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I'm turning into a roadie

johnnyc71johnnyc71 Posts: 178
edited June 2008 in Road beginners
Ordered a set of spare wheels from Paul Hewiits shop.

Ambrosio Excellence rims
Ultegra hubs
DT spokes
36/32 spoke count - since they need to be strong!

I wonder how they will compare to the Planet X models C's I'm currently using?


  • jpembrokejpembroke Posts: 2,569
    Are you not too impressed with the Planet X wheels then? I was thinking about getting some as a spare pair for winter.
    I'm only concerned with looking concerned
  • johnnyc71johnnyc71 Posts: 178
    No problems with the Planet X wheels at all. It's just that I'm 18 stone and wanted a spare set of wheels, in case I had to take them to be trued. They are 32 spoke each.

    I've only put in about 50 miles on the Model C's - on a variety of bumpy roads. There is a slight 1mm or so movement on the back - so I guess they are holding up fine. I think the Model C's would make a great winter wheel. They appear strong enough anyhow!
  • jpembrokejpembroke Posts: 2,569
    Thanks for that. I thought they looked about the best deal at the £150 price point. Plus I've owned 5 Planet X bikes (currently have 3) and have always been impressed with their kit. Reckon they'd be an ideal set of wheels for winter training and sportives.
    I'm only concerned with looking concerned
  • Rich-TiRich-Ti Posts: 1,831
    There is an argument that higher spoke count doesn't necessarily mean a stronger wheel... I'm not qualified enough to point you in the right direction or explain it, but it's out there!
  • jpembrokejpembroke Posts: 2,569
    BTW, in answer to your original question, I reckon your new wheels will be on a par with the Planet X: rims, hubs, and spokes all of a similar quality. The important thing is having a good wheel builder and by going to Paul Hewitt you chose well.
    I'm only concerned with looking concerned
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