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Wheel help please!

GRicha673GRicha673 Posts: 23
edited February 2016 in Road buying advice
I'm after a wheelset that will compliment my boardman air 9.0. They come with mavic aksium race wheels and whilst there's nothing wrong with them, I'd like a lighter set without breaking the bank! I use this bike for allsorts and being in Wales could do with a little help around the hills! :lol: thanks guys look forward to any suggestions.

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,767
    Difficult to suggest anything without an idea of budget. Not 'breaking the bank' doesn't really help narrow things down, unfortunately.
  • Imposter wrote:
    Difficult to suggest anything without an idea of budget. Not 'breaking the bank' doesn't really help narrow things down, unfortunately.

    Let's say around £400-£500
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,736
    That sort of budget is prime territory for handbuilts.

    For some light weight wheels perhaps some Ryde Pulse Sprint or Comp rims with whatever spokes and hubs you fancy.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,736
    For example DCR wheels do the Pulse Sprints with their own DCR hubs, CX Rays for 415 quid for a 1330g wheelset.
  • Thanks for that mate, sounds like it could be a real option, I'm not to clued up about wheels. Those brands you've mentioned are they through an online shop? Or are they readily available in other place's? Thanks
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,736
    http://dcrwheels.co.uk/products/rims/70 ... yde-pulse/

    The best thing if you're considering handbuilts is to email a couple of wheel builders an tell them your budget, weight, riding style etc. They will then come up with some suggestions for you.

    I can highly recommend David at DCR as per the link above and also Macolm at the Cycle Clinic who is a regular poster on here.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    ...or if you want some bling and a great set of factory wheels with modern wide rims and decent profiles then the Mavic Ksyrium (2016) are the other obvious choice.
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  • Thanks for the suggestions guys.
  • Ive just upgraded to Mavic Kyrisum elites, after a similar question, got them from Germany, after a recommendation, http://www.4thebike.de/12956/mavic-ksyr ... tz-schwarz

    Added a pair of GP 4000 II, and the bike flew yesterday.

    More recommendations here;

    viewtopic.php?f=40042&t=13043625

    and here

    viewtopic.php?f=40042&t=13043625
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