Thursday, March 7, 2013

Travel By Bike Thursday - HEAVY DUTY WHEELSET

Reminder that our Spring Wheel Sale is still taking place through 3-15-2013 so stop by and check out our inventory and pick up a new wheel set for the upcoming season

We have new hours

Tom had been hearing from his customers that it was not always possible to get to the shop with his hours that he had been using since the shop opened.  So he listened to his customers and effective March 1st here is the new schedule (yes they are in effect now!)

Monday: 10-8
Tuesday: 10-8
Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-6

Today we are going to cover some wheel sets that provide reliability and are very durable but not light in the least bit - but if you are looking for a wheel set to take a pounding on commutes or tours and still roll true for you these will work great for you.

First up is the Mavic Ksyrium Elite S

The famous Ksyrium Elite, enlightened further
True to its precedent of offering the high end technologies usually reserved for only top of the line models, the Ksyrium Elite S takes another step forward to achieve weight savings matched by only a few wheels. This performance is enhanced even more with new extra light Yksion Pro tyres.
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More responsiveness 
Low inertia: ISM
Isopulse lacing and steel spokes
GripLink / PowerLink tyres
Extralight ISM rims
New double butted steel spokes
Proven Mavic quality and durability 
Strong rim: Maxtal alloy, Fore drilling
High quality adjustable bearings: QRM+
Weight (pair of wheels): 1520 grams front wheel: 680 grams
pair of wheels with tyre - WTS: 2060 grams
front wheel with tyre - WTS: 950 grams

I have a set of these wheels on my Surly Cross Check that were brought over from a different bike I rode before that and have close to 4000 miles on them and never had an issue at all.  I would have no problem recommending these to anyone looking for a durable and reliable wheel set to ride on for many miles!
Next up is the Velocity Dyad Wheelset

Dyad Touring Wheelset Whether your trip leads you around the city or around the country, the Dyad is the best wheelset available. Using our Dyad rim, this wheelset is strong and durable without adding weight to your already loaded bike.  It features 14g stainless steel spokes, brass nipples and sealed bearing hubs that are available in 130 or 135mm spacing.  Our standard setup comes in black or silver with 32 spokes in the front and 32 in the rear.  Other drillings are also available.
Road Set 32h Front and Rear, Rear: 1088g, Front: 828g
Tandem Disc 40h Front and Rear, Rear: 1224g, Front: 1040g

32 spoke 3 cross front and rear Road
Cross Front and Rear Tandem
Black or Silver rims
* 130, 135, 140, or 145mm spaced rear sealed cartridge bearing hubs
*Other drillings available

I do not have this specific set of Velocity rims but I do run Velocity Rims on my Monster Cross bike with DT Swiss hubs and they are awesome.  They roll so smooth and are a great all around wheel set that takes some abuse.

We have many more selections available in the shop.  Stop by for more information and check out our inventory!

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
F: (716)651-0858

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