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  • whats a light wheel?

     mr-marty-martin updated 12 years, 1 month ago 5 Members · 23 Posts
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  • mr-marty-martin

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    8 April 2009 at 5:30 pm

    what weight ( grams ), would you say a light wheel is (front/rear/pair)

    never looked into wheels much so just wondering, im sure harry will help 😉

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    8 April 2009 at 5:42 pm

    ………Any pair that are lighter than what you’re presently using 😆

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    8 April 2009 at 6:02 pm

    for example, are these a light set of wheels for what they are…

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Fast_Forward_F4R_Carbon_Tubular_Wheel_Set/5360039594/

  • HarryB

    Member
    8 April 2009 at 6:55 pm

    They’re quite heavy, ridiculously expensive, not very good according to reviews I’ve seen and they have none in stock. Apart from that they’re great

  • Gunner

    Member
    8 April 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Is there something your not telling us Harry………… 😕 😕 😕

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    8 April 2009 at 7:13 pm

    so what weight would you class as light?

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    8 April 2009 at 7:18 pm

    i would of though 1280g a pair is light 😕

    sorry i aint got a clue about wheels, never realy looked before 😆

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    8 April 2009 at 7:22 pm

    i posted the wrong link before, ive changed it now…

  • HarryB

    Member
    8 April 2009 at 7:42 pm

    The first pair were clinchers. The latest pair are tubulars. What will you be riding? Obviously tubulars are a lot lighter but a pain in the arse when it comes to punctures, cost of tubs etc.

    If you wanted really light wheels you can get tubulars now that are under 1,000g and there are clinchers that are down to 1,200g.

    Edge make fantastic lightweight rims but for my money Reynolds are unbeatable when it comes to a compromise between weight/price/performance. My Reynolds Assaults are the best wheels I’ve ever ridden on and would buy another pair tomorrow if I could afford to. The Attacks are good as well and the Reynolds Stikes are the dogs bollocks.

    Wheels are like bikes. Choose any two from three Light. Strong. Expensive. There’s a load of shit out there especially on eBay and especially carbon. What’s the point of having carbon wheels if they weigh more than alloy? Apart from looks of course.

    Now, is there anything else I can help you with? isn’t it past your bed time? 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    8 April 2009 at 9:42 pm

    not sure what i want to go for yet for next season, tubs or clinchers…

    i’ll probalys go for tubs, but as yoo say they do seem a right pain in the arse…

    the reynolds look nice wheels harry, what they like to ride?

  • HarryB

    Member
    9 April 2009 at 5:57 am

    The Assaults are brilliant to ride. Very fast. Braking can be a bit iffy. Very light as well. One of the lightest carbon clinchers out there

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    9 April 2009 at 8:01 am

    yeh seeing the other lads riding them the braking does seem iffy

    this will sound a stupid question but if you put bog standard set of wheels on the bike, then say the reynolds would you realy feel the dfferance, and not just the weight

    i assume they’ll be stiffer to ride, more responsive that kind of thing…

    think i’ll ask one of the lads for a shot of their’s, although he’s running the new zipp 404’s so he might be a bit 😕 😛 😆

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    9 April 2009 at 9:51 am

    Tubs are a pain in the arse, for sure. They are certainly lighter but unless you have loads of spare dosh, they will prove to be expensive.

    If you puncture a tub, you either need to be a real expert to repair and re-sew it or have it it professionally repaired. As well as this, it’s always gonna be a patch-up jobbie rather than the astonishingly tedious exercise of putting in a whole new tube.

    When I was racing, I used to ride on ultra-light Clement No.1 or No. 3, weighing about 170gm each. If I ever punctured, I just used to throw them away or give them to a young lad in the club – catch me putting my faith in a 6oz silk tub pumped to 130psi with a 1cm latex patch on it!

    Since then, things have moved on and now given the choice, I’d certainly go for top clinchers with best tubes. 8)

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    9 April 2009 at 5:58 pm

    thats another massive factor putting me off tubs…

    think deciding what type of tyre to go for will be as hard as deciding what wheel to go for 😆

    well not after a new set till next season ( that reminds me, must get saving 🙄 😆 )

    whats the spec on your wheels harry?

    and do you reckon deep section wheels would be better for me than say light climbing wheels, as my races are flat in most cases…

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    9 April 2009 at 9:37 pm

    been reading into your wheels harry, they get rather good reviews, and alot of people saying there tough enough to use as an everday wheel 😕

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