Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    123

    Alex S500 rim weight vs Neuvation M28X aero's

    I have a 2010 Specialized Allez that came with Alex S500 rims. I replaced the stock rims with Neuvation rims, and weighed them both on my bathroom scale.

    The stock rims w/skewers weighed 4.4lbs.

    The Neuvation rims w/skewers weighed 3.8lbs.

    Just incase anybody was wondering...

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: nightfend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,582
    And those are the heavier Neuvation rims. The R series is lighter.

  3. #3
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by nightfend View Post
    And those are the heavier Neuvation rims. The R series is lighter.
    Yep - I wanted the heavier/stronger rims. They seem pretty nice for the low price!

  4. #4
    Not a rocket surgeon.
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8,492
    Yah and don't forget, Alex wheels suck.

  5. #5
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    Yah and don't forget, Alex wheels suck.
    The stock wheels (from Alex) actually seemed fine. I only upgraded because I wanted to try something new. I did notice that my coasting speed while going downhill seems slightly higher with the new rims, but nothing radical...

  6. #6
    pmf
    pmf is offline
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,736
    You replaced the rims? Why bother when Nuevation wheels cost $250 a set? You'd probably get a better/lighter set of hubs with them as well.

  7. #7
    ReviewBikeRoad Member
    Reputation: mcsqueak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,368
    Quote Originally Posted by letitsnow View Post
    The stock wheels (from Alex) actually seemed fine. I only upgraded because I wanted to try something new. I did notice that my coasting speed while going downhill seems slightly higher with the new rims, but nothing radical...
    Any change in feel while climbing with the lighter rims?

    I have Alex 500 rims on my Felt as well... I've been too cheap to bother to upgrade them. So far I have almost 3,000 miles on them, and I have to say they've held up really well for being ultra-budget and crappy wheels by most accounts.

  8. #8
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: terbennett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,032
    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    Yah and don't forget, Alex wheels suck.
    +1. Alex wheels are good until you start wanting more out of your wheels. There's a reason you don't find them on higher end bikes and they do make higher end wheels.

  9. #9
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    You replaced the rims? Why bother when Nuevation wheels cost $250 a set? You'd probably get a better/lighter set of hubs with them as well.
    I meant "wheels".

  10. #10
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by mcsqueak View Post
    Any change in feel while climbing with the lighter rims?

    I have Alex 500 rims on my Felt as well... I've been too cheap to bother to upgrade them. So far I have almost 3,000 miles on them, and I have to say they've held up really well for being ultra-budget and crappy wheels by most accounts.
    I haven't noticed any major changes in climbing, but have seen higher speeds while descending.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-13-2011, 01:47 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-02-2008, 12:51 PM
  3. Used set of Neuvation M-28 Aero's. What are they worth?
    By Treker in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-01-2008, 06:30 PM
  4. Anyone know the weight of the Alex ALX298?
    By advan24r in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-15-2007, 09:34 AM
  5. Neuvation M28 Aero's
    By real stonie in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-11-2006, 09:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Sea Otter Classic

Hot Deals

Contest


Latest RoadBike Articles


Latest Videos

RoadbikeReview on Facebook