Shimano R501 wheelset £59.99 delivered! @ Planet X
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Shimano R501 wheelset £59.99 delivered! @ Planet X

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Found 4th Feb 2014
Ordered a set of these (Black with Red decals are £60) today for the commuter chariot.

Obviously you can disregard the ridiculous RRP (for reference they cost £80-£110 as a norm) but I've never seen them for £60 delivered, anywhere!

Perfect application on your commuter/winter/trainer bike, but also a great upgrade over the stock wheels/bearings/hubs on most bikes under 1k~ (like the Triban). For the novice, they'll fit on any road bike/hybrid without issue.

At this price if I get 6/12mths out of them I'd be happy, but realistically they're pretty bombproof (owing to their hefty construction, those looking for light wheels look away).

Weight 1800g~
Tyres width 19-28

Had a quick look but there's no codes I could find to knock them down further.

Happy riding!

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Wow. I thought Ribble did a good deal when they were selling these at £80 a pair. That's a steal at £60!

I've been riding these with a pair of Continental GP4000s all year, and they're great!

1800 grams for wheels of this price is an awesome weight. 200g can be saved easily else where on a low to mid range bike, and that said many 1.5kg or even some 1.6kg wheels are often a little frail. These should last a couple of years if sorted out the rain (riding in the rain should be no issue though!)

Any idea how would they compare to the Giant PR2s that are currently on my bike?

This is a mis-price isn`t it? They also have a pair listed for £129.99?

Wow picked up a pair defo worth holding on to them for next winter

Red Hot.. been running these for a good while.. much better than many, many stock wheels.

Great deal. I just noticed they were further down for £129 too. Same item. I know Ribble were doing them for £70ish with a 12% discount so between £63+£65. There are 3 versions listed on Ribble. Are these the bladed spokes, 30mm rims?

mmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,, ive been bouncing around keeping an eye on wheel prices for a while and ive never seen these for this price ever, cheapest ive seen i think was on ribble at about £73 , my rims are coming apart where the spoke meets the rim, i would be stupid not to snap these up now ready for the summer time,

Original Poster

These are C24 (24mm profile) not the C30 (30mm) deeper rims.

TBH, the difference aero wise is going to be nil, but if the 30's appeal for the look then you have a choice to make. The benefit of the C24 is the non-bladed spokes and nipple are cheap, easily serviced and less prone to breaking.

On the mis-price front, I wouldn't worry. The wheelset carries a different product code to the other listings.

I have my confirmation.

200g can be saved easily else where



Yeah around the waistline for most people.

bornagainst

Red Hot.. been running these for a good while.. much better than many, … Red Hot.. been running these for a good while.. much better than many, many stock wheels.



I'd say they are about as good as most stock wheels in fairness. not saying they're bad but I wouldn't get these expecting them to be better than the wheels I already had. if you need a wheelset for winter/training/commuting these are good but they aren't a great whelset

"Weight: 822g / 1078g" I make that 1900g not 1800g

As Jonathon Ross would say 'wheely cheap'!
Edited by: "digbys" 4th Feb 2014

Got these from Ribble a while back around £70... Meant to be a good upgrade for the Triban 3

Original Poster

Chris, depends on the price point of the bike. The hubs on these are sound and have some DA heritage.

Weight wise, it's all approximate which is exactly why I used a tilde...

Original Poster

Chris, depends on the price point of the bike. The hubs on these are sound and have some DA heritage.

Weight wise, it's all approximate which is exactly why I used a tilde...

Sold out

chrisbass

I'd say they are about as good as most stock wheels in fairness. not … I'd say they are about as good as most stock wheels in fairness. not saying they're bad but I wouldn't get these expecting them to be better than the wheels I already had. if you need a wheelset for winter/training/commuting these are good but they aren't a great whelset



and the bike is only as good as the person sitting on top of it, and i need wheels for winter/training/commuting and summer, my front wheel is that bad that i'm going to end up pulling a wheelie all the way home,
there seems to be quite a big jump though dude as far as i can see , between this sort of price group , the 501's the rs11's the fulcrums and such and wheels that are a hell of a lot more where your going to see a benefit , its the same in any sport , the fisherman with remote control deep sea trawlers that aren't catching any more fish than anyone else, the go faster super sprint shoes that cost 140 quid,,,that are still connected to the same pair of legs, and so on put chris froome on a piece of poooop and he will massacre us on 10grand bikes,

the temptation is great isn't it .... we have all been there, getting that extra little bit of edge , my point is the amount of money that you need to get that edge is crazy compared to what edge will be achieved.

