Well, Mrs just ordered new Orbea...

Squillinossett Posts: 1,678
edited September 2009 in Road beginners

Well been and ordered an Orbea Enol for the Mrs thanks to the help from the guys at All Terrain. (And her first ever road bike)

After trying Giants/Treks and Orbeas (WSD and Mens) she found this the best fit by a long margin.

Will be here in two weeks, only thing im wondering, the wheels dont seem much cop on it, and I have some Bonti SSR's from my Trek in the garage gathering dust, would it be worth putting these on the new bike?

Cheers guys


  • shim 2200 on orbea hubs.

  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    I have an Orbea Asphalt, same wheels, they're not too strong but have been ok. Still spinning well after two years. They're a bit flexible when you get out of the saddle, but I guess that depends on how strong your missus is.
    I just got Easton EA90SLX's on my new bike, and the two sets are like night and day! :shock:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • Infamous
    Infamous Posts: 1,130
    The wheels are 2200 hubs to Kronos rims. They're what you'd expect from a bike in that price range. I have the model up, which also came with those wheels and they're ok. I've just upgraded them though.
  • But would the SSRs be better is what im wondering? I know they are super stiff, stiffer than my Khamsins infact as they didnt flex much when I put the power down at 17 stone..
  • Garz
    Garz Posts: 1,155
    I would let her break in the bike on the sub-par wheels just in case she prangs or destroys them. Once she has taken to the bike and you think she's ready :wink: put on the better wheels as there's less risk! :D