I know! all good, just saying its not a 100 dollar conversion (Not that they can’t be of quality either)
Well shit, That doesnt help me much at all there does it. Its close to an extra 200 dollars for the Origin8’s, however the colour of them i like a lot more. I guess i just have to figure out if for 200 dollars extra they are going to ride much differently.
Can you recommend another wheel around that price range?
I’d go with the origin8… though both of those wheels have similar quality cartridge bearing hubs (which IS a good thing for every day usage).
The cheaper they get the poorer quality you will get in other areas… Spokes (gauge/butting/strength/stainless/etc), in build (how well the wheels are built from factory) and in rim quality (strength, ‘centering’) etc.
It’s up to you if you trust poorer quality stuff? I don’t.
Thats the large issue here. Just wish i didn’t have to import the bastards from the US. Adds 50 bucks and weeks to the total.
Having trouble finding much im interested in in the land of AUS.
Some of those Eighthinch julians would be nice. Or even a set of Weinmann’s would be nice, again but with the import.
This has won me, haha that easy. I just wanna get rolling as soon as possible anyway.
Hopefully ill be throwing a bike check up in a few weeks then! With these interestingly coloured wheels on for now.
if you’re running them fixed, make sure you take off the cog & lockring, give them some grease, then tighten the cog & lockring properly using a good quality chainwhip. with cheap wheel sets, this is kinda paramount to preventing fucking up the thread on the hubs.
TRUTH! B43’s are heavy yeah BUT they are quality, dam near unbreakable and IMO look rad. I think most people on here would have ridden them (at least a rear) at some stage loved em’ and moved on to a lighter more needs specific wheel.
I got a black set PM if you get past the orange thing…
Reasonably light, strong, have great sealed hubs and are nicely finished. I reckon they’re about the best bang for buck you can get. For example, I’ve found the set I’ve got on my commuter to be far nicer than my previous set of Velocity Deep V’s with Velocity/Formula hubs - considerably lighter, seem as strong, and super smooth. I also think they look far better than the options you have suggested (radial laced front is also nice). Not orange, but you can’t go wrong with polished silver on any build, and you don’t want to be the guy riding around with deep rimmed orange wheels - it looks stupid, honestly.
Those aerotrack’s are $200/pr (in white only, almost as bad as orange). Decent wheels though.
Quando hubs often have crunchy cup&cone bearings, and 3/8" axles F&R, rather than 9mm F, 10mm R. The Quando ‘sealed’ may be different, can’t tell much from those photos on the Cell page, (white hubs & spokes are going to get grotty pretty quickly too).