Re: Best clincher wheelset around $500.00?
Originally Posted by southwind
Looking to change out wheelsets from a factory Xerolite XSR-3 to a wheelset in the $500.00 range. I've read some reviews on Krysium Elite and Velomax Circuit wheels, but thought I would get the expert advice from all of you who pound the pavement with your bikes.
For a while, perhaps still, NEW Ksyrium SSC SL wheelsets were selling for under $500 on eBay ... at least, that was the case with the then-new
SSC SL2 came out. I haven't looked, lately.
A similiar situation may exist, currently ... that is, last year's
wheelset at a discount ... the "black" SSC SL2 wheelsets are probably less expensive than the "silver" ones.
The "disadvantage" (for some) of the SSC wheelsets is that the rim is 622-13 instead of 622-15 so that they can be more readily swapped with tubulars without needing to adjust the brake callipers ... AND, they require a wheel-specific spoke wrench.