Oct 11, 2001 12:29 PM
|I'm looking to build up a pair of wheels using tubular rims.....any suggestions on what a good light aero rim might be and where the best source is to procure?|
|Light and Aero...||TJeanloz|
Oct 11, 2001 12:35 PM
|You seem to want both, so we'll assume that price is not an issue?
1. Zipp 303, a very light and moderately aero rim.
2. LEW Composites, very light, more aero than Zipp, very expensive rim (~>$1000/pr).
Other than CF rims, there isn't a lot out there that fits the light and aero qualifiers. Sun makes (made?) the MA19, which was more aero than a box section and quite light, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it aero. It is also a very fragile rim. There are a few aero, but heavy rims out there, FIR makes one. And a few light box sections, ala Campy Barcelona or Mavic Reflex. But if you want to have it all, carbon rims are about the only choice.
|agree. not that many options unless you have $$$||dupe|
Oct 12, 2001 12:12 AM
|i have had good experiences with sun rims but have not tried the m19a. i too am not sure whether they are still in production but i did find them at bike nashbar.com altho i have never bought anything from them.
also http://www.labicicletta.com/wheels.html has a diehard section of tubular rims to offer which is a rare thing. these guys can actually build a decent wheelset if you dont have anyone in mind.
other than that get ready to lay down those $$$$$$
Oct 12, 2001 4:42 AM
|Checked out the labicicletta site: I like the model names, such as "POS" and "POSHITE"!! Maybe a couple of those would be good tubular stretchers??|
Oct 12, 2001 4:44 AM
|These are light, cheap, a little crude, but fairly solid. You could do worse, but don't expect miracles from them.|
|and no nice eyelets or machined sidewalls like mavic||dupe|
Oct 12, 2001 6:20 AM