I purchased a cube sl cross race 2011 flat bar road bike last year and generally the spec was pretty good for the cost of the bike.
I am debating whether to upgrade the wheels but don't know enough about the subject to make a decision! The wheel set currently comprises of:-
Rims: Alex EN24 V-Brake
Front Hub: Shimano Ultegra HB-6700
Rear Hub: Shimano Ultegra FH-6700
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition 2.0-1.8-2.0 black
Hi guys, I'm riding a 3 speed sturmey on a frame with braze-ons, the hub is laced with 24 spokes. I can't remember which rim, but a reasonably priced middle of the road option - all hand built.
I've recently stolen my flatmates rack and panniers for a commuting experiment and loved it, but its just dawned on me that my low-spoke sturmey might not be strong enough!
It's only for commuting rather than touring, so no major loads, no more than a backpack. Do you think the wheel will hold up, or am I about to trash it?
Hi I have a pair of American Classic AERO 420 3's for sale in black. They are still boxed. Bit of a mess up on my account, great wheels. They are perfect. £399
Look forward to hearing from you.
I've got a pair of Campag Zonda wheels on my best bike and I've always really liked them. They're light, stiff, fast and look the mutt's nuts (IMO). A few hundred miles ago, when the wheels had done about 7.5K miles, the bearings on the back wheel started feeling rough so I took the bike into my LBS and they replaced the bearings (which cost me £60!)
For a low-pro TT bike. Anyone got one they want to sell (and post if not near Leicester)?
Both braking surfaces on my 'as spec' Fillmore Wheels are shot and need replacing (eventually...)
As seems to be the way with cheap wheels, it seems to be only marginally more expensive to replace the whole shebang rather than going for two wheel builds on the existing hubs
I understand that loosely speaking, a 'track' front wheel = 'deeper dish' and more spokes - so a stronger wheel?
This Fillmore has never seen a track, never will do, and is used for commuting and 50 mile adventures around the South Downs.
Easton's EA70 wheelset is a staple for mid-range bikes off the shelf and a popular upgrade from heavier hoops. They're resonably light and nice and smooth, though we have our doubts about how long the Aluminium freehub body will last if you're not careful.