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Wheelset: 105 on Mavic Open pro, Ultergra 6800 or other?

thomasmorristhomasmorris Posts: 373
edited July 2014 in Road buying advice
After a ride in the peaks I decided I need a set of aluminium rims for steep descents and better breaking in the wet. I'll still have my carbon wheels for flatter days and racing, so I just need a decent set wheels to put lots of miles in to.

Rose bike seems to have the best prices: £240 for Ultergra:

Or should I go with 105 on Open Pro for £150:

Open pro seems to be a pretty good standard, but 36h seems a bit of overkill seeming as I'm 63kg and rose don't seem to do 32h. The ultegra are quite a bit more expensive, but will be ~300-400g lighter.

Or is there a better wheelset I can get for around £200, looking for around 1600g, shallow profile, aluminium rim, 28 or 32 hole?

Bit of background in this thread:


  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,561
    Have a read at this thread:-


    If you can push your budget to £250 then they are available at that price from Wiggle (Shimano fit out of stock ATM but they will be back soon)

    Would be ideal for a rider at your weight - plenty of heavier riders have given their endorsements.

    I'm waiting delivery if a Shimano fit set and I'm a shade under 85kg
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