Advice on upgrading Alexrims wheels

chapmank Posts: 5
edited January 2009 in Road beginners
Looking to upgrade wheelset on Specialised Allez. Shimano R550 look good value (ie cheap) - are they old/redundant models? Had also been looking at Shimano RS20's, Mavic Aksium, Fulcrum 5s...things in this kind of price range.
Any feedback on these models would be welcome.
Rides - commuting and longer rides on wintery, hilly, poor quality Scottish roads, training for Etape Caledonia in May.


  • felgen
    felgen Posts: 829
    Good effort on the Etape :D - hopefully see you there.

    Shimano wheels seem to be well reviewed. No experience of the Fulcrums, well not the basic models at least.

    I have a set of Rodi Airlines on mine - a little heavy at 1920grams or so, but strong and look dead cool.

    If not, Planet X-model B's are nice and light ,as are the quest Scafell wheels.
    1)Planet X SL Pro carbon
    2)Nelson Pista Singlespeed
    3)Giant Cadex MTB
    4)BeOne Karma MTB
  • Open Pros are bulletproof.
  • jezcc
    jezcc Posts: 111
    seconded for the open pro rims.

    Lots of spokes to keep them round and reasonably light for such a reliable wheel. Love mine to bits. my ones are laced to campag mirage hubs. 'Handbuilt' is a good move.
    FCN 4-6 depending

    2008 Rocky Mountain ETSX
    2008 Ribble