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Superstar Wheel Choices

timmyotooltimmyotool Posts: 172
edited January 2017 in Road buying advice

I'm looking at a number of new wheelset options on Superstar, I've reduced it down to these 4 as they have a wider internal rim, 17 or 19mm, they are all similar weight and spoke numbers so struggling to make a decision.

If anyone has any input it would be appreciated?


  • 17 are better for 23-25 mm tyres

    19 are better for anything bigger
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    I find 23mm and 25mm tyres fit fine on 19mm internal width rims. I would not worry too much sometimes choice is a bad thing. -wheel building and other stuff.
  • oviovi Posts: 396
    the cx bike has 40c land cruiser tyres on a old pair of mavic ksyrium elite wheels and are fine
  • Thanks, I'll be running 28's so I'll look towards the 19mm.
    Otherwise, am I right in thinking they're much of a muchness? I just wanted to make sure nothing stood out as great buy or a don't buy, I don't particularly know anything much about the hubs on offer.
  • Much of a muchness describe them well...

    19 internal with 28 tyres is a very good match
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    1st set got censored reviews due go build quality which would put me off the whole range. 2nd and 3rd seem quite heavy for what you are getting and they all look a bit bland. So many better wheelsets out there with much better reputation
  • I've had two sets of the first ones - Arc CX-Ray 32mm (one set got stolen). 25mm tyres (tubeless and clincher) go on easily and they seem to be well enough made, can't really fault them.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,098
    Only issue I had with mine was a spoke failure in a years use. The Ultra hubs are rebranded Novatech lovely and clicky out the box if you like that kind of thing easy to maintain as well, with 28's the 19 internal as Ugo said is preferable.
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