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New wheels

Postby robbiet » Fri Jul 05, 2013 20:50 pm

Hi all
First post here. After a long lay off through illness I'm back on the bike, but the long lay off has made me hit 200lbs in weight. I'm currently riding a Ribble Dedacciai SC1 10A with carbon seat stays and fork. pro light Luciano wheels with 25mm gatorskins which I'm happy with. I'm looking for a lighter wheel set so to make it feel more responsive for about £350-£400 but ones which will take my weight. Or would I be best staying with the current wheel set.

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Re: New wheels

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Fri Jul 05, 2013 20:55 pm

Buy some wheels for £60, run them into the ground until you lose 80lbs
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Re: New wheels

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Jul 05, 2013 21:28 pm

Keep what you've got until you've run them into the ground. The whole bike will feel more responsive when you've lost some weight anyway. Then, when you've lost 20lbs or so there is a whole new world open to you of delightful wheels...
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Re: New wheels

Postby blackhands » Sat Jul 06, 2013 06:20 am

Just get some better tyres rather than those Continental hosepipes. Vittoria Pave are a good bet and you'll certainly notice the difference.

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Re: New wheels

Postby Vortice » Sat Jul 06, 2013 19:00 pm

I agree. Set yourself a target, if that's your plan, and treat yourself to new wheels when you get there.

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