malocchio wrote:If you're after a cheap and sturdy pair of wheels, I'd suggest Mavic Aksiums - I've got a set on my commuter and they've been fantastic. Stayed true through a few altercations, and they've probably done 5,000km so far. Not huge distance in the grand scheme of things, but besides the rim decals peeling they're looking pretty good.
I've got Pro-Lite Braccianos on my weekend bike and they've been fantastic, although maybe a little too fragile for daily use. I've had no experience with them, but maybe the Pro-Lite Como could be a good option too? at least they're relatively cheap http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=61
Madrider wrote:N +1 = Disc Brake 'Cross bike
brycerider wrote:With factory wheels it is uneconomic to replace the rims in most cases
barefoot wrote:brycerider wrote:With factory wheels it is uneconomic to replace the rims in most cases
Yes, that's because they're deliberately incompatible with conventional replacement rims. You can buy in to planned obsolescence with non-maintainable "wheelsets", or you can buy maintainable wheels made of normal parts.
$200 gets you a very cheap wheelset.
$100 gets you a rather expensive rim. I rarely pay more than $50.
Swapping a rim is really no harder than truing a wheel... the lacing is already done for you. If you can't true a wheel, it's a good skill to learn.
So... with a decent hub to re-use over and over again... a pair of $80 rims and an hour in front of the telly makes for a much better quality "wheelset" when you next wear out a set of rims.
Ibex wrote:Right now though I'm not confident that I wouldn't end up buying another "funky/gimmicky" wheel instead of a more conventional one. So I guess that what I need now is some guidance around what is a more generic wheelset where I can replace the rims as I need to.
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