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Beater Wheelset

Thinking about selling my current wheelset and going for something a little more appropriate for city riding and something under $300.
I've narrowed my choices down to three different wheelsets:
Velocity A23 laced to Novatecs
Wabi GX410
Open Pros laced to Formulas

Which wheelset should I go with? Any others I should consider?
March 21, 2013 07:32 AM
From: Venice, CA
10 posts
3 bikes
archetype to formula, open pro to formula, both on ebay and velomine.
March 21, 2013 09:43 AM
whats wrong with your wheelset right now?
you're lucky you actually dont need a "beater" wheelset. frig man. no snow where you live :P
i'd stick with what you got. save that 300$ ! :P
March 21, 2013 11:48 AM
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
22 bikes
your wheels are fine, just dont do bunny hops off of ledges or ride into potholes
March 21, 2013 01:09 PM
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
I think this a bad move. Don't sell a good wheelset for something cheaper. I suggest you save up for a cheaper wheelset and buy them from velomine. Don't hustle backwards..
March 21, 2013 04:09 PM
From: Clinton Hills, Brooklyn
223 posts
23 bikes
Mavic iO & comete.
March 21, 2013 04:55 PM
From: Los Angeles, CA
193 posts
17 bikes
The review on wabi's website of the wabi wheelset says this probably isn't the strongest wheelset for pothole riding or whip skidding.

The other two are fine choices.
March 21, 2013 09:05 PM
From: West Lafayette, IN
74 posts
2 bikes
dont hit pot holes. dont "whip" skid ? :P
March 21, 2013 10:31 PM
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
22 bikes
shit get a set of purefix "pro" wheelset it has sealed hubs and is only 140

March 25, 2013 03:33 AM
From: Texarkana/Arkadelphia, AR
127 posts
3 bikes
Strongest wheels would probably be some B43's, 36h, 3 Cross laced, with some decent hubs.
Then again the would be super heavy.

It just depends what kind of terrain you will be riding and how much you weight.
Aswell as choice of tires.
March 25, 2013 05:09 AM
From: 420 Upinya Ave.
113 posts
8 bikes
i find having fatter tires makes up for some lighter wheelsets.
just slap some 28c tires on there and youre good :) but obviously good tires and stronger wheels dont make up for stupid riding.
March 25, 2013 01:46 PM
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
22 bikes
Both rims will go the job. when building a strong wheelset consider spoke count and pattern. That will probably yield more results than rim to rim choice. also, sun ringle cr-18 is a great choice for strength as well; easy on the wallet. dual 32 spoke 3x pattern is usually a great choice. 36h to cover all bases, but it depends on weight. My road wheelset is 28-24 and i have 3500 miles of shitty honolulu roads on them, plenty of potholes, and a ton of all around abuse. They are aggressively laced (radially in front and 2x on drive drive side in back). They are still alomst as true as the day i got them. But i am also 140 pounds and never carry gear. id go 32-32 3x for a commuter wheelset.
March 27, 2013 12:49 AM
From: San Diego, CA
780 posts
9 bikes

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