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Replacement wheels for a Specialized Sirrus 2006 Model?

iwalktheskyiwalkthesky Posts: 6
edited March 2012 in Road buying advice

I recently bought a Specialized Sirrus 2006 bike to commute to work with.

All in all it's in good condition, except the back wheel is slightly buckled. The guy I bought it from says I just needed to replace some of the spokes, but the wheel wobbles as I cycle, so I think it's buckled.

I want to buy a replacement rear wheel. I've search on the net and I can't seem to find one!

The dimensions I can find on it are 622x15 and the brand is Mavic. It has 28 spokes.

Is this a hard wheel to find? Can I fit any other size wheel (that's easier to find) to this bike instead of a 622x15?

Many thanks for any advice!


  • Wirral_paulWirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    It probably just needs truing up (spokes get loose and the rim will buckle) rather than replacing. Suggest you try a proper local bike shop who can have a look at it for you. Where are you? Maybe someone can suggest the best shops in your area.

    622x15 is a very standard size for rims. A photo may identify the model
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    ^^ what he said.

    It is surprising just how buckled a rim can get when a few spokes go (or loose tension). Spokes are very cheap and any decent bike shop will be able to replace/retension spokes and then get the wheel nice and true. Get the shop to check the rim for wear, etc., first just to ensure that the work is economic.

    It can all be done yourself but probably best left to a shop for now. Might be worth getting them to check the usual wear points whilst they are at it (brake blocks, tyres and chain) if you are not fully au fait with that yet. Some nice Schwalbe Marathon Kevlar tyres would be great for commuting (good combo for toughness, durability and don't weigh a tonne, but they are no lightweights).
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,028
    Sounds like a 10 pounds job in your local bike shop... worth trying that route before investing much more ina new wheel. Where do you live?
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  • Thanks guys!

    I'm relieved it might just be a matter of adjusting the spokes rather than buying a new wheel.

    I had no idea a few loose spokes could make a wheel go so out of shape.

    I live in east London (E3), so I know there is a Halfords down the road at Stepney Green. I'm not sure what local bike shops are in the area though?
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,028
    How about getting in touch with this lot and learn a bit of DIY?

    Otherwise just google bike shops in E3...

    Stay away from Halfords
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