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strong aero wheels???(7 posts)

strong aero wheels???nat_ct1
Mar 14, 2002 10:35 AM
does anyone know of a good aero wheel that i can ride just for racing???...heres the catch have to be able to hold up to 205 lbs....and dont cost arm and a leg or have to give up first born child.
re: strong aero wheels???Chen2
Mar 14, 2002 11:35 AM
No problem until you got to the part about the arm and leg.
I was going to suggest either the MAVIC Cosmic Carbone, though a bit heavy, or the Zipp 404 or 303, but we don't want you to start amputating.
re: strong aero wheels???schills
Mar 14, 2002 11:38 AM
Maybe Velocity Deep-V to Dura-Ace/Ultegra?jw25
Mar 14, 2002 12:06 PM
I'd say 32 spokes, maybe 2x front, 3x rear. The rims should be strong enough to allow thin spokes, like Wheelsmith XL-14's or DT Revo's. This should fall pretty low on the cost scale, and be plenty strong for racing, and even training. Plus, in case of accident, the spokes are easier to find at the LBS.
re: strong aero wheels???JimP
Mar 17, 2002 6:44 PM
I have been riding a pair of Nimble Crosswinds for 3 years now that only cost me the leg! I usually weigh around 190 so I am not that easy on the wheels. They have been very tough and I have been riding them 2-3000 miles per year without any problems. They are similar to the HED 3 but have some different aerodynamic characteristics.
re: strong aero wheels???mackgoo
Mar 18, 2002 1:38 PM
I've been using an older set of Shamal Ti's for cross. I'm only 155# though, but you should see the rocks and gullies I go over and through. They haven't lost any true yet after 500 miles. My point for me to see a question inquiring about "strong" rims of any kind I sort of chuckle at, if these things hold up under the conditions I subject them I'm sure any wheel you choose for road work will work and come off great.
re: REALLY strong aero wheels???JimP
Mar 18, 2002 4:09 PM
I just looked at Nimble and they now have created a bulletproof Clydesdale Crosswind wheel for riders up to 280 lbs.