I was going to buy a set of wheels from thebikebiz.com. White Phil hubs to white Deep Vs. Here's a quote from the email they sent me: "Wheel price would be $675 USD, and shipping will be approximately $200 USD". So... $875. Yesterday I received a pair of the exact same wheels from Richard at prowheelbuilder.com. Total cost including shipping: $594.70. That's almost $300 difference for the exact same item. I ordered them Sept 6 and received them September 18, so less than two weeks later. I only had to pay $31 in taxes and no customs. The wheels are fantastic and the price was great. Thanks Richard!
September 18, 2008
Greetings Pro Wheel Builder dot com I tried out my new wheels today on the New Mexico Velo Sport Saturday Team ride. We went from Albuquerque, to Bernalillo, to Placitas, up over the dirt/rocky road (8-miles) up to ~9000 ft above the Sandia Peak Ski Area, descended down (pavement) back to Tijeras, and then returned to Albuquerque [70+ miles]. The wheels are straight & true like brand new after a thorough test out. Thanks for your attention and professional assembly of a very fine and enjoyable wheel set. Sincerely, JSR