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Sensa SUPRA RC58 wheels....advice ?

daddymcbealdaddymcbeal Posts: 2
edited March 2013 in Road buying advice
hi guys, i'm after my first set of carbon clinchers....i've got a planet x pro carbon and was sold on getting the planetx carbon clinchers for £500 but I've spotted these Sensa SUPRA RC58 wheels on merlin cycles for the same £....i've never heard of the brand but they seem to have been round for a long time in other countries...does anyone know anything about them or have experience of the wheels ? they;re featured on their top line bike which bikeradar gave a great review too so they cant be too shoddy surely !?!?!

i'd love a set of mavic carbone sl's but they're the next level of £ up it seems... ... heels.html

any advice would be great


  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    Like all carbon clinchers, they're heavy as hell. For that sort of money I'd go with the Shimano RS80.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    All the rims for wheels in the price range are made in china, nothing wrong with that but the name on the rim is just that a name it says nothing about who made the rim. you could import similar rim s yourself for the various chinese resellers and have a wheels built up. they will perform the same. These are all open mould designs available to everyone.

    They will be heavy and what you can't tell from the picture if they are the newer open mold designs or the older v-shape rims which are less aerodynamic. Of course this only make a difference if you are a fast racer. If your average speeds are in around 20mph then a 38mm deep rim is about all you need as the advantage of the deeper rims is completely lost on you. If you are alot faster then maybe you will benefit.

    The newer 23mm and 25mm wide rims from china are a bit more aerodynamic as they have moved on from the older narrow 19mm wide deep designs now but the older rims are still on sale. -wheel building and other stuff.
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    To add Kinlin do the XR-380 which is a 19mm 38mm deep rim which builds into a decent wheel. A wheelset with novatec hubs and sapim Cx-ray spokes will cost alot less than those wheels you have spotted or the px one's and they will be lighter. The set I built up a few months back weighed something like 1650g or thereabouts. That if "aero" is really what you need. -wheel building and other stuff.
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