Carbon Deep Dish Wheels
I am considering buying some carbon deep dish wheels for my Cervello. Somthing circa 50mm and a clincher. Either Zipp or Reynolds.
My question is will they make much difference at all? Roll faster? Is aero worth the 1k plus outlay?
I currently have some Tune hubs on DT rims from posh bikes. 1300grams. So not cheap wheels by any meansPosted 7 years agoahwilesMember
they’re almost completely pointless*.
actually, that’s not true, they do allow for lots of huge branding. you can have the word ‘Reynolds’ or ‘Zipp’ in size 300 font plastered all over your wheels.
if you want to turn yourself into a rolling advertisement, and let everyone know you’ve spent £thousands on your wheels, then go for it, they’re great.
i was talking to a friend of mine about this sort of thing; he’s a lecturer in sport science at a local university.
he’s actually done some work on this kind of thing, and he claims the most important ‘aero’ thing is body position, after that it’s over-shoes…. bizarre – but that’s what the man with the phd told me.
(*there is an aerodynamic advantage, but really, how much do you think you’ll gain?)Posted 7 years agobig_n_daftMember
to be fair I used to have pair of shamals
you noticed the speed difference and it was nice to go out on them when in form and in good weather, I was also doing the odd TT and RR so kept them mainly for that
if the cash is burning a hole in your pocket there are worse things to buy….and also betterPosted 7 years agonjee20Subscriber
Tubs or clinchers?
FFWD F4Rs look the mutts, reasonable price, light.
I had some Bonty Aeolus 5.0 clinchers, they were incredibly fast on the flat and downhill, really noticeably quicker. But they were a lot of effort on the climbs, due to heavy rims, which is always a problem with deep section clinchers, unless you spend crazy money.Posted 7 years agoLardLoverMember
I agree with Mr_Mojo
They may help, they may not, but boy they’ll make the bike look lush. Isn’t that reason enough to buy some? I did.
Oh, and keep your Tune hubs and get a pair of Tune Schwarzbrenner rims. You’ll not find a better full carbon rim with better braking, in the wet OR dry.Posted 7 years ago
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