wheels for under £200 for racing?

clunkychunky
clunkychunky Posts: 178
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
can anyone suggest a set of wheels which would be ok to race on, but are under £200?

im on a pretty tight budget but need a new set for a few races i have coming up.

have been looking towards mavic aksiums?? are these suitable for racing? best value for money?

thanks for any help

Comments

  • styxd
    styxd Posts: 3,234
    Planet X model B?
    Pro Lite Bracciano?
  • Finlab6
    Finlab6 Posts: 127
    Was about to post a similar question.
    My contenders are
    Planet x model b 1758g £125
    Prolite Luciano 1728g (? + skewers) £120
    Fulcrum 5 1760g (? + skewers) £152
    Prolite Bracciano 1601g £197 but out of stock
    Mavic aksiums 1795g £140
    MTB GT Avalanche 1.0
    Road - Specialized Allez Sport


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  • I've had a few pairs of cheaper wheels and I dont think the Planet x model b's can be beat.
    I currently use dura ace 7850 cl wheels and there isn't that much in it.

    I've had Khamsins, Fulcrum 7's and the model B's where a big step up
  • styxd
    styxd Posts: 3,234
    I switched from Fulcrum 7's to model b's and I noticed the weight difference (planet x being lighter)

    The freehub has been scored by the cassette though, but for £125 i couldnt care less.
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    PX Model Bs all the way. Light, quiet, cheap, fast, and no freehub problems. No-brainer!
  • styxd
    styxd Posts: 3,234
    they're definitely not quiet. But your correct on the other counts.
  • dru
    dru Posts: 1,341
    styxd wrote:
    they're definitely not quiet. But your correct on the other counts.


    mine are.. :D
  • joeyhalloran
    joeyhalloran Posts: 1,073
    +1 for model Bs, mine are currently my winter wheels but for the price they are very good! and durable!
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    styxd wrote:
    they're definitely not quiet. But your correct on the other counts.
    Mine are the quietest wheels I have ever had. No noisy freewheel din at all.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    All my rides lately have been so windy that I couldnt hear a freewheel anyway - if I was able to freewheel that is... :(