Anyone seen a good deal on a wheelset?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Leozinho, May 1, 2005.

  1. Leozinho

    Leozinho New Member

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    Has anyone seen lately an especially good deal on a wheelset?

    I'm looking to spend $200 to $250. Chucksbikes has some Velocity wheels. Performance and Supergo, of course, have some house brands in my price range.

    Or maybe a pair of lightly used Rolf or Bontragers from Ebay would be the best bet? (I need Campy compatible.)

    I thought maybe someone has seen something from one of the online stores that I might have missed.

    I'm 170 lbs. Running injury is forcing me back into cycling after a 5 year break. If I get in decent enough shape, I'll try some local road races late in the season. No idea how many miles I'll be putting on the wheels in the week, but it won't be excessive.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. PeterF

    PeterF New Member

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    I have a set of Campy Proton's that I bought from Excelsports for under $400. You could probably score a set on e-bay in your range. They are light, durable (I have 50 lbs on you) and they are very solid feeling. You could always go with a set of Open Pro with Campy Centaur, Chorus or Record Hubs. Cheap, tough and fast.
     
  3. JohnO

    JohnO New Member

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    Lots of options out there.

    The Rolf Vector Pros are one of my favorites for a cost effective aero wheel. Quite rugged. I have had a set for three years, still haven't come out of true. If you break a spoke with low spoke count wheels, you have a problem, but so far I haven't broken a spoke.

    A bit hard to find in a Campy 9/10 freehub, but they are out there. If you have a Campy 10, you can now use a Shimano 10 cassette, so any Shimano 8/9 will also work. Only downside to the Rolfs is that they are extremely stiff, and ride a bit harsh.

    Occasionally, cbike.com will put Campy Zondas on sale for around $350 a set. Very nice wheelset - almost as aero as the Rolfs, with a smoother ride. Very handsome too, in silver and anodized black. If you do get a set of these, get on ebay and get a pair of Rolf titanium skewers - the standard Campy skewers weigh a ton.
     
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    Thats a good deal on the Zondas and Protons - both good choices.

    A bit cheaper you can find the best-going rate on Mavic open pro's laced to 105 or ultegra hubs between the supergo/nashbar/performancebike websites. Build quality was discussed in a recent thread (some have had headaches with truing/retruing).
     
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    lohsnest New Member

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    Try www.repartocorse.com

    I got my Campy Ventos from them for $289, but they also have Sciroccos for $339 and Zondas for $439. They also have a nice selection of rims from FSA and Fulcrum
     
  7. Leozinho

    Leozinho New Member

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    Thanks for the responses, and keep them coming.
     
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