First wheel upgrade

nick1972
nick1972 Posts: 144
edited November 2014 in Road buying advice
I'm looking to make my first wheel upgrade and am trying to decide between Mavic Aksium, Fulcrum Racing 5's or Fulcrum Racing Quattro.

Any advice would be grately accepted.

Comments

  • Quattro are head and shoulders better than rest you mentioned
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  • nick1972
    nick1972 Posts: 144
    Thanks for the response Ugo..
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    Quattro are head and shoulders better than rest you mentioned

    They're not that light, mind :lol:

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • nick1972
    nick1972 Posts: 144
    SecretSam wrote:
    Quattro are head and shoulders better than rest you mentioned

    They're not that light, mind :lol:

    Any suggestions around the £200 Mark?
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    SecretSam wrote:
    Quattro are head and shoulders better than rest you mentioned

    They're not that light, mind :lol:

    Light enough, for the money.
  • cycleclinic
    cycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    The new racing 5 LG has a wide 23mm rim. The quattro's are decent enough but the wider rim would swing it for me if I was in the market for something lowish cost and factory.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • nick1972
    nick1972 Posts: 144
    The new racing 5 LG has a wide 23mm rim. The quattro's are decent enough but the wider rim would swing it for me if I was in the market for something lowish cost and factory.

    Thanks for that. I'll take a look.
  • handful
    handful Posts: 920
    If you want to save a few quid I have a pair of Aksium S wheels available for sale in a couple of weeks which will be unused, coming off a brand new bike. They are generally recognised to be fairly bullet proof and a decent upgrade from most standard wheelsets. PM me if you are interested. Looking for £150 for them or a close offer which will include the tyres :)
    Vaaru Titanium Sram Red eTap
    Moda Chord with drop bars and Rival shifters - winter/do it all bike
    Orbea Rise
  • handful wrote:
    If you want to save a few quid I have a pair of Aksium S wheels available for sale in a couple of weeks which will be unused, coming off a brand new bike. They are generally recognised to be fairly bullet proof and a decent upgrade from most standard wheelsets. PM me if you are interested. Looking for £150 for them or a close offer which will include the tyres :)

    That's what I call a mega deal... 15 quid off the online price for a set of wheels with no warranty... :wink:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mavi ... lsrc=aw.ds
    left the forum March 2023
  • handful
    handful Posts: 920
    handful wrote:
    If you want to save a few quid I have a pair of Aksium S wheels available for sale in a couple of weeks which will be unused, coming off a brand new bike. They are generally recognised to be fairly bullet proof and a decent upgrade from most standard wheelsets. PM me if you are interested. Looking for £150 for them or a close offer which will include the tyres :)

    That's what I call a mega deal... 15 quid off the online price for a set of wheels with no warranty... :wink:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mavi ... lsrc=aw.ds

    Thanks for that ugo :lol:

    In all fairness, last time I looked they were £175 on CRC so the price is negotiable.
    Vaaru Titanium Sram Red eTap
    Moda Chord with drop bars and Rival shifters - winter/do it all bike
    Orbea Rise
  • nick1972
    nick1972 Posts: 144
    handful wrote:
    If you want to save a few quid I have a pair of Aksium S wheels available for sale in a couple of weeks which will be unused, coming off a brand new bike. They are generally recognised to be fairly bullet proof and a decent upgrade from most standard wheelsets. PM me if you are interested. Looking for £150 for them or a close offer which will include the tyres :)

    That's what I call a mega deal... 15 quid off the online price for a set of wheels with no warranty... :wink:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mavi ... lsrc=aw.ds

    Cheers Ugo. I think I'm swaying towards the Quattros. Being deep sectioned, how will they fair in windy (cross winds) weather?