New Wheel Time....

Mark Elvin
Mark Elvin Posts: 997
edited March 2013 in Road buying advice
Going to be upgrading the wheels on the Synapse soon, they are Formula Rb-51 hubs fitted with Maddux Rs 3.0, 32 Hole rims & 15swg ss spoke.

Looking, typically, to spend as little as possible to upgrade the wheels to something a little lighter.

Any suggestions up to about £250
2012 Cannondale Synapse

Comments

  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,286
    If you don't get much success with this thread, scroll down the pages and have a look at other threads... a wheelset for 200-300 pounds is probably the most common topic
    left the forum March 2023
  • Camcycle1974
    Camcycle1974 Posts: 1,356
    Or cut to the chase and tell him to go for the Planet X AL30's?
  • Mark Elvin
    Mark Elvin Posts: 997
    Or cut to the chase and tell him to go for the Planet X AL30's?

    THEY DO LOOK QUITE TEMPTING.
    2012 Cannondale Synapse
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,286
    Mark Elvin wrote:
    Or cut to the chase and tell him to go for the Planet X AL30's?

    THEY DO LOOK QUITE TEMPTING.

    As entry level in light wheels, they are not bad... Bearings wear rapidly, but replacements are cheap... If you are in a bit of DIY, they might serve you well for quite some time. If you hate servicing your bike, get something with a bit more solid engineering...
    Don't expect your LBS or Planet X to change the bearings for you, most would not know where to start
    left the forum March 2023
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Some of these.

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    Slightly more money as pictured (Novatech hubs and DT Swiss competition spokes) but very nice ride.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Are they Mavics?
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Are they Mavics?

    Yeah, but I took the stickers off and added Ambrosio ones, so noone will ever know :wink:
    Yellow is the new Black.