New Wheels for Destitute Rider

enzo berzot
enzo berzot Posts: 96
edited July 2011 in Road buying advice
My 6 year old LeMond Chambery came with Bontrager Race wheels and I've just noticed an alarming split in the metal running outwards from a spoke opposite the valve.
Tragically I also need a new chain and cassette so this looks like a bit of a cash outlay - hence........can anyone recommend a decent set of budget wheels?


  • The Spiderman
    The Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    I`d take a look on Merlin cycles.Cheap set of Shimano R500s or similar would seem to be ideal for a tight budget.
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  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Was going to suggest the very same. Merlin / R500. £60 a pair; absolute bargain.
  • Excellent!
    Thanks for the pointers folks.
  • charliej
    charliej Posts: 40
    Just picked up a pair of Shimano RS10s from Ribble for about £84. From the 100 miles I've put in on them so far they are excellent. Light enough for me and spin up and climb much better than the set they replaced. Also seem pretty strong which is ideal for the horrible road surfaces around here :)