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Thread: upgrade wheels
15th September 2012 #11
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
parker international handmade wheels
anyone have experience of these? they could do them within my intended budget.
15th September 2012 #12
Phil if I was in your shoes I'd use the wheels you have over winter and buy a good Sunday best summer set. You could choose good all rounders like the Kysriums or go for a nice Campag wheel set. Never tried the Pro Lites so can't comment on them.
15th September 2012 #13
The prolites are a very good wheel,
16th September 2012 #14
There's a fulcrum wheel set in the new cycling plus mag - they look great and are £300 iirc. Weight around 1600g I think I'll be getting a pair
16th September 2012 #15
I've stopped buying the Cycling Plus magazine. It all about gear with very little about rides and training. It just makes me want to buy the latest gear when that's not really what cycling's about.
16th September 2012 #16
I'm with you on that one Gregg. I've had a subscription to C+ for years but am slowly growing tired of all the monotonous and predictable gear reviews. Unless someone renews my order for Christmas I'll probably let it drop.
But isn't this the way of the world? Our niche hobby has suddenly become mainstream and the newcomers are spending loads of dosh. Me, I feel guilty for lashing out sixty quid on two new tyres when some people spend that on bar tape.
17th September 2012 #17
- Join Date
- Dec 2011
+1 for Gregg's advice on keeping the CXP22 for winter. Good shout from Stephen too on the quality of tyres supplied off-the-peg. Upgrading tyres and wheels is well worth the investment, but will yield different results. Higher quality tyres will roll more freely, and those with a higher thread count will have a more supple carcass that will improve feel. Lighter wheels will reduce the revolving weight, ideally making you faster!
17th September 2012 #18
Last edited by coolboarder; 17th September 2012 at 3:53 PM.It's not your destination that counts, it is the glory of the ride. (apologies to Edward Monkton)
17th September 2012 #19
Agreed. Parkers are very good if you need to chat to a human about your order. I've just bought a Campag groupset and the guy was patience personified as he explained about calliper reach and cable adjusters and front mech' mounting adapters etc: etc:
And, to cap it all he gave me a small, but very welcome, discount. What service.
17th September 2012 #20
Hah, £60 on bar tape - I've just bought a bike for £70 on which I'll be putting a £12 bull bar with £5 cotton tape.
I was going to replace my wheels because I had a few incidents of tank wobble. I discovered it was actually a bit of a blow out on the tyre.
Sure, wheels are probably the next best upgrade - saddle maybe ahead of it if it doesn't work for you.. Basically, if it's not touching anything the only reason I can see to change it is to save weight (and rotating weight is best to save), but I bet most of us could stand to loose a few lbs off our asses before worrying about a few grams off our bikes.