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Bioshock171 Rookie 1 posts since
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Jan 12, 2013 5:27 PM

Wheel upgrade question

Hello-

 

I'm looking to upgrade the wheels on my 2012 Felt Z85. Currently I have just the stock wheels. I primarily do triathlons and I'm doing a full Ironman at the end of the year. I'm looking to spend $600-$800, any suggestions?

  • Moriates Legend 296 posts since
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    1. Jan 15, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to Bioshock171)
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    Try Gray Wheels (maybe a little pricy) or william wheels.





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  • investorken Rookie 2 posts since
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    2. Jan 16, 2013 4:55 AM (in response to Bioshock171)
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    I think your best bet is to pick up some used deep dish wheels from e-bay or some local tri/bike racing listserve.  For about 800 bucks, there are wheels like the Rolf Prima and the Mavic Ksyriums - not carbon fiber but lovely wheels.

  • Julie Ann Hackett Legend 221 posts since
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    3. Jan 16, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to Bioshock171)
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    You might also want to try renting before buying if your not exactly sure what you want.  My local shop rents them pretty cheap so I rented for a few races before deciding what to buy.

  • LisaValentineNY Amateur 8 posts since
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    4. Feb 5, 2013 2:08 PM (in response to Bioshock171)
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    I love my Rolf Prima wheels on Felt B16.





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  • HWKICVO Pro 51 posts since
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    5. Feb 6, 2013 11:19 AM (in response to Bioshock171)
    Wheel upgrade question

    I've had good experience with Mavics too, I've used both Aksiums and Kysyriums as an everyday-type-of-wheel and they're solid.  I did two Ironmans on Aksiums and they worked great.  In general, opt for the sealed cartridge bearings and bladed spokes.

     

    Renting them is great too.  Whether you're renting for a race or a weekend ride, it'll give you a chance to check out some different brands and features.

  • BT.ROB Legend 272 posts since
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    6. Feb 6, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to Bioshock171)
    Wheel upgrade question

    For your budget you aren't going to get a new carbon wheelset. You may find some used for that amount. Depending on how many races you are planning on doing, renting can be a good option, especially to try some out. Your bike, Felt z85, is a road bike. If you are just doing triathlons, you may to spend money getting a triathlon fit which will include bars/extensions, as well as an aero helmet if you don't have one already. Those are the two biggest time savers in triathlon bike legs. Third is a set of aero wheels. You can certainly get lighter wheels depending on your size. I like Rol wheels http://www.rolwwww.rolwheels.com for quality and price.

     

    Have fun.

    BT

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