Wheels?

spongtastic
spongtastic Posts: 2,651
edited June 2011 in Road buying advice
I'm looking to spend about £250 on wheels for my planetx and have looked at the usual mavic/fulcrum/shimano options but are there any decent alternatives?
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  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    RS80s from Merlin for £315

    Nothing will touch them at that price point IMO.
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  • gaddster
    gaddster Posts: 401
    £315 if you sign up for free VIP at Merlin.
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  • spongtastic
    spongtastic Posts: 2,651
    maddog 2 wrote:
    RS80s from Merlin for £315

    Nothing will touch them at that price point IMO.

    Look good. I'm not a club member, don't race or compete, just ride. Recently did a 50 miler with 34:11 on the inbred with 1.95's at an av of 16mph so have finally decided to build a road bike.

    Might join a club if I can be bothered.

    Bike so far is a planet x team alu, planet x forks, 105/ultegra group, kcnc b/s/sp and finishing kit.
    Visit Clacton during the School holidays - it's like a never ending freak show.

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  • spezial
    spezial Posts: 142
    Easton EA50SLs are nice wheels. Climb well and are pretty strong & light. Plus they make a proper clicky freehub noise, unlike those shy little Shimanos.
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  • 1@ATIME
    1@ATIME Posts: 89
    Pro Lite Bracciano's
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    You'll not get anything like as good as the RS80s at Merlin for 315. All you need to do is register on the site (it's free) for 10% discount on everthing.
  • dcurzon
    dcurzon Posts: 290
    those RS80's look nice. Is the quoted weight accurate?
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  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Yes
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  • racingcondor
    racingcondor Posts: 1,434
    Another vote for RS80's if you can stretch your budget that far.
  • Guglielmo
    Guglielmo Posts: 579
    £321 is an absolute barganin for RS80's, get them before they sell out or put the price back up. RRP is £450!

    If you want to pay a bit less I am selling my hardly used RS80s for £280 here: http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12780441

    Best value wheels around at the mo!
  • girv73
    girv73 Posts: 842
    Lots of love for the RS80s. Are they suitable for an 85Kg rider doing general riding and sportives?

    I've been hankering after the Pro-Lite Braccianos (1490g) but they're never in stock.
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  • Guglielmo
    Guglielmo Posts: 579
    Owned and ridden both the Bracciano and the RS80 and the RS80 is better all round IMO - Nicer hubs, better spoking, MUCH better rims, I'd go for them at £321 from Ribble/Merlin or buy mine at £280 ;)
  • girv73
    girv73 Posts: 842
    I suspected RS80s might be better, and had some concerns about the funky hubs and high tension spokes on the PLs. I /am/ slightly worried about a 16 spoke front wheel being tough enough for general use by lardy boy (85Kg) here - whatcha reckon?
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  • P_Tucker
    P_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    To the OP - well done for saying "wheels" instead of the gay American ABOMINATION "wheelset". It's much appreciated.
  • Guglielmo
    Guglielmo Posts: 579
    girv73 wrote:
    I suspected RS80s might be better, and had some concerns about the funky hubs and high tension spokes on the PLs. I /am/ slightly worried about a 16 spoke front wheel being tough enough for general use by lardy boy (85Kg) here - whatcha reckon?

    They'll be fine, mine are perfect. Front wheels take very little weight, and the rear is crossed spoking both sides for more strength and rigidity. RS80 are perfect for ya!