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Thread: New bike
27th January 2013 #21
A quick Google shows Fulcrum 7's are £130, Fulcrum 5's £170. Mavics will cost a bit more depending on the model (my Elites are about £400). You could go for custom handbuilt wheels which are probably £150+, but these days unless you want something special I can't see the advantage. Weight is quite important with wheels, so check the different ones you look at.
27th January 2013 #22
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- Jan 2013
Martin,that's really good of you thank you for that. Now I've got some sort of idea of what I need, as I say I don't want to break the bank but get something that's gonna be better than what comes with it. Most bikes come with 25mm tyres or do they vary. But those are the ones I will get. Yes the review wasn't very complimentary about the wheels and tyres on there already.
27th January 2013 #23
25mm is a common size, but 23 is probably more common and either will fit the bike. Sadly many tyres don't come in 25 (such as coloured GP4000's that I use), so I use the 23's. Not a big issue really and I'm 95Kg. For normal riding either will do, don't go smaller, and larger (28+) would really be for rough roads or touring.
27th January 2013 #24
I wouldn't worry about the wheels immediately to be honest, they are Giant own brand so will be perfectly adequate if perhaps a little on the heavy side. The tyres will be fine to start on too.
Just get out and ride the bike. You will find plenty of other things to spend your money on - clothes, shoes, helmet, pedals etc etc . . .
If you are still feeling flush with cash in the summer, think about upgrading the wheels then.
27th January 2013 #25
28th January 2013 #26
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- Oct 2012
This is my strategy too. Once you upgrade, you can have your old wheels for spares or for a dedicated turbo wheel.