Have some Fulcrum Racing 5s (which I like a lot) on my BMC, but have been hankering after an upgrade for a while (more from a desire perspective, rather than need).
There are some pretty good deals on at the moment. Struggling with deciding on approach:
1) Do I upgrade one step and get some Fulcrum Racing 3s (which I would then feel happy to use for daily training)?
2) Do I go for a big upgrade, pay twice as much and get some Fulcrum Racing Zeros (but then would I be daft to use them for daily training, rather than saving for racing/events)?
3) Do I get equivalent Mavic/other?
The new Bontrager Aura 5s are very good aero wheels that, although not cheap, offer impressive value for money.
First, well done to Bontrager for getting the weights right. The Aura 5's published weights are 770g (f) and 970g (r) – and that's exactly what they measured on the road.cc scales, plus 68g and 70g for the quick release skewers.
I have a set of used AC Sprint 350. They are really light (I think quoted weight is 1410g) but bombproof. AC even say you could cyclo-cross with them! Aluminium clichers. Two years old - done 2000 miles.
Bearing really smooth, spin forever (disclaimer: not actually forever but a long time!). SRAM/Shimano 9/10 speed cassette body.
Absolutely true both vertically and horizontally. Spokes all there and perfect.
current wheels came with bike:
Rear Hub:Shimano Tiagra
Just wondering if an upgrade to planet x model b would be worth it?
Mechanically my current wheels are fine.
i have for sale a Brand New Shimano RS80 C24 wheelset, these have been sat in their box for a couple of weeks but i've decided i cannot utilise them.
very light carbon reinforced aluminium rim, 16/20 spokes, gorgeous grey ano hubs
£250 + post
Looking for a Very Cheap Crank Compact Chainset Crank, also a set of 700c wheels back must be able to take from 8/10 speed cassete..
Prefer the square taper, Unless you have the Bottom bracket with the compact that isn't square...
I am In Crawley West Sussex so can Pick up Locally or travel if needed.. Or post is ok..
Fulcrum wheels are available for all types of road cycling, with the Racing 3s about mid-way along the range, aimed at training, sportive or entry-level racing duties. The '2-Way Fit' version is designed for tubeless tyres; they're called '2-Way Fit' because you can also run them with normal clinchers and inner tubes.