Road wheelset for under $200?

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  1. Mpc350

    Mpc350 New Member

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    Is there any such thing as a pretty good wheelset for under $200? I've been looking at the Shimano R500's and was told they are a pain in the butt to get a tire onto. Are they otherwise good? I saw them at pricepoint for $150-ish. Looking for something with fewer than 32 spokes and relatively reliable.

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  2. davidd86

    davidd86 New Member

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    They're 36's, but the base Nashbar $150 Velocity wheelset is pretty doggone good, and it's only $100 currently. Only works on 8 and 9 Shimano though. Can't see how one could possibly get a better deal. The rims are about an inch wide -- you may or may not want that.



     
  3. kbone

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    I bought a Mavic Aksium wheelset for $215 and really enjoy them. I have only put ~200 miles on them but they look nice, ride well, and have stayed true so far.
     
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    those mavic askium wheels are great. $229 and I think the black ones might be a bit more. The bontrager Race are very nice too, but those are closer to $300
     
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  7. Mpc350

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    that alex wheelset seems pretty sweet. I'm eyeballing those and the cannondale coda/ sun ME14, and the easton velomax's from the nashbar link.
     
  8. capwater

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    Buddy of mine just got them last week for 149. A good solid wheel that rides well. Call/email the guy in NY, Frank I think is his name, and tell him you want last week's 149 deal. I did that when he raised the price on Pro Race tires ($36) and he backed down.
     
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    Most of the internet sellers offer Open Pros on Ultegra hubs for around $200.00. Relative to actual performance, they're the standard to which everything else is compared.
     
  10. Tonto

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    Campy Vento's are pretty cheap these days. Not as good as the Open Pro / Ultegra option, but possibly cheaper. They're a bit heavy but bomb proof.
     
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