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Road Bike Wheelset Recommendations?

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Looking for a set that is smooth, functional, and won't break the bank, and is 11 speed compatible. This would be my first real, long-term road wheelset. What's good?
   
May 23, 2015 08:42 PM
GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep
From: Portland, Oregon.
316 posts
29 bikes
Mavic Aksyium
   
May 23, 2015 09:00 PM
Campagnolo to op
   
May 23, 2015 09:14 PM
Fulcrum 5 LG CX
-$300
-Wide rim and sealed bearings
   
May 23, 2015 10:04 PM
jerry_thegoaliecyclist
From: Ventura, CA
1 post
0 bikes
Whatever rim you want, laced to 105 hubs.
   
May 23, 2015 11:22 PM
GromCake
From: Portland, OR, United States
209 posts
11 bikes
Rs81's are nice. I've got the rs80 on my focus and they're great. Fulcrum make good value wheels too
   
May 24, 2015 02:11 AM
ArturoGromek
From: Melbourne, Australia
13 posts
2 bikes
HED Ardennes Black! Smooth, light, and the sound is amazing.
   
May 24, 2015 01:29 PM
pedalconsumption
From: Portland,OR
142 posts
5 bikes
Pacenti SL23 v2 to White Industries T11s with Sapim CX Ray spokes. ~$900 build, as aero as an alloy wheelset can get, fairly lightweight at ~1500g depending on your spoke count, easily serviceable high quality bombproof hubs and rims. You won't need another wheelset until the industry comes up with some new standards.
   
May 25, 2015 05:15 AM
Gabuyo
From: San Francisco
62 posts
16 bikes
what about the campagnolo zondas??? +/- 1500 g
what do you guys think? they even can be bought with shimano cassette body!! (i know thats probably a no no for some, but shimagnolo works for some)
   
May 26, 2015 09:16 AM
joaobola
From: lausanne, Switzerland
51 posts
2 bikes
I have basically the wheelset that Gabuyo suggested and it is awesome.
   
May 26, 2015 05:14 PM
riceboy
From: SF Bay Area, CA
342 posts
12 bikes
I really wanted something with WH or Chris King, but couldn't afford it. Personally, I think that most campy wheels are ugly because of the spoke grouping thing on the back wheel. I really like my Nucleons, great budget wheels. I would stick with WH, Chris King, Mavic, Shimano or Campy. Maybe Tune or Fulcrum, but a lot of the lower budget hubs out there are garbage so stay away. Read lots of reviews on the durability of the cassette, if too many say that there are bite marks on the cassette, that means that the metal is soft and that the rest of the hub is probably really cheap
   
May 26, 2015 09:13 PM
ridingfixed
From: East Bay, California
356 posts
3 bikes

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