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What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:49 pm
by redvision
I have had fulcrum quattro LG which were great, apart from the original bearings not being the best, but the wheels were a bit weighty. I'm close to getting back on the bike and need a new set, so wondering what alternatives there are. Would want an alloy rim, but over 35mm, and lighter than the quattro (so under 1700g). Preferably under £400. Any recommendations?

Thanks

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:54 pm
by TimothyW
Alloy, over 35mm depth, under 1700g and under £400?

Not sure that exists. Pro Lite A42W is 42mm deep but 1919g.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/pro-lite-bracc ... -wheelset/

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:57 pm
by Imposter
As above - alu, deep section, light and 'under £400' do not really go together in any meaningful sense..

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 13:00 pm
by redvision
Imposter wrote:As above - alu, deep section, light and 'under £400' do not really go together in any meaningful sense..


I did fear that.

Ok, what about under £700?

You can get the mavic cosmic and shimano rs81 in this range. Are there any others?

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 13:07 pm
by keef66
Was going to ask if you're sure about the deeper rim? The Ultegra level RS500s come in at 1648g and Merlin have them for £300 at the mo. Only 24mm deep though

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 13:14 pm
by Daniel B

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 13:15 pm
by TimothyW
These are pretty close to spec - https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8; ... 5B328%5D=1

Only 18mm wide externally though so you'll lose the aero benefit unless you're running skinny tyres.

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 13:49 pm
by keef66
https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/collection ... o-wheelset

handbuilts from Malcolm. £500 and only 31mm tho.

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 14:17 pm
by Joe Totale
AForce AL33 rims could be worth a look at, they claim to be aero and are pretty lightweight.
DCR Wheels can build them up for you, they're pretty expensive though:

https://dcrwheels.co.uk/products/rims/7 ... orce-al33/

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 16:47 pm
by MrB123
DT Swiss PR1400 Dicut Oxic are now available in 32mm depth although I think you'd probably have to get them from one of the German online retailers.

Not quite as deep as you hoped but very smart looking wheels.

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 17:32 pm
by davetex
Kinlin 31mm deep rims (Borg and hunt rebafge these) built onto some decebts hubs shouldn't cost the earth

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 22:19 pm
by Pippi Langsamer
TimothyW wrote:These are pretty close to spec - https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8; ... 5B328%5D=1

Only 18mm wide externally though so you'll lose the aero benefit unless you're running skinny tyres.


...or you could buy these, ignore the ridiculous tyre-to-rim aero mantra, take one bottle into the 30mile ride instead of two, tuck your arms in 0.2% further, lower your position 5mm and/ or anything else that will affect your drag more than your tyre-to-rim interface...

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 19:07 pm
by froze
Depends on where you ride! IF you do a lot of climbing you want lighter wheels over deep dish, if you do mostly flat riding with maybe some rolling hills you want deep dish. Climbing faster is better than descending faster, you will descend faster with aero but you will climb slower because of the weight, if you want both then compromise and look at 30mm rims, and see those Soul wheels I mention below. Alloy is the best bang for the buck obviously, going to carbon will cost you not only more on the cost of rims but you may need to make a few other changes all of which will cost you more money. You can't get a really deep dish AL rim anymore anyways that I could find so you may have to compromise a bit, one of the best deals for wheels that combines some aero with some lightweightness are these wheels: http://2013.bikesoul.com/s4/ Notice the rider weight limit on those wheels, if you weigh more you can call or text them and tell them what your weight is and they can make the same wheel with more spokes, which I would opt for anyways even though they will be a bit heavier because load forces of your body weight and bike weight banging on cracks and potholes on streets can exceed 210 pounds even if your combine weight is only 190, plus they will require less truing. The wheels I mentioned are just one of many examples out there.

Look at some of these too:

https://www.cerowheels.com/cero-ar30-ev ... -2036.html
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/WPVIT35C/ ... r-wheelset (these are about as deep as AL rims get nowadays)

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 19:58 pm
by erksimsek
Zipp 101/30's are excellent, but out of the price range I think.

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 08:44 am
by redvision
Cheers for all the replies.

The reason I would like deeper section rims is because, despite some opinions to the contrary, from my experience even 35mm (as on the quattros)does make a difference to holding speed.

Anyway, it's become pretty apparent that there are none which meet the spec I was looking for in the price range.

So at the moment I may just end up with another set of the quattros.

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:43 am
by agnello
Campag shamals circa 1990s

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 17:27 pm
by fred.camargo
I was also looking at alloy wheels with deep-ish section, and found the Hunt wheels, which seems to be of good quality, price and weight:
https://www.huntbikewheels.com/collecti ... eep-24wide

1480g at £379, but just 31mm deep

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 19:30 pm
by NitrousOxide
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/3t- ... prod187517 look to fit the specs bill for ~£240 (also at Wiggle), 37mm deep and ~1.62Kg, 17mmm internal rim width.

18/24 spokes front/rear seems a bit odd though, to me at least.

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 04:50 am
by Paul1000
American classic 420

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 08:02 am
by w00dster
Vision TriMax 35mm deep and £335, weighs 1630 grams apparently.
https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/vis ... set-651809
They also have a 45mm depth at 1720 grams but £573.