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Upgrade Wheels for 73kg rider

cartejo5cartejo5 Posts: 36
edited July 2013 in Road buying advice
Morning folks, I've been set the task to buy some wheels for my brother in-law as a surprise birthday present.

He rides a caad8 tiagra canondale and is 73kg - I've a £250 ish budget, I was thinking of a set of Ultegra 6700's as they seem to get good reviews but am open to any suggestions.

Many thanks.

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  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    cartejo5 wrote:
    Morning folks, I've been set the task to buy some wheels for my brother in-law as a surprise birthday present.

    He rides a caad8 tiagra canondale and is 73kg - I've a £250 ish budget, I was thinking of a set of Ultegra 6700's as they seem to get good reviews but am open to any suggestions.

    Many thanks.

    When is his birthday? As the WH-6800 are due to come out mid August, 11 speed compatible which even if you aren't using 11 speed is a plus as it allows future upgrades.

    Also look at RS61.
  • cartejo5cartejo5 Posts: 36
    End of August, Merlin have the 6800's in stock now at £275. I had considered them for the reasons you mentioned only thing is they're not really tried and tested yet whereas the 6700's are.
  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    cartejo5 wrote:
    End of August, Merlin have the 6800's in stock now at £275. I had considered them for the reasons you mentioned only thing is they're not really tried and tested yet whereas the 6700's are.

    Interesting. I'm temped to get some of those myself.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    I'm pretty sure they'll have been tried and tested by shimano...
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  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Miche 11 speed hubs on whatever rims you loke is another option.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • IShaggyIShaggy Posts: 301
    I'd sell my children for an extra £75 and go for some RS80s -

    http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... -pair.html

    I've had a set for a couple of years now and I love them. When I've worn them out I'll be replacing them with the same.
  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    IShaggy wrote:
    I'd sell my children for an extra £75 and go for some RS80s -

    http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... -pair.html

    I've had a set for a couple of years now and I love them. When I've worn them out I'll be replacing them with the same.

    Yeah been seriously considering the RS80's, every time I look at something else, I end up circling back around to these. 10 speed only compatible which would prevent me from upgrading to Ultegra 6800 - but that in itself isn't a bad thing ;)
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Yeah been seriously considering the RS80's, every time I look at something else, I end up circling back around to these.

    So there is your answer.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    smidsy wrote:
    Yeah been seriously considering the RS80's, every time I look at something else, I end up circling back around to these.

    So there is your answer.

    Damn you and your inescapable logic!
  • Zendog1Zendog1 Posts: 816
    Have you checked out the Ribble Shimano wheel sale?

    I've just bought a pair of these http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... himwhfr382

    Well below your budget but rather nice with white rims!
  • cartejo5cartejo5 Posts: 36
    Zendog1 wrote:
    Have you checked out the Ribble Shimano wheel sale?

    I've just bought a pair of these http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... himwhfr382

    Well below your budget but rather nice with white rims!

    Cheers I had seen the ribble sale, the wheels you've bought are really smart. I'm really torn between the RS80's and ultegra 6700 either of which will shed a load of weight of his existing wheels. Hmmmm decisions decisions.......
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 27,677
    cartejo5 wrote:
    Zendog1 wrote:
    Have you checked out the Ribble Shimano wheel sale?

    I've just bought a pair of these http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... himwhfr382

    Well below your budget but rather nice with white rims!

    Cheers I had seen the ribble sale, the wheels you've bought are really smart. I'm really torn between the RS80's and ultegra 6700 either of which will shed a load of weight of his existing wheels. Hmmmm decisions decisions.......

    If you use the search function, you might find the thread where the two wheelsets were put one Vs the other in a Ali Vs Foreman fashion....
  • cartejo5cartejo5 Posts: 36
    Cheers Ugo, i found the thread you mentioned and it looks like it has to be the RS80's.

    Heres the thread for anyone thats interested - viewtopic.php?f=40042&t=12922684&hilit=ultegra+6700+vs+Shimano+RS80
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