Bargain light road bike wheel set, shimano 8-11 speed hub £74.99 @ Superstar Components
193°Expired

Bargain light road bike wheel set, shimano 8-11 speed hub £74.99 @ Superstar Components

32
Found 12th Mar 2016
Was put onto this company by a fellow forum user and they are 50% off just because of the colour. They are still selling the black rimmed ones for £199

Colours @ £99.99 are red, gold and white. There are also 2 choices of rim depth the elite 24 which are 1490g and the elite 30 which are 1510g.

Comaptible with 8-11 speed cassettes, you'd just need to add the included spacer. Sealed cartridge bearings, 20 spoke front wheel and 24 at the rear.

2 year warranty, free truing for life and crash damage discount. The truing would be great if you live/ travel near Lincoln.

Absolute bargain while stocks last. There are also other rims to choose from for slightly more ££s.

NEW CODE: MADMAY25

Brings the price down to £74.99
Community Updates

Groups

32 Comments
I had these wheels a couple of years ago. they are very light and perfectly capable over weekend rides.

I found that when I put a lot of power through the wheels going up 10% grades they flexed a lot, though they never had any major problems.

good note is that they have cartridge bearings which makes maintenance by yourself a piddle with the right socket.

If they have icon free hubs be careful as these are alloy and using a cassette of 105/rival below they will cut into the freehub and be a nightmare to get off, worth investing in ultegra imo.

I'm tempted thanks OP
Yes icon ultra hubs, im running a claris setup and was only looking for budget wheels. hadn't considered these until the guy mentioned them, if you can live with the colours then you should buy a pair.

when you say cuts in, do you mean the locating splined on the hub get damaged?
mclovin9091

Yes icon ultra hubs, im running a claris setup and was only looking for … Yes icon ultra hubs, im running a claris setup and was only looking for budget wheels. hadn't considered these until the guy mentioned them, if you can live with the colours then you should buy a pair.when you say cuts in, do you mean the locating splined on the hub get damaged?



​It's on the spline it would damage, have a quick Google and it should show what I mean. to get round it you need a cassette with an alloy carrier.
Get some decent Mavics for that price from Planet X during sales
MAdam98

Get some decent Mavics for that price from Planet X during sales



You may be able to but thats no use for people looking this week/month.
polyamorous

​It's on the spline it would damage, have a quick Google and it should s … ​It's on the spline it would damage, have a quick Google and it should show what I mean. to get round it you need a cassette with an alloy carrier.



Can't see anything on google (probably searching for the wrong thing) but if theres damage caused then the wheel can go back under warranty and a new cassette can be requested as well. They don't mention having to use an alloy cassette at time of purchase.
Just note superstar's customer service isn't that great >_>
nathanlt89

Just note superstar's customer service isn't that great >_>



How come?
I bought their Pave 28 wheelset last year and they have been awesome.Good quality stuff from Superstar
Bought a tubeless wheelset that leaks at the seam, and still no reply from them about it nearly a month later. If you look on google, a lot of people had bad experiences with them
nathanlt89

Bought a tubeless wheelset that leaks at the seam, and still no reply … Bought a tubeless wheelset that leaks at the seam, and still no reply from them about it nearly a month later. If you look on google, a lot of people had bad experiences with them



Thats pretty bad, you phone them? They have a facebook page, normally that gets a quick reply, in most cases (don't know about them though)
I assumed email would be the easier option, but it seems like something I can "fix" so I didn't pursue it any further. Sending something back to them isn't ideal either because they only refund a certain amount, I think £6 and I assume it could be hard to send a set of wheels with tracking for that amount.
Yeah i noticed that they say they only refund £6 for return P+P although i'm sure that'll be against the law. (Would have to look if it becomes pertinent to me)
Really don't need these an i'm always a bit cautious of cheap light wheels so why am I so tempted!?

