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2013-11-18 8:12 PM

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Subject: Wheel builder.com vs power tap package
So I'm the market for some bomb proof wheels that I can use everyday and for races (I'm a bigger guy and don't really feel I'm at the level to have race and training wheels)

Option 1) wheel builder.com with some DT Swiss 585 front and rear with a power tap in the rear.. Total cost ... Approx $1500

Option 2) power tap wheel package for alloy wheels with power tap rear hub (obviously) ....total cost.... Approx $1000


Thoughts ???

Todd


2013-11-18 9:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Wheel builder.com vs power tap package
Wheelbuilder has a sale on right now. $790 for a DT Swiss RR465 with a Powertap.

http://www.wheelbuilder.com/special-dt-swiss-rr-465-powertap-packag...

I'm riding on this rim (with 32 spokes) and I weigh 210. No problems so far.

2013-11-19 12:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Wheel builder.com vs power tap package
Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but I don't see a package where wheel builder is offering a PT wheel set (front and back) for $1000. I think all of those offers are for just the rear wheel. If not, in the options, there would be a separate set of drop downs for your front wheel options.

I'd go with the DT Swiss deal. That's a solid wheel if you build it up with lots of spokes. Order the disc cover with it while you are at it. No need for a matching front wheel unless you simply want to spend the money or your existing front wheel has problems.
2013-11-19 12:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Wheel builder.com vs power tap package

Originally posted by ultramike Wheelbuilder has a sale on right now. $790 for a DT Swiss RR465 with a Powertap. http://www.wheelbuilder.com/special-dt-swiss-rr-465-powertap-packag... I'm riding on this rim (with 32 spokes) and I weigh 210. No problems so far.

I did this, and added a wheeelcover.  Train with the wheel, race with the covered wheel

2013-11-19 2:13 PM
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Subject: RE: Wheel builder.com vs power tap package

Williams has a special on right now too.  $899 for a rear wheel.

http://www.williamscycling.com/SPECIAL-OFFER--CycleOps-PowerTap-G3-Hub-Build-Options_p_75.html

The System 19 rim has a 170lb weight limit, and the System 30 rim has a 240lb weight limit. 

2013-11-19 5:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Wheel builder.com vs power tap package
Thanks guys. I am going to keep shopping. For me a wheel purchase is a big deal and I don't want to jump the gun. I appreciate all the help though.


2013-11-19 9:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Wheel builder.com vs power tap package
Bought a Zipp 101 PT package from them a few months ago. Got a disc cover for it. Very happy with the purchase.

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