New wheels

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by ItalianStallion, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. ItalianStallion

    ItalianStallion New Member

    Mar 3, 2004
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    Hi guys,

    I want to buy new wheels.

    I have been looking at:

    1) Mavic Krysium Elite
    2) Shimano 105/Ultegra, depending on value for money
    3) Open Pro's + Ultegra hubs
    4) Bontrager Race Lite

    Now, I know (1) and (4) are a little more expensive, but do you think they're worth it over the rest? I am a reacreational rider, I do it to keep fit and because I like it. No intention of racing, kust doing 100-150km a week. At the moment, I have cheap old Cpx22's with Tiagra hubs (Came with my bike).

    Also, I know new models will come out at the end of the summer. Is it worth waiting for them, and then get a 2004 model in the sales? How long before sale season starts (I'm in the UK)

    Finally, are there any good alternatives in the £150-250 price range?


  2. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

    May 29, 2004
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    If those are your choices, get the open pros with ultegra hubs. Fine quality for what your needs are, and excellent bang for the buck.

    Although I would suggest that you consider some of the other nice wheelsets that are out there (there is a world beyond Mavic). Ambrosio or FIR rims are excellent also, although I have no idea of availability or pricing in your neck of the woods! But that is just the Italian in me speaking! :D

    Have fun!