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Mnmtber

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I just purchased a 2015 Raleigh Willard 1.  I love the wheelset for gravel use, but am looking for a reasonable wheelset for road use.   Are there any suggestions that will fit this bike?  Thanks
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Sorry for the late reply.
I did a little digging and want to throw a different idea at you:

Buy a set of tubeless ready wheels for gravel/mixed surface use. A lot of variables will go into that: rider weight, budget, etc.

Use existing wheels for road use with Specialized Roubaix 30/32 tires.

If you have questions about what to run for tubeless wheels give us a budget and rider size and I will get you some options.

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I am not sure what you are wanting that is different than the gravel wheelset you have and like. Aero? Lighter? blingy looks?  

That said, I love having 2 wheelsets. I use a Hed Belgium + with White Industries Hub for road or gravel riding.  Hard to go wrong with that or anything similar, but cheaper options are plentiful.  Lots of good options for road.  A wheelset that will take the abuses of gravel riding and tubeless compatible is a little more difficult to find than some options that might be okay for you for road.  Personally, my 2 wheelsets are similar.  Maybe a lighter one for road, but maybe not. 
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Need through axles?

These hubs keep the weight and cost down, yet the quality high.

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These are nice "road" rims (22mm ext.), tubeless and affordable, and take tires up to 35.

Spoke and spoke count depends on preference, rider weight, and budget.
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Need through axles?

These hubs keep the weight and cost down, yet the quality high.

IMG_20160604_125145989.jpg 

These are nice "road" rims (22mm ext.), tubeless and affordable, and take tires up to 35.

Spoke and spoke count depends on preference, rider weight, and budget.
  IMG_20161028_133621508.jpg


Ole,

It's easy enough for me to figure out the rims but what hubs are those pictured?

Thanks,

Hugh
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Ole,

It's easy enough for me to figure out the rims but what hubs are those pictured?

Thanks,

Hugh


I think he uses bitex hubs. Look at anther one of his post of some pics of some hubs/wheels he has built up.


New gravel wheelset thread.

 
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Thanks Zman! I've been riding bikes for almost 60 years and am looking to build up a gravel grinder as perhaps one of my last bikes. Technology certainly has advanced a huge amount in recent years and the wide range of choices available are nearly overwhelming.

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Thanks Zman! I've been riding bikes for almost 60 years and am looking to build up a gravel grinder as perhaps one of my last bikes. Technology certainly has advanced a huge amount in recent years and the wide range of choices available are nearly overwhelming.

Hugh


You are quite welcome Hugh. From what I have seen on this forum so far you would be hard pressed to find a better higher quality of wheels built than what oleritter builds for the money. At my end I have been riding since 1992 after going thru a divorce and a running injury with a botch surgery. Because I use to race Marathons for me the same thing cycling is a 150 mile ride so yeah I luv the ultra stuff. After getting by a drunk one night in Jan. I no longer feel safe out riding after dark. I doubt that I will ever give up long distance riding but thought I would give gravel grinding a go.

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Ole,

It's easy enough for me to figure out the rims but what hubs are those pictured?

Thanks,

Hugh


Hello,

The hubs pictured are Bitex Centerlock hubs.  They come in quick release and all the common through axles, and convert easily from one to the other.  We also build with the Bitex 6 bolt hubs, as well as a variety of other hubs, and also rims.

Let me know if I can be of help for some wheels.  

-Brett S. aka Oleritter

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