Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby Critter7r » May 1st, 2018, 1:16 pm

I have nothing to offer except ridicule for weighing what I weighed in the 9th grade. :lol: (Unless you're in the 9th grade, in which case I have actual nothing).
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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby Exodus » May 1st, 2018, 3:01 pm

Roy wrote:You have a really good frame, is the fork of equal quality.
QR indicates to some, it might not be.
If not, first invest in a high qiality fork - Fox maybe
Lacking a high quality fork you could be putting lipstick on a pig.

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It looks like you were writing a haiku, limerick, poem, or something....

I agree, make sure you get wheels that are convertible between QR and thru axle in order to future proof them if you need/want to get wheels before upgrading the fork. There are no adapters to make a fork accept thru axle.

The cost/benefit between upgrading wheels vs fork is a whole different discussion, especially without knowing the fork you have.
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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby Roy » May 2nd, 2018, 7:32 am

there once was a boy from Ferndale
(Or was that Nantucket )
Who liked a girl from Glendale
So he sat on a bucket and said
Oh **** it

Exodus, As you can read I can't write limericks - but tried just for you


Ha Ha

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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby carsonreinke » November 14th, 2018, 12:54 pm

FYI, I went with Roval Control 29 via KLM. I was able to keep the QR fork and use thru-axle in the rear, since this wheelset has built in adapters. Really like it.
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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby c0nsumer » November 14th, 2018, 2:35 pm

carsonreinke wrote:FYI, I went with Roval Control 29 via KLM. I was able to keep the QR fork and use thru-axle in the rear, since this wheelset has built in adapters. Really like it.


Was that the deal on sale recently? That was a GREAT price.
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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby carsonreinke » November 14th, 2018, 6:23 pm

Ha, definitely not $29

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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby DynoDon » November 15th, 2018, 6:55 am

carsonreinke wrote:FYI, I went with Roval Control 29 via KLM. I was able to keep the QR fork and use thru-axle in the rear, since this wheelset has built in adapters. Really like it.


Great choice of wheels, Roval makes some of the best Hand Made wheels out there, they have Championships in prove it, many MTB/Enduro/Road Golds, from UCI World Cups/Tour de France/Cape Epic/Olympics wins You don't need two sets for wheels, one for daily use, one for racing. I had a set of 29 Roval SL's under 1400 grams that I rode for over 5 years without any problems I didn't cause. I'm on my 4th set or Rovals now on my Specialized Epic Expert. Light, strong, fast. Not cheap, but priced good, for a top quality wheel.
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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby c0nsumer » November 15th, 2018, 7:48 am

carsonreinke wrote:Ha, definitely not $29

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Not $29 (29er wheels), but something like $600-ish? I almost bought a pair except the front can't be converted to 100x12 which I needed for a gravel road bike.
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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby carsonreinke » November 15th, 2018, 11:51 am

c0nsumer wrote:
carsonreinke wrote:Ha, definitely not $29

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Not $29 (29er wheels), but something like $600-ish? I almost bought a pair except the front can't be converted to 100x12 which I needed for a gravel road bike.
Sorry, reading way too fast. It was $600, but they had a sale recently that was like $400-500, unfortunately after I purchased. They said using a third party adapter (thru axle to QR) has way too much play, so glad I went this way. Too bad they don't support 12.

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Re: Beyond Entry Level Wheelset Suggestion

Postby b_b » November 15th, 2018, 12:23 pm

And the good Rovals use DT internals (36 point) last time I checked.
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