Hi, I'm a 19 y.o triathlete, aiming for my first 70.3 next year. I would like to buy my first tri bike, and heard LOADS of positive reviews about the Valdora PHX Carbon: link which is $2300
My question is for the wheels. Aero or not Aero ? That is the question... I can have some for $1375 with the bike, but I think that's a bit off my budget...
Just on the esthetic view of it, even cheap aero wheels would do ! Do you have any websites or brands I could use ?
I don't want my bike to look like this, because the separation in between thick carbon frame and very thin wheels is just terrible !
Any tips, brands ?
you can rent race wheels too! http://www.racewheelrental.com/search.php?brand=none&rim=reset&...
you don't want to use your fancy carbon race wheels for everyday training - could hit a pothole and completely F them up
2Quik makes a good bargain wheel, so does Williams... Unfortunately anything worth buying is going to be in the $900-$1100 range. You certainly don't need to spend $2K for wheels. Renting race wheels is also a reasonable idea.
I just checked Williams, Really nice deals !!
I think I'm going for the 58mm at the front and 85mm at the rear. What do you recommend ?