hussler. wrote:
    Check this guy out, he is called Stephen and his kit is awesome.....if you contact him and mention that I sent you.....Jase Walkley

  • gunforhiregunforhire Posts: 457
    Just heard back...

    50/50 clincher set £550 Novatec hub,aero bladed spoke
    58/58 clincher set £575 Novatec hub,aero bladed spokes
    58/85 clincher set £600 Novatec hub,aero bladed spokes - oh, I like these!
    Edge 68 clincher set £1600 DT Swiss hub,DT Aerolite bladed spokes

    Tubulars are around £75 cheaper a set.

    All wheelsets come with skewers and carbon brake pads.
  • ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
    I am in a similar dilema.

    Current wheels are Easton EA70s, very happy with them but being egged on to upgrade.

    PX 50s for £550
    Easton EA90 TTs £495
    American Classic 420 Aero (not the Aero 3) for £350 - tempted
    Spinergy Stealth - seem to have decent reviews but 1740 grammes - anyone ahve an opinion on these? Can snatch a used set quite cheaply but unsure about buying used.
    and finally courtesy of Spin getting a set built using IRD Cadence Aero rims, Royce Titanium hubs and Sapim CX-Ray aero spokes £350 - £571 depending on spec


    For racing only with P2C frame, all distances from Sprint to Iron - brain hurts
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    Can I just say guys that I bought one of Stephen's TT's.... the bike is awesome. So I'm already saving up for a set of the wheels.

    He's also a top bloke, i totally recommend his stuff.
  • gunforhiregunforhire Posts: 457
    That's what we like to hear!
    Anyone any idea if Hussler has ridden them? Someone must have a set!

    They look the part...
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408

    I'm already putting in motion for the disc and front wheel option.

    The bike that I got from him is top quality so I'm 100% certain the wheels are top notch.

    His customer service is ace as well..... top bloke, top stuff... got my recommendation.
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    here's a pic of mine.... new wheels for the bike to follow:
  • ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
    I think that calls for a resurrection of Bike Porn - filthy steed
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