Which wheelset??Mavic/bontrager/DuraAce/Velomax??

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  1. richbassett

    richbassett New Member

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    My girlfriend has a new Orbea with 10 speed Dura-Ace being built up. Altec + with carbon. She is 55kg. She wishes to purchase wheelset for same. Looking at New Dura-ace, Bontrager x-lite, Ksyriumsl2, or velomax orion 11. She wishes to use them to train and race on. Has anyone got suggestions for which is the best of these????
     
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  2. Brizza

    Brizza New Member

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    Where are you buying the bike?

    I'm looking at a similar package and have acess to Wheelcrafts DS Sprint in Aust.

    Try the thread at Weight weenies page 7

    Brian
     
  3. marlon1

    marlon1 New Member

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    Get a Campy or HED.
     
  4. fushman

    fushman New Member

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    ya if you can live with yourself for putting campy wheels on an otherwise shimano bike, consider a eurus wheelset
     
  5. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    Front - 688 grams
    Rear - 897grams
    Weight without Skewers
    Features:
    Hand-built by our DT Certified Master Wheelbuilders
    Hubs: Dura-Ace 28 hole
    Rims: Mavic Open Pro Black
    Compatable with Dura Ace 9 or 10 Speed
    Front: DT Revolution 14/17g spokes with Alloy Nipples laced 2 Cross
    Rear: Drive-Side: DT 14/15g spokes with Alloy Nipples laced 3 Cross
    Non-Drive-Side: DT Revolution 14/17g with Alloy Nipples laced 2 Cross
    Skewers Included
    Less than $300 from a major mail order shop in Boulder, CO
    Save the difference spent on a botique wheelset and ride a very serviceable wheelset.
    Or go with the 32 spoke version at the same price and add 28 grams front, 58 grams rear.
    http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?...us+Wheelset&vendorCode=EXCEL&major=1&minor=24
    I don't have any connection with Excel Sports.
     
  6. BaCardi

    BaCardi New Member

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    Mavic or DA
     
  7. pudster

    pudster New Member

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    I don't think that I would go for DA, they are heavy for a light person. The Orions are a wheelset that were designed for women and are very light and built very well. I also like the DA hubs and the Open pro rims with revolution spokes in 28 hole but would go with 3 cross driveside and radial non-drive and radial front. Also DT makes a light rim 415 grams that I am looking into. DT makes a wheelset and sells as a rim only.Hope this helps.
     
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