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How Light is too Light?(4 posts)

How Light is too Light?Road Classic
Jun 9, 2002 9:56 AM
Hi All,

I have just built up some American Classic rims with DT Revolution Spokes (Competition Drive Side) and DuraAce hubs (24/28). They are beautiful and ride (roll) like a dream; however, in really heavy winds and at high speed (72+ KM) they feel a little too light, almost like the front end wants to lift or drift from side to side....any suggestions or comments?

thanks all,
Road Classic
it's not the weight...C-40
Jun 9, 2002 1:53 PM
I assume that the rims are a deep section aero design. Tall rims do catch the wind and make it more difficult to steer in high winds. If the rims that you selected are not deep section, then it's your imagination.
also could be flexier than your other wheelsColnagoFE
Jun 10, 2002 7:44 AM
I have a set of open pro 32s built w/ revs and they are way flexier than my cxp33s with 14/15.
re: How Light is too Light?JimP
Jun 10, 2002 3:14 PM
I doubt if your wheels are too light. I have had issues in some high speed descents where I have first felt my helmet being lifted from my head and second my body being lifted from the bike caused by the airflow over my not-aero-enough body.