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I am looking at new wheelsets for my roadie. Not really a racer, more of a casual rider but cracks are growing on my current wheelset. So from looking online at the usual suspects (nashbar, performance...) I have found these wheelsets in my price range and I was hoping to get feedback from more experienced riders about them.

<a href="http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile_combo.cfm?SKU=19253&estore_ID=&subcategory_ID=5320&CFID=2199508&CFTOKEN=80237016">Shimano Ultegra with Mavic Open Pro Rims</a> Is it worth it to get them with teh "extra hard anodized" option?
Mavic Cosmos: they are a bit more expensive, is performance better?
<a href="http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=131&subcategory=1197&brand=&sku=15737&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=">Easton Velomax Vistas</a>: I have no idea how these compare to say the Ultegra/Open Pro set or even where they stack up on the ladder.
Maybe Rol SL-28?

Any other recommended wheelsets for around $200? I am open for any suggestions, advice, wisdom...
 

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Open pros are the standard

If you are looking for a built proof wheel set that you'll be able to ride over and through anything without too much trouble, then a Shimano/Open Pro is my recommendation. Get a 28 hole rim laced 3 cross and you'll be very happy. Nice thing about this wheelset is that if anything ever does go wrong with them any "bike" shop will have the ability to fix them right away, (spokes/bearing/etc)

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bikemech said:
If you are looking for a built proof wheel set that you'll be able to ride over and through anything without too much trouble, then a Shimano/Open Pro is my recommendation. Get a 28 hole rim laced 3 cross and you'll be very happy. Nice thing about this wheelset is that if anything ever does go wrong with them any "bike" shop will have the ability to fix them right away, (spokes/bearing/etc)

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maybe beef it up to 32 spokes per wheel depending on rider weight.
 

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Okay, so I am 155 lbs (about 70 kilos). The reason I through the Rols out there, is I found a set of the SL-28s for $200. Which is as good as I the ultegra open pros for price. I just don't know much about them, other than they are small and have recieved <a href="http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/wheels/wheelsets/rolwheels/PRD_366180_2490crx.aspx">good reviews</a> on this site.
 
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