racing 3 Vs rs80

jmeadows Posts: 335
edited August 2010 in Road buying advice
nearly got the doh together for my new wheels and will prob go for the racing3s but have seen a good offer on the rs 80 laminates too, whats anybodys opinion on the comparison/differences? wheels are for training, hills, sportive & poss race in nera future
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  • Dodger747
    Dodger747 Posts: 305
    I've got Fulcrums on my Wilier and love them.

    Really stiff [well I'm only 54kg :lol:] , look good and well built. 8)
    VO2 Max - 79 ml/kg/min
    W/kg - 4.9
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    The RS80s for me because the rim is fantastic.

    Nice and light but somehow seem to ride silky smooth...
  • I cannot comment on the racing 3's but I havethe RS80'sand they are great - look good, spin well and lightweight (i upgraded from Aksiums)
  • jmeadows
    jmeadows Posts: 335
    cheers guys now i am more confused! the r3s seem to be classed as bombproof, are the rs80s strong? cost wise the rs80s are slightly cheaper but nothing much, so either way they are both good buys?
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  • spasypaddy
    spasypaddy Posts: 5,180
    with the racing 3s, ive snapped a spoke and the bearings went all very quickly after purchase. changing a spoke on it is a complete ballache as well due to the sealed rim
  • jmeadows
    jmeadows Posts: 335
    cheers for responses all
    Spasyp- i have read a few reviews saying the same as you, so thats a big negative eh?
    you know what its like, i like the look of the racing 3s better but the wheels seem well matched with the rs 80s poss less problematic, if only i had a crystal ball, i would hate to end up with a problem wheel so maybe the rs80s are a better bet,
    thanks again :)
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