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Clincher wheelset advice

ashleymp777ashleymp777 Posts: 1,212
edited January 2013 in Road buying advice
Afternoon all

After a good year of riding I'm now in the market to replace my current wheelset. I have between £500 - 750 to spend on a new clincher set and wondered what recommendations you have. I've been looking at the usual suspects - mavic, fulcrum etc but wondered what else there is out there.

Any advice is very welcome.



  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Such a regular subject.

    Search is your friend!!!


    Yellow is the new Black.
  • ksyrium elites are fantastic. If you wanted mega tubulars the set of FFwd in the sales section are epic wheels my mate has a set. As for normal clinchers I have just got a set of elites and they are more than enough. great wheels but not stupid expensive.
  • northpolenorthpole Posts: 1,499
    I have fulcrum racing zero on my Wilier and have found them to be great all rounders. I've also heard from another zero owner that they can take high mileage without problems.

    Campag Shamal Ultra's are another to consider for the Wilier - assuming you have Campag groupset..

    Otherwise, I've a soft spot for Dura ace C24s.

    There was a recent thread which was quite interesting where Mavic Elite and Wheelsmith Race 23's were discussed. The Wheelsmith's can get expensive if you start piling on the options eg Chris King hubs!


  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    You don't have to spend £500 to get a good wheelset. An handbuilt set for £3-400 hundred may fulfil your needs. My advise is let you requirments decide the spec, rather than the budget decide the spec. Many of the factory wheelset take a very similar approch to building there wheels, low spoke counts, striaght pull hubs and very expensive parts if you break somthing.

    Top end alloy clinhers are in the £60 + and you don't have to spend hundreds on hubs either.

    Decide what you want from the wheels first and talk to a good wheel builder. -wheel building and other stuff.
  • Wilier Cento Uno owner here who rides on red spoked Racing Zeros - they'd go really well with your bike. I've just treated myself to some Zipp 303's but I'll be keeping the Zeros as they're great wheels. Stiffer than a stiff thing and the ceramic Cult bearings are very, very smooth.

    For a cheaper option I'd also recommend Wheelsmith's Race 23's. I haven't ridden them myself but Derek makes a fine wheel and these look boss.
  • If you're spending more than the £300ish for a Fulcrum 3 or RS80 then look to handbuilts.
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    northpole wrote:
    Campag Shamal Ultra's are another to consider ...... assuming you have Campag groupset..

    I have done over 14,000 km on my Shamal ultras and they are still true and have another 14k in them yet I think - they are brilliant wheels and you have to spend big bucks to get anything lighter that are as durable
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
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