Road Wheels & Road Wheel Recommendations?

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  • It's not that clear what you are after.

    It sounds as if you have a road bike that will be mainly used for commuting. Is that right?

    How much do you weigh?

    How well do you treat your stuff?

    What are the roads you'll be using like?

    32h cxp33's built 3 cross on most hubs will be plenty strong enough for most things. If they're for commuting any you're not up for servicing, I'd avoid shimano and buy hubs with cartridge bearings. I'm not sure I'd pay for nicer more expensive hubs if they're going to be treated roughly and there's a risk of theft.

    I'd probably not go less than 28holes for commuting. But that said my friend used to have a genisis hybrid with low spoke shimano's and they survived.

    I know cxp's don't look very bling in online photos, but once built up on the bike they look solid and understated. A friend had black hubs, black spokes, silver nipples and black rims that worked well.

    What bike are they going on? A nice lightish build would be 28/32h Stan alpha's and SuperLight hubs

  • So I'm looking at spending 300ish on a wheel set, was thinking of hope hubs and cxp33 rims, but they appear to LOOK a bit shit compared to some of the factory wheels out there. My thinking on the hopes was they'd be nice and strong to commute on where as some radial/2cross things might not, and I'm struggling to find a strong looking wheel set for that budget.

    Or am I being daft and really a set of shimano radial jobbies will be fine. The only things the wheels need to be is shimano 10 speed fit, around 300 quid, and clincher..............

    buy these! Bargain. (nothing to do with seller btw-I just run campag or I'd have them)

    ebay.co.uk/itm/290670015877?s­sPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1­423.l2649#ht_558wt_1185

  • The other question is this - why a cxp33 over the open pro?

  • aero innit

  • ...alternatively, why op''s over cxp33's?

  • the small weight difference isn't really much of a factor but the shallow rims defintely make day-to-day riding easier, IMHO of course.

    and a fiver or so cheaper (can get open pro for £35-40, CXP33 £40-45)

  • RS80 what was the question?

  • Actually ignore everything and buy this rims when you can;

    planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/RIDT­RR465/dt_swiss_rr_465_double_road_rim

    £30 from £55.

  • Hugo 7 - yes the bikes mainly for commuting. EDIT: I do use it for road riding, hill climbs etc, not soley a commuter

    10 stone, say 11 with my rucksack and stuff on

    Very well

    Quite good, current wheels arnt buckling

    I'm up for servicing hence hope hubs, to be rebuildable. Theft isn't really an issue, got secure parking.

    Going on a GT series two. That's pretty much stock.

    I wanted cxp33's cos currently its got 22's on and being a modern aeroish bike IMO it needs aeroish rims

  • I wanted cxp33's cos currently its got 22's on and being a modern aeroish bike IMO it needs aeroish rims

    22c is pretty small for a commute tyres.

  • ^ I think he means cxp22's and he want's to upgrade. Also that picture kinda proves his point on the aero rims ;)

    RS80 what was the question?

    Actually ignore everything and buy these wheelset;
    on-one.co.uk/i/q/WPSHRS80CA/s­himano_rs80_c24_carbon_wheelset_(pair)
    £300.

    The RS80's do look like a good deal. I'd just question a 20h front if you're commuting.

    As you're not that heavy and if you're commuting (so lots of stop and start) I'd go for;

    ... 28/32h Stan alpha's and SuperLight hubs

    ...but that's because I'm saving up for a new wheelset which will most likely be those hubs to those rims (of A23's or C2's depending on £s).

    Or stretch the budget out a little and get the HED. C2's from www.wheelbuilder.com. C2's with SuperLight's and bling spokes/internal nipples came to £375 when I worked the cost. So you could shave some cost off. My thoughts are based on the fact that I'm sold on the idea of wider rims and want to keep weight down (or believe HED.s aero-marketing over Stans or Velocity's).

    But to be honest what ever you get in that price range will be fine if they're built well. It just comes down to what you want and geek-satisfaction.

  • ^ I think he means cxp22's and he want's to upgrade. Also that picture kinda proves his point on the aero rims ;)

    This :D

    Cheers for your help, I'll go off and have a think, thanks again :D

  • The other question is this - why a cxp33 over the open pro?

    aero innit

    The cxp33 wheelset is only going to faster on the flat if you drop the spoke count.

  • ^^ wind tunnel data or it didn't happen.

    ^ good shout. Plus they have lots of drilling options. 28/24h all black would look nice.

  • 24/28h would make more sense.

    And you can stick your data up your wind tunnel hugo.

    :)

    srsly though... a 32h cxp33 wheel wont be have a noticeable aerodynamic benefit over a cxp22 or Open Pro. It should be relatively stiff & strong though.

  • Pretty much what I was thinking.

    The real answer that no one's yet given is keep the existing wheels for commuting, service the bearings then ride them till the braking surface is too thin to use.

    Then buy these Shimano RS30 to have as your 'weekend wheels' . And save the £150 for a DA cassette and something else.

    #nofun

  • IRD Cadence Aero ? 30mm deep and reasonable weight aluminium clincher rims or have I missed the point of this build ..

  • The wheels on it have done 600ish miles, 105 5600 hubs, cxp22 rims, 32 hole 3x. But the reason for me having new wheels is I like new things and my dad will run those wheels on his winter bike as the wheels on that are miche/bianchi hubs with ambrosio rims 28h but have done around 6000 miles and the rims are on the wear marker

    #anyexcusefornewparts

  • Any opinions on Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL wheels, I'm weighing up these, or a pair of PX no logo 52mm clinchers...?

  • I've got a set and they ride really well, ideally best suited to flater, faster roads. The one niggle I have is they flex a bit when climbing out of the saddle to the point where the rear cage rubs the spokes but if I know I'm likely to be riding over any lumpy stuff I swap to Ksyriums.

  • Hmm bit worried about the flex, but thanks nice to hear some feedback. Ta

  • The flex is not an issue when they're used as intended and I only really notice any under real load. If you read the many reviews out there most comment on how stiff they are with mush less comments about flexing although I've no idea what people are comparing them with. I did a real basic test yesterday which was comparing by feel alone how easy they flex around the rear brake area and they were noticably easier to move than my Campag Sciroccos and the (run of the mill) Mavics on my Steamroller.
    Having said all that, I love riding them and don't think you'll go wrong for a reasonably priced intro into aero wheelsets.
    Oh, and did I mention the noise they make :-)

  • I've got a set and they ride really well, ideally best suited to flater, faster roads. The one niggle I have is they flex a bit when climbing out of the saddle to the point where the rear cage rubs the spokes but if I know I'm likely to be riding over any lumpy stuff I swap to Ksyriums.

    This sounds like the wheels moving in the drop-out. Have you considered swapping to better skewers (shimano have the best design).

    Difficult to imagine the wheel moving so much near the axle through flex alone. You can also space the rear cassette out up to 1mm. Which could help. Probably better to solve the problem, and not just the sympton though.

  • Hmm bit worried about the flex, but thanks nice to hear some feedback. Ta

    why not get some of the rs80 deep section carbon clinchers? They're cheaper than the Mavics and plenty stiff by all accounts..

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