Damn this site!
Why am I tempted. Only just bought Campy vento. This will be lighter. But is it much of an upgrade otherwise?
basergorkobal

Why am I tempted. Only just bought Campy vento. This will be lighter. But … Why am I tempted. Only just bought Campy vento. This will be lighter. But is it much of an upgrade otherwise?


Stick with the Vento's
FuriousD

Stick with the Vento's


Thanks for the input. Are speaking drom experience of owning either? Could you elaborate a bit. I'm a very lightweight rider so don't mind the wheels being a little more fragile. And this looks like a good 200g saving on the 30mm version.
Great replacement for my RS81 as they took a battering over the winter (rims are worn down). P.S. I weigh 61 kg, so not worried about fragility as long as I avoid the numerous potholes!
basergorkobal

Thanks for the input. Are speaking drom experience of owning either? … Thanks for the input. Are speaking drom experience of owning either? Could you elaborate a bit. I'm a very lightweight rider so don't mind the wheels being a little more fragile. And this looks like a good 200g saving on the 30mm version.


200g is not worth it IMHO, Campag wheel are well made and have a good back up service, i have just had a Scirocco replaced under warranty. If you are a light weight rider i am sure you will be fine with them, alternatively if you are looking at saving some weight and want some excellent wheels either go for handbuilt of Zonda's.
D
I like the gold ones, will they fit my Subaru Imprezza?
Good a pair last month, with silver rims, black hubs. For £99 whats not to like, although I agree about using an Ultegra cassette.
I made a mistake on my initial order, sent them an email and they got back straight away, so customer service was fine.

These are lightweight wheels for the money.
634miyamoto

I like the gold ones, will they fit my Subaru Imprezza?



Yes mate but you need to check this video for the "How to" youtube.com/wat…STg
Got these wheels fitted today (not slow delivery just been away with work) and very impressed.

Packaged well, very light surprisingly so, quick check for trueness and no issues. Obviously not had them out on a ride yet but initial impressions are excellent.
nathanlt89

Bought a tubeless wheelset that leaks at the seam, and still no reply … Bought a tubeless wheelset that leaks at the seam, and still no reply from them about it nearly a month later. If you look on google, a lot of people had bad experiences with them


Been reading a bit about this and consensus is correct fitment and use of sealant that fixes leaks unless there's some thing more obvious like weld fail?
Well had the 1st ride today, don't like it. The lighter wheels didn't make me any faster overall so they are going back

Na, may not have been faster but they definitely felt more solid when putting the power down, was clear to feel that acceleration was better and i managed an extra 2 mph going up a regular climb. I wasn't any faster as there was a couple of occasions where the cycle track was very busy so had to dodge a few people and dogs.

Certainly worth the money.
Just ordered another a set to go on my Ghost.
budgio

Just ordered another a set to go on my Ghost.



With these shiny rims, your ghost will be seen.

Poor i know but i've had a couple
morrig

Been reading a bit about this and consensus is correct fitment and use of … Been reading a bit about this and consensus is correct fitment and use of sealant that fixes leaks unless there's some thing more obvious like weld fail?


Agreed, Are the tubeless mtb or road, I've just gone tubeless, and although a real faff with one tyre it worked really well, took 15 mins on one and an 1hr30 on the other, I just love that bang when the 30-40psi pressure seats the tyre in the rim, shake the tyre to swill the sealant around as per videos on YouTube (either joes or Stans) and job done ..
Definately recommend 50ml of sealant to fill any slight gaps..
The quality of tyre, rim and execution can mean no sealant required but although I know it can be done, everyone I know riding tubeless use a sealant as it will reseal a poential thorn nail, glass puncture
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 29th Mar 2016
now 79.99 with code GETEXTRA20

update in description as now an even better deal.
Damn you!!!!

might pick up an 2nd set I'm that pleased with them.
New code: madmay25 brings them down to £74.99
Don't need a new wheelset. Just bought them. For £75 they might as well hang in the garage as a spare set! And I can use the rear for turbo in the winter.
Thanks OP.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text