wheel upgrade from DT swiss 1850

mkviken
mkviken Posts: 217
edited August 2012 in Road buying advice
my bike has R1850 wheels which i guess are a pretty decent wheel but im thinking of going lighter.

what would be a good upgrade from these wheels?

Comments

  • What is your budget?
  • mkviken
    mkviken Posts: 217
    dont know really. just looking at the best bang per buck upgrade really.

    £500-£600 i guess

    something around 1500g
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Elites.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • jonomc4
    jonomc4 Posts: 891
    American Classic Aero 3?
  • izza
    izza Posts: 1,561
    I have a set of DT Swiss 1850's.

    I went via ebay and got some Mavic COsmic Carbone's SR for £750. Best upgrade I ever did, if you can push the budget up a bit.
  • mkviken
    mkviken Posts: 217
    are they alloy rims with carbon spokes?

    are they strong enough to use on normal roads?


    are clincher tyres/wheels what i already have? so the tyres and tubes will fit to the new rim?

    the mavic elites seem very good value. £450 -ish for 1550g seems decent

    again would my tyre and tube fit these?

    also i have full 105 group set - is this a straight fit?




    would i notice a 300g reduction in weight a lot ?
  • Just fitted (but not tested yet) a set of these on my Cayo (same as yours) :

    http://www.veloecosse.com/productdetail ... ctid=17053

    Direct fit, with minimal adjustment ( chose same cassette )

    Based on Salter kitchen scales, total wheel/tube/tyre weight is down about 500g :D
    All the gear, but no idea...
  • mkviken
    mkviken Posts: 217
    thats a really good price!

    so did you get the tyres in with that deal too?


    what exactly did you have to do to fit them? does the original cassette fit?

    are all bearings, skewers etc included?

    dont suppose you have a picture of them fitted?
  • mkviken wrote:
    thats a really good price!

    so did you get the tyres in with that deal too?


    what exactly did you have to do to fit them? does the original cassette fit?

    are all bearings, skewers etc included?

    dont suppose you have a picture of them fitted?

    So the deal included free Conti tubes and 1/2 price Conti GP4000s's (23s in this case - all they had in stock). The Mavic skewers are in the box. I bought a 105 12-27 matching cassette (same as on your Cayo). They fitted them all together in 10 mins and I was on my way.
    All the gear, but no idea...
  • izza
    izza Posts: 1,561
    mkviken wrote:
    are they alloy rims with carbon spokes?

    are they strong enough to use on normal roads?


    are clincher tyres/wheels what i already have? so the tyres and tubes will fit to the new rim?

    the mavic elites seem very good value. £450 -ish for 1550g seems decent

    again would my tyre and tube fit these?

    also i have full 105 group set - is this a straight fit?




    would i notice a 300g reduction in weight a lot ?

    Alloy hub with carbon housing and carbon spokes. I've used them all year round in UK sportives, training, L2P rides, etc. with no worries whatsoever. Still perfectly,true and no spoke issues.

    In terms of weight and performance a definite and noticeable difference. All empirical as I don't know the split of rim weights, hub weights and aero differences. However, I find that on my own they feel sharper and easiermto get going and when others come past it is much easier to spin up and get onto their wheels, etc.

    I didn't change ultegra/dura ace cassettes or change any tyre/tube used.