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Newbie seeking advice on second wheelset

Old 01-06-20, 04:34 PM
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Newbie seeking advice on second wheelset

Greetings! I have a Cannondale Topstone and am thinking about getting a second wheel set, primarily because the rear gravel tire is very loud on my trainer and want something with a slick I could swap on or off. I've been riding a few years, but know nothing about buying wheels. Can anybody point me in the direction of a nice affordable replacement? Thank you!
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If you just want something for the trainer, buy the cheapest rear wheel you can find and put an old road tire on it. If you're buying a wheelset, look for something that has capabilities your current wheelset doesn't.
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Originally Posted by LS1BadBird View Post
Greetings! I have a Cannondale Topstone and am thinking about getting a second wheel set, primarily because the rear gravel tire is very loud on my trainer and want something with a slick I could swap on or off. I've been riding a few years, but know nothing about buying wheels. Can anybody point me in the direction of a nice affordable replacement? Thank you!
You need a rear wheel that is: 142x12mm Thru Axle, Shimano/Sram freehub, and not broken. Put out a wtb ad on the various forums/Facebook pages and someone will have one. Or check ebay.
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Originally Posted by LS1BadBird View Post
Greetings! I have a Cannondale Topstone and am thinking about getting a second wheel set, primarily because the rear gravel tire is very loud on my trainer and want something with a slick I could swap on or off. I've been riding a few years, but know nothing about buying wheels. Can anybody point me in the direction of a nice affordable replacement? Thank you!
I was in a similar position and decided to buy a dedicated trainer tire instead (ie. Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Home Trainer 700). It takes a little more time than just swapping a wheel but changing a tire isn't a bad skill to practice twice a year.
Edit: But yes, Shoota's advice on what to buy if you want to get another wheel is good.
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Which model Topstone do you have? I believe the carbon model uses a rear wheel with a special dish.
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If you just want a trainer wheel, I'd go ultra-cheap, but if you use this as an excuse to buy a nice second wheelset... it's fun to play around on prowheelbuilder.com to get an idea of what is out there and what things cost. You might want to consider a 650b set to have something different than the stock wheels?

As the poster above mentioned, the carbon Toptstone model has an asymmetric frame that requires a special rear wheel dish, so off-the shelf wheelsets won't fit properly. The good news is that most LBS's can re-dish a wheel for you for minimal cost.
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Old 01-31-20, 12:41 PM
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Another option here might be to just upgrade to a direct-drive trainer instead of a second wheel / wheelset.

Apparently I like to find reasons to buy new stuff.
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