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Subject: Best place to get 650c wheels
I was wondering if anyone knew a good online place to get some decent 650c training wheels.

I have been looking in the classifieds here and on ST as well as ebay.

Other than that I don't really look to much online other than Nashbar.

Haven't really found to many choices.

I know they are limited, but I'm looking for something 10/spd Shim/Sram in the 2-$300 range.


2015-02-10 11:38 AM
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Subject: RE: Best place to get 650c wheels

Originally posted by cstoulil I was wondering if anyone knew a good online place to get some decent 650c training wheels. I have been looking in the classifieds here and on ST as well as ebay. Other than that I don't really look to much online other than Nashbar. Haven't really found to many choices. I know they are limited, but I'm looking for something 10/spd Shim/Sram in the 2-$300 range.

I have my original TTRs from my 2010 Felt B12.  I bought some Zipps and kept the TTRs as "training wheels" but alas they have sat in the wheel bag since I took them off.  Swapping out the brake pads every time I went from race to training mode proved to be too much of a PITA.  Plus I do most of my training rides on my roadie.

2015-02-11 12:17 PM
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Subject: RE: Best place to get 650c wheels
Not too many manufacturers of training-level 650C wheels. But both Zipp and Hed make racing wheels (but well beyond your stated $ range). A few years ago I had a new front wheel built using a Velocity rim. The wheel is bulletproof, complete build cost me less than $150.
[url] http://www.wheelbuilder.com/velocity-650c-deep-v-clincher-rim.html
2015-02-11 2:47 PM
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Subject: RE: Best place to get 650c wheels

There are still a lot of 650c rims out there, they just don't get built into wheels all that often. Pitty -- I find them quite useful myself. If you have a knowledgeable friend, or if you have the knowledge yourself, you could buy the parts and build the wheel yourself. It's not really all that difficult, mostly it just takes patience. As already stated, Velocity has some good rim choices in 650c. And when you talk to the shop (if you order through them), make sure they know it's 650C, not B.

2015-02-11 6:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Best place to get 650c wheels
I have a couple of sets, I'll throw them up on the classifieds some time this week.

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