ive got a set of the akx 2.0 wheels that came with my CX bike and have used them as pit/foul weather wheels for me. i wouldnt buy them if i had a choice. They are heavy and rather harsh riding so i generally avoid them.
I havent ridden them much (500 miles maybe?) and they need to be trued already.
Get some ultegra/open pros or something like that.
Based on the price-point, I imagine they are machine built. When purchashing such wheels (I usually build my own), I always spend a half hour or so re-tensioning and stress relieveing them before intallation. After that, they hold up much better. My Ultegra / Open Pros were no exception.
Being an old bike shop owner and wheelbuilder, I know that wheels and spokes need to be stressed and retrued a couple of times. I've got some tubulars that I built on an old Italian road bike that are have stayed stable for 15 years or more.
What bothers me more than the rims is the reviews on the Alex hubs. It sounds like they are less than stellar.
This is a brand new bike that I haven't received yet. I've asked the LBS to allow some trade $$$, doesn't have to be much, for Pave Rovals or some Eastons E70's.
If I end up with em, I'll either make them work or buy a new set.
Much thanks for all the input
Keith "Old - Not As Fast As He Used To Be - But Can Go Forever"
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