and for what.........

so i can fly past you on a 200pound bike,,,,,

beng165

Sold out



63 quid at ribble with your 12% man...

now go and pay that extra 3 pound and change that sad face to a smiley face....:D
Edited by: "fr33radicalls" 4th Feb 2014

Original Poster

Looks like they've sold out! Worth re-checking in the morning to see if they find any more.

where to get cheap puncture proof hybrid/racer tyres ? have to be semi decent.

lewissymonds

where to get cheap puncture proof hybrid/racer tyres ? have to be semi … where to get cheap puncture proof hybrid/racer tyres ? have to be semi decent.



i remember the really old hard plastic tires no inner tube , like what you get on little scooters today, like riding on rims,
people will say gatorskins continental ......
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/continental-gatorskin-road-bike-tyre/rp-prod18800?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_name=UnitedKingdom&gclid=CK-E-o7ms7wCFZDKtAoddRAA2g&gclsrc=aw.ds

like them ,, i'm running continental ultra sports because there cheap ...
maybe someone else will reply ,,, depends on what sort of grip you want as well or what grip your happy with dude

those grand prix 4000 are supposed to be good , but there 26-27 a piece.....

fr33radicalls

i remember the really old hard plastic tires no inner tube , like what … i remember the really old hard plastic tires no inner tube , like what you get on little scooters today, like riding on rims,people will say gatorskins continental ......http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/continental-gatorskin-road-bike-tyre/rp-prod18800?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_name=UnitedKingdom&gclid=CK-E-o7ms7wCFZDKtAoddRAA2g&gclsrc=aw.dslike them ,, i'm running continental ultra sports because there cheap ...maybe someone else will reply ,,, depends on what sort of grip you want as well or what grip your happy with dudethose grand prix 4000 are supposed to be good , but there 26-27 a piece.....



need cheaper with a little more grip :P

Dirt cheap, bought these from Ribble when they were around £73 and whilst I'm no expert they seem absolutely fine and I've given them quite a punishing time on rough roads. Hot from me.

Banned

Can get a whole bike for near to this price.

Cold

fr33radicalls

and the bike is only as good as the person sitting on top of it, and i … and the bike is only as good as the person sitting on top of it, and i need wheels for winter/training/commuting and summer, my front wheel is that bad that i'm going to end up pulling a wheelie all the way home,there seems to be quite a big jump though dude as far as i can see , between this sort of price group , the 501's the rs11's the fulcrums and such and wheels that are a hell of a lot more where your going to see a benefit , its the same in any sport , the fisherman with remote control deep sea trawlers that aren't catching any more fish than anyone else, the go faster super sprint shoes that cost 140 quid,,,that are still connected to the same pair of legs, and so on put chris froome on a piece of poooop and he will massacre us on 10grand bikes, the temptation is great isn't it .... we have all been there, getting that extra little bit of edge , my point is the amount of money that you need to get that edge is crazy compared to what edge will be achieved.and for what.........so i can fly past you on a 200pound bike,,,,,



I wasnt knocking them, if you need a wheelset then these are great for the price, i built a bike for my dad and put these on it and he loves it. It's just if someone has a bike that doesnt need new wheels and buys these expecting them to improve the bike, unless the stock wheels are very poor then these will not make a big difference.

That's all I was saying.

chrisbass

I wasnt knocking them, if you need a wheelset then these are great for … I wasnt knocking them, if you need a wheelset then these are great for the price, i built a bike for my dad and put these on it and he loves it. It's just if someone has a bike that doesnt need new wheels and buys these expecting them to improve the bike, unless the stock wheels are very poor then these will not make a big difference.That's all I was saying.



i know dude, most of it was just in jest , you have to agree though man that people seem very willing to part with huge amounts of cash for very little gain , i'm no expert dude , far from it, but the gains from spending twice as much on wheels seems miniscule , another 300 pound spent and 400 grams taken off, but i do suppose some of that is down to the rider if your already quick and lean maybe you'll see a bigger difference, but i agree with you on the point that people shouldn't be changing perfectly good wheels for these expecting to be called up for the tour.

