New road wheels?

by King of the Mountains   March 4, 2013  

Hi, I got a Ridley X-Ride 2011 in December 2012. It was for Cyclo-Cross racing and training so came with Tufo Mud Tubs. However, now the road season has come I would like to use it for road training and racing. The tubs are too expensive to waste the tread on the road and they are also not nvery easy to repair, so I've been thinking about getting some new road wheels for it. I have a budget of <£500. They will be for training and racing so I am looking for something relatively light. I do not want carbon rims because changing brake pads is a faff and I'm looking for clinchers, not tubs!
PS. I saw the Campagnolo Zonda wheels on wiggle which looked good, has anyone ever tried them?
Thanks! Big Grin

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Zondas are great all rounders, I train, race and club ride on mine, and very good value.

posted by benezeir [51 posts]
4th March 2013 - 20:40

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Yes. I have them and wholeheartedly recommend them as quick, light and rigid. Stick on a pair of Conti GP4000Ss and you're away. Shiny Bikes have them for £268

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posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [307 posts]
4th March 2013 - 22:40

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As per the other threads on here, zondas come highly recommended. Light, stiff and reliable for me so far. You could spend more with your budget (eurus can be had for just over 500, for example) but the law of diminishing returns will apply!

posted by 700c [541 posts]
6th March 2013 - 10:55

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A friend has just bought these:
www.wheelsmith.co.uk/news/63-wheelsmith-race23
The look amazing, and sound like they could be incredible value. He says it's also the quietest freehub he's ever owned.
I'll keep tabs on his thoughts on them for the next year or so and probably splurge on a set myself when my RS80s give up.

posted by bashthebox [594 posts]
6th March 2013 - 12:44

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'He says it's also the quietest freehub he's ever owned.'

who's going to buy those then? It's not a good wheel unless it clicks like a good 'un Smile

posted by andyp [783 posts]
6th March 2013 - 15:11

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I also recommend the Wheelsmith Race 23s at £450. Had them for about 6 months now and very pleased with them.

posted by CliveB [18 posts]
6th March 2013 - 15:21

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took a trip to lbs and left with some £330 hope wheels! Lets see how they do...

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posted by King of the Mou... [31 posts]
19th March 2013 - 18:22

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andyp wrote:
'He says it's also the quietest freehub he's ever owned.'

who's going to buy those then? It's not a good wheel unless it clicks like a good 'un Smile

The quietest freehub I've ever owned is on my mavics because I stuck some grease on the inside to shut it up!

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
21st March 2013 - 3:00

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