Need wheel advice

by Charliegr555   May 1, 2014  

I'm looking for an upgrade from my mavic aksium they weigh in about 2400 I have about £300 I can push to about £350 if needed

I'm running 10 speed 105 boardman pro carbon with ultegra bb and compact and am currently waiting on a Columbus Grammy fork

Ideally I want clinchers with sealed bearings and the weight around 1800 or under
Just need some advice there is too much choice thanks

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Ksyriums or Fulcrum racing 3 ??

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [677 posts]
1st May 2014 - 12:09

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Is it worth the extra money for fulcrum?
Also I need a tapered black full carbon fork around the 200 mark any idea?

If someone's faster than you there obviously not going as far

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posted by Charliegr555 [16 posts]
1st May 2014 - 12:24

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I think your wheels will be advertised at a lot less than the weight you are quoting - a google says aksium wheels are about 1800g so you already have what you want it seems.

posted by Charles_Hunter [72 posts]
1st May 2014 - 12:35

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Weighing them when I built the bike puts them about 2200 no tyres

If someone's faster than you there obviously not going as far

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posted by Charliegr555 [16 posts]
1st May 2014 - 13:00

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Shimano Dura Ace C24...1454 g (with skewers)...my go to climbing wheels...also heard the Schwalbe One's are incredible tires!

regman

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posted by rnarito [24 posts]
1st May 2014 - 13:29

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For that sort of money, i'd seriously consider some hand-builts, e.g. Miche Primato hubs, H Plus Son rims and Alpina spokes. Plenty of folk to choose from, i've found this very useful (no affliation), had some Alpina elliptical spokes in recently and has quite a few happy customers on BR by the sound of it

http://paolocoppo.drupalgardens.com/

There are many others though - Wheelsmith, CycleClinic, Just Riding Along, DCR, Strada and so on and so on. Be surprised if there weren't quite a few people on here who couldn't comment on choices. Just me 2p worth anyway.

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posted by fukawitribe [296 posts]
1st May 2014 - 13:41

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I just bought some Easton EA90 RTs from Chain Reaction for £330 (RRP £680) - they were doing 10% off that too but that's finished now I think. Not seen them yet but I think they're meant to be 1550g though reviews say maybe they're more like 1600g - no rim tape needed though.

posted by mudshark [19 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 13:02

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Fulcrum Quattro's.

posted by Yorkshie Whippet [275 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 15:18

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I'd go for RS80's or RS81's if i were in your position. 1500g for around £350.

Not sure the bearings match your criteria though.

Campagno Zonda's with shimano hub are probably worth a look in also.

posted by Scoob_84 [182 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 15:26

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Charliegr555 wrote:
Weighing them when I built the bike puts them about 2200 no tyres

Was the cassette attached to the rear wheel when you weighed? Mavic's quoted weights have always been a little misleading, but 2200 sounds to me like you haven't done an apples to apples comparison.

posted by giobox [234 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 15:58

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I have a set of 2008 Aksiums, they weigh 1825g. You need to remember that all quoted weights are without tyres, tubes, cassette and skewers.

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posted by manoirdelourde [28 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 18:09

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Have a look at Planet-X AL-30's - around just over 1600g for £150 or Superstarcomponents have a lot of choice between £150 and £300, mostly sub 1700g too.

Fulcrums and Mavics aren't the lightest for their particular price point.

posted by mtbtomo [35 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 18:39

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Another vote for RS81's from me

posted by daddyELVIS [372 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 20:14

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I would go for Zondas, shimano hub or the equivalent Fulcrum, great bearings, and low weight, around 1550g

Specialized Allez 2009, Campagnolo Centaur 10, Campagnolo Shamal Wheels. 8.3kg

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posted by Miles253 [193 posts]
3rd May 2014 - 4:19

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