Half decent fixed wheelset for beater bike?

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  • after a couple of years of abuse my beater needs some new wheels. The front hub is all over the shop and the rim is heavily worn down.

    I've never bought fixed gear wheels before and thought that I'd ask fellow LFGSSers if they had any good recommendations for something similar looking to the attached pic (dude I bought it off did a nice little shoot and I kept the pics). I usually try to get second hand, but haven't seen anything on here that's quite right - so thinking new.

    What I'm after:

    • a decent set of wheels that aren't too heavy and I'm not going to worry about if I hit a pot hole.
    • 700c
    • Rim brake
    • will take 25-32mm tyres
    • sealed bearings
    • £100-150 ... may push it a bit higher if that's too low
    • Ideal for the commute (20km round trip) or the odd ill-advised jaunt out to see friends out of London on nongravel.

    Any help would be really appreciated!

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  • halo aerorage is a suggestion. The rims and spokes are so-so, but the hubs are great.


    That looks like novatec hub - missing the aluminium shield that the halo hub has, but cheap for an off the shelf wheel.

    No idea if either would work with a 32mm tyre.

  • I have these on my commuter, very happy with them so far.

    They are 24mm wide outer and 19mm inner as per Omnium.
    Had Aerotracks before which are fairly narrow, the Omniums seem to support the wider tires much better.

  • Thanks both - those are really helpful and look like good options.

    Will see if I can splash the cash on the Omniums, but if not I'll go for those halo wheels!


  • Halos are nice, on mine the hubs ran smooth after years of winter commuting (incl snow and salty roads) without any service.. :)

  • Thanks for the help! I've punted for the halos :D

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Half decent fixed wheelset for beater bike?

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