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wheels? caad10 upgrade

Postby chrisannear87 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 15:17 pm

Hi im thinking of upgrading my mavic aksium on my 2012 caad10 3, iv don just over 1000 miles on her now and was thinking about some summer wheels! I have two questions?

will it make much difference? Or shod I just save my cash?
And what to go for? ‘around £400 to £600 ish’

I ride long ish miles ‘100 miles ride last sat’ @ about 15 mph ish. I like the mavics they just don’t seem to have a fast free wheel?
I weigh 73 kg if that helps?

Cheers chris

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Re: wheels? caad10 upgrade

Postby smidsy » Wed Mar 06, 2013 15:44 pm

Free wheels do not have any speed, it is your legs and lungs that provide that.

As for upgrade at that budget you can can a lot of different options with hand builts including DA hubs (depending on rim and spoke choices).

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Re: wheels? caad10 upgrade

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Mar 06, 2013 16:03 pm

Again with these fast engagement bullxxit... you people need to seriously stop believing magazines

Read here

http://paolocoppo.drupalgardens.com/con ... engagement

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Re: wheels? caad10 upgrade

Postby chrisannear87 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 18:53 pm

I'm not talking about engagement bull s##t! I'm talking about down hill not peddling, friction caused by the free wheel.

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Re: wheels? caad10 upgrade

Postby dwanes » Wed Mar 06, 2013 21:52 pm

I suspect it may be psychological, I had some Hope hubs on some handbuilts and I had similar thoughts about them feeling slow, due to all that noise the freewheel makes. I changed to Ultegra which are silent and they just feel faster!

What is making all that clicking sound and can it be causing friction?

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Re: wheels? caad10 upgrade

Postby markos1963 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 03:48 am

Your rolling resistance isn't determined by your freewheel(maybe a bit by the quality of the hub bearings) it has more to do with your position on the bike and your tyres. I have quite an aggresive position on all my bikes so presenting a smaller profile, this helps my weight to propel me down a hill a bit quicker than others in my group, also I use wider tyres than others 25mm rather than 23mm. This is supposed to help with rolling resistance.

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Re: wheels? caad10 upgrade

Postby smidsy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 07:45 am

And free wheel descending is THE only time I have found that being a little heavier than some actually benefits.

Keep the wheels you have and eat a few more burgers, much cheaper extra downhill speed. :lol:

Edit: typo's arrrgghhh.
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Re: wheels? caad10 upgrade

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Mar 07, 2013 08:03 am

If you remove the seals and fit a cheap freehub you can gain that extra mph going downhill, but then you will be moaning in the workshop section that you have lateral play in your Front wheel, grinding noise at the rear and your freehub has stopped engaging.
There is very little in the way of miracle cure and buttery hubs with no resistance are typically the first to go in the bin

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Re: wheels? caad10 upgrade

Postby ricky1980 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 09:51 am

chrisannear87 wrote:I'm not talking about engagement bull s##t! I'm talking about down hill not peddling, friction caused by the free wheel.


that is insignificant! just try it see if the friction will stop you. I think u will find u will gain speed until all the resistance = gravitational acceleration due to the decline. your main drag will be WIND. and always wind when you are a cyclist.
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