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If you were to get a bit more Aero ....(5 posts)

If you were to get a bit more Aero ....jarraa
Jun 20, 2002 11:52 AM
and could only afford one aero wheel on ebay ... would you buy a front aero wheel or rear aerowheel. What would be more effective. I am currently running (only pair) a set of 32 spoke durace hubs laced to relex rims. Thanks and sorry for asking a question that may have been asked before.

-assad
re: If you were to get a bit more Aero ....Juanmoretime
Jun 20, 2002 12:10 PM
Front.

The front wheel is directly in the wind. The rear is behind the cranks and the seat tube and you legs. The biggest benefit for your dollar is the front. That is not to say that a rear aero wheel has no benefit, it does just not as much as the front.
re: If you were to get a bit more Aero ....Roadfrog
Jun 22, 2002 12:03 AM
Front
Front wheel.jw25
Jun 21, 2002 4:41 AM
Look around, and you should be able to find a decent deep-section front wheel. Look for something with at least a 35mm rim, but more is usually better. I've seen some great deals on Zipp clinchers (I'm assuming you want clinchers, if you can only afford one wheel).
