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robiharperrobiharper Posts: 9
edited July 2014 in Road buying advice
Everyone loves wheels so I have a question. I need a wheelset for my cross bike that accepts discs and can be raced, under £400 as an absolute max! I'm all googled out. I'd prefer clinchers unless tubeless really is that good! No tubs though as I would have to get lots of new tires. Are any of the big manufacturers making road specific disc wheels?

Moderators before you tell me off its summer so no one reads the cross forum! :?

Thanks everyone!

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,752
    Hope PRO 2 EVO hubs, H Plus Son Archetype rims and a number/type of spoke suitable for your size and a local builder with a good reputation... you are looking at under 400 pounds and you can't do better.
    There are even cheaper hubs, like Shimano XT 785, Shimano CX 75, Novatec 711/712

    Happy days
  • tincamantincaman Posts: 505
    Factory built, go for Kinesis CX Disc, about £270, otherwise what Ugo ^ said
  • rowlersrowlers Posts: 1,614
    Hope PRO 2 EVO hubs, H Plus Son Archetype rims and a number/type of spoke suitable for your size and a local builder with a good reputation... you are looking at under 400 pounds and you can't do better.
    There are even cheaper hubs, like Shimano XT 785, Shimano CX 75, Novatec 711/712

    Happy days

    Whats the approx cost for the other hub variants?
    (sorry OP, looking into this myself no point starting another thread!)
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,538
    Link to BDOP who supply The Novatec hubs :-

    http://www.bdopcycling.com/Hubs-CX.asp

    The Novatec 711/712 range from 60(front) to 130/150 (rear) US dollars

    Sure you can Google the Shimano options fairly easily.

    BTW BDOP are excellent to deal with - have sourced hub spares and freehubs with no problems
  • rowlersrowlers Posts: 1,614
    arlowood wrote:
    Link to BDOP who supply The Novatec hubs :-

    http://www.bdopcycling.com/Hubs-CX.asp

    The Novatec 711/712 range from 60(front) to 130/150 (rear) US dollars

    Sure you can Google the Shimano options fairly easily.

    BTW BDOP are excellent to deal with - have sourced hub spares and freehubs with no problems

    No problem, I'll dig the costs out and post for the OPs info ;)

    XT hubs pair £70.
    Hope Pro2 Evo pair £180
    Novatec 711/712 $210(£125)
    Shimano CX75 pair £125.

    HTH
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Who is selling CX-75 for £125 a pair sounds rather cheap?
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • rowlersrowlers Posts: 1,614
    These look a good buy (even though I said I'd never have another SS wheelset :( )

    http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/s ... dition.htm
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,752
    rowlers wrote:
    These look a good buy (even though I said I'd never have another SS wheelset :( )

    http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/s ... dition.htm

    The Iron Cross is a CX specific rim, it won't take road tyres and certainly it won't take road tyres with inner tubes. It's also a rim made of cheese, in that it won't take much tension and not much pressure either. Why would you want it?
  • rowlersrowlers Posts: 1,614
    rowlers wrote:
    These look a good buy (even though I said I'd never have another SS wheelset :( )

    http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/s ... dition.htm

    The Iron Cross is a CX specific rim, it won't take road tyres and certainly it won't take road tyres with inner tubes. It's also a rim made of cheese, in that it won't take much tension and not much pressure either. Why would you want it?

    Well now that you've said that I wouldn't want them!
    Archetype on XT is looking good :)
  • rowlersrowlers Posts: 1,614
    Any one care to comment on the Kinesis CX disc wheelset @ approx £260?
    Will they take road tyres or is it a cx specific rim with the disadvantages of the iron cross?
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    I've recently had a pair of CX wheels built by a certain chap here...XT hubs, Archetype rims, 32 d/b spokes. Perfect.

    You will need the Shimano splined rotors for these hubs though, in hind sight would probably have gone for the Novatec hubs instead.
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  • rowlers wrote:
    Any one care to comment on the Kinesis CX disc wheelset @ approx £260?
    Will they take road tyres or is it a cx specific rim with the disadvantages of the iron cross?

    A friend has these and has had a lot of bother with the spokes coming loose and them going out of true. He ran them with 25mm road tyres no problem.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,752
    rowlers wrote:
    Any one care to comment on the Kinesis CX disc wheelset @ approx £260?
    Will they take road tyres or is it a cx specific rim with the disadvantages of the iron cross?

    They will take any tyre you want. Not a big fan of those Pillar triple butted spokes they use, they seem nice to make "the weight" but not particularly robust or lasting. The rims cannot be bought separately, so if you damage one, you need to replace with something else... unless you are the begging type... maybe if you inspire enough sympathy they will give you one... :wink:
  • tincamantincaman Posts: 505
    rowlers wrote:
    Any one care to comment on the Kinesis CX disc wheelset @ approx £260?
    Will they take road tyres or is it a cx specific rim with the disadvantages of the iron cross?
    Bought mine in January and have put about 1000 miles on them without any issues. Have run road tyres between 25 and 30mm
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