Carbon Wheelset advice?

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CyclingObsession
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Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby CyclingObsession » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:41 pm

I am looking into buying carbon wheelset for the next racing season, I have a 19lb bike BH Speedrom 7.0 I am looking to make it a bit lighter and aero for racing on flats and hills as I hope to do Triathlons also, Is it going to be worth my while upgrading? I have been looking at Planet x brand but dont know where to start

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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby Neale1978 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:00 pm

Some of the carbon wheels from china are very good value for money.. you can get a pair for less than £400 mainly due to the fact they dont have a brands name on them
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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby Neale1978 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:00 pm

They are on ebay

CyclingObsession
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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby CyclingObsession » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:21 pm

cheers for that, in terms of rear wheel what do I need to look out for? I have a 10speed shimano derailer

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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby amaferanga » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:25 pm

If you want to try some carbon wheels for cheap then have a look in the classifieds as I'm selling some :wink:
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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby Neale1978 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:27 pm

CyclingObsession wrote:cheers for that, in terms of rear wheel what do I need to look out for? I have a 10speed shimano derailer


The ads will show if its shimano or campag freehub that comes with them.. Or i think you can choose :wink:

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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby CyclingObsession » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:39 pm

some of the wheel sets are only 500grams less in weight is it even worth that when if u have a bottle of water that is the weight saving gone?

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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby amaferanga » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:42 pm

Deep section carbon rims aren't that light compared to good alloy rims. If you want something really light then you need to look at 20mm carbon rims. 50mm or 38mm rims are a compromise between weight and (marginal) aero benefits. But many many people that ride carbon rims only do it for the look.
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CyclingObsession
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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby CyclingObsession » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:44 pm

an expensive look but they do look cool, I think I might leave them mine seem pretty light their 1800grams so it's not too heavy

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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby Neale1978 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:45 pm

If you really want carbon then go with a 38mm rim max perhaps to shave off more than your current wheels weight

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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby CyclingObsession » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:47 pm

I think it's easier and cheapier not to have that takeaway before a race :)

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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby Neale1978 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:51 pm

haha yes but dont forget the psychological gain from those woven rotating beauties :roll:

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Re: Carbon Wheelset advice?

Postby DavidJB » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:57 pm

1800g is heavy. 1400g for a good alloy rim. My mavic cosmic carbones are only 1740g!


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