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Paris-Roubaix wheels(6 posts)

Paris-Roubaix wheelsEW
Apr 17, 2001 9:23 AM
Anyone know what type of wheels were the riders using during Paris-Roubaix? Didn't see too many Ksyriums or other boutique wheelsets.
re: Paris-Roubaix wheelsmmaggi
Apr 17, 2001 11:49 AM
For the most part, I saw 28 or 32 hole rims (Ambrosio, FIR or Mavic) on many bikes.

What else could they possibly use that would be strong and relatively light (between 1.7 - 1.8kg)?
re: Paris-Roubaix wheelsjbrown2036
Apr 17, 2001 1:03 PM
I saw 1 set of Spinergy Spox, but everything else looked like standard spoke wheels (makes ya grin don't it:)).
re: Paris-Roubaix wheelsFlyweight
Apr 17, 2001 2:44 PM
You don't see Ksyriums, Rolfs, etc because they wouldn't survive something like Paris-Roubaix! Mavic Classic Pros are popular. Many teams build up wheels just for Paris-Roubaix. Usually 32 hole with heavy weight spokes (14/15g - no Revolutions) laced to a box section tubular rim (tubulars are less prone to pinch flats)
re: Paris-Roubaix wheelsCM
Apr 18, 2001 11:43 AM
Were those ADA wheels Wilfried Peeters was riding? Check out the picture on the link below. The rims don't look like typical ADA aero rims, but the large black hub flanges and yellow flat "spokes" look like ADA.

http://www.grahamwatson.com/2001/roubaix/image9.html
re: Paris-Roubaix wheelsFlyweight
Apr 18, 2001 12:20 PM
They look more like the new Spinergy wheels. Spinergy is coming out with a new wheel based on the Xaero wheels but using a box rim and more spokes. The intent is to make a more comfortable and durable version of the Xaero.