trixabel

Can get a whole bike for near to this price.Cold



good point ,

fr33radicalls

i know dude, most of it was just in jest , you have to agree though man … i know dude, most of it was just in jest , you have to agree though man that people seem very willing to part with huge amounts of cash for very little gain , i'm no expert dude , far from it, but the gains from spending twice as much on wheels seems miniscule , another 300 pound spent and 400 grams taken off, but i do suppose some of that is down to the rider if your already quick and lean maybe you'll see a bigger difference, but i agree with you on the point that people shouldn't be changing perfectly good wheels for these expecting to be called up for the tour.



I kind of agree, but the jump from these to say a £300 wheelset is quite noticeable, the bearing run smoother, they flex less under load and are more serviceable so easier to maintain as and when they need it. but after that the jump in price out weighs (pun intended!) the gains but the gains are still there, and if you have the money why not spend it?

I usually ride RS10s just because for my level of cycling they are fine, but if i was competing in TTs or racing regularly then good wheels could be worth it.

chrisbass

I kind of agree, but the jump from these to say a £300 wheelset is quite … I kind of agree, but the jump from these to say a £300 wheelset is quite noticeable, the bearing run smoother, they flex less under load and are more serviceable so easier to maintain as and when they need it. but after that the jump in price out weighs (pun intended!) the gains but the gains are still there, and if you have the money why not spend it?I usually ride RS10s just because for my level of cycling they are fine, but if i was competing in TTs or racing regularly then good wheels could be worth it.



yeah yeah, if i had the money (spare money floating around doing nothing) and i was racing and i needed extra seconds then yeah,
ive got a old trek there's only so much i can spend on wheels before i have to get rid of the frame and just attach my hands and feet to the wheels if you know what i mean, there seems to be some very good wheels around the hundred pound mark, and for me who has a bike for all jobs and seasons like most people i need hard wearing and cheap ,,,,

bring on the better weather dude, that's what i say, and if you are out on the road and you do see someone with there hands and feet attached to there wheels wave , because it might just be me ,, just dont expect a wave back....

fr33radicalls

yeah yeah, if i had the money (spare money floating around doing nothing) … yeah yeah, if i had the money (spare money floating around doing nothing) and i was racing and i needed extra seconds then yeah, ive got a old trek there's only so much i can spend on wheels before i have to get rid of the frame and just attach my hands and feet to the wheels if you know what i mean, there seems to be some very good wheels around the hundred pound mark, and for me who has a bike for all jobs and seasons like most people i need hard wearing and cheap ,,,,bring on the better weather dude, that's what i say, and if you are out on the road and you do see someone with there hands and feet attached to there wheels wave , because it might just be me ,, just dont expect a wave back....

fr33radicalls

good point ,

, it wasn't a good point , i was joking , i thought i best say just in case,

do you buy the cheapest in everything probably not and for good reason , people choose what to spend more money on based on the things they like and do and spend most time doing ,,,,that's obvious
are you looking for a rise, well i'm up just before i go out in the rain trixie,....
are you a girl ....well what make up do you buy ,,,the cheapest prob not
shoes ,,,do you buy the cheapest shoes ,,,prob not,,,,
do you drink coffee ,,,and do you buy the cheapest there is ,, because you can buy 3 jars for the price of a good coffee you know...
this was a post on a 60pound set of wheels ,,,,,,
in the world of bike wheels that good value for money ,,,,,
just like you get good value for money on the things you buy without buying poop and without braking the bank .....

sheesh ,,,,should i even be explaining this sort of thing trixabel

trixabel

Can get a whole bike for near to this price.Cold



Yes. A **** one.

Original Poster

Can a mod please unexpire this please, they're back in stock with "lots of stock".

Thanks.

The_Hoff

Can a mod please unexpire this please, they're back in stock with "lots … Can a mod please unexpire this please, they're back in stock with "lots of stock". Thanks.


Unexpired for you The_Hoff

These would look mint on my car!ordered and heat added.

I've never replaced the stock wheels on my road bike before. In terms of fitting these, is it simply a case of removing the old ones, slotting these in and fitting the tube & tyre? Or do they need hubs fitting as well?

trixabel

Can get a whole bike for near to this price.Cold

yeah, Tesco is good bet.
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