Alternative to Planet x Carbon 50 wheels

lochindaal Posts: 475
edited June 2014 in Road buying advice
I was going to buy a set of the Planet x Carbon 50 wheels as a clincher but the price has gone up to £550 from £399.

I am using them for Sportives and triathlons.

I was going to avoid the Chinese imports just so I had a shop to go back to if necessary.

What would you go for as an alternative?


  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    buy some rims from Farsports and get them built over here on Novatec hubs... all in you will end up spending more or less 400 quid
    left the forum March 2023
  • mattv
    mattv Posts: 992
    The Planet X wheels are Chinese manufactured anyway... Only difference is you have a face to complain to if they go wrong. Probably just as reliable? I know just as many people having good experiences with Chinese carbon as planet x, as well as just as many bad experiences.
  • lochindaal
    lochindaal Posts: 475
    I knew they were Chinese wheels and have nothing against that as a concept. I just wanted a fall back contact for money being being spent.

    Only cyclists would treat £400 as a cheap risk :-)
  • antsmithmk
    antsmithmk Posts: 717
    The £550 wheels on Planet X are available from carbonzone for £199.

    You can buy a bottle of tippex to paint planet x decals on if you want....