Upgrade Question-Wheelsets

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by txaggiebiker90, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. txaggiebiker90

    txaggiebiker90 New Member

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    Looking for advice...I have a GT ZR 4.0 circa 1999 or 2000 I believe. It came with a low end Mavic wheelset and I am looking to upgrade. I need a good balance between speed and durability as I compete (amatuer) and ride organized rides like the MS 150 (Houston-Austin)....any advice?
     
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  2. msommers

    msommers New Member

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    I use the Mavic Ksyrium SLs and love them. Great for training and racing.
     
  3. Walrus

    Walrus New Member

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    What's your budget? Do you want a deep section rim, or something in between? The Mavic's are a solid wheel, but you pay a bit for the name...plus, everyone has them (this may not be a factor for you)...consider a handmade DT Swiss set like these (http://www.dtswiss.com/index.asp?fuseaction=wheels.bikedetail&id=1)...cheaper & lighter than the SL's and arguably the best hub available.

    Others include:
    • Velomax Tempest II/Ascent II (depending on your preference for rim profile)
    • American Classic 420's
    • Bontrager Race X Lite Aero (nice stiff wheel)
    • Campy Eurus
    there are a lot of wheels out there.
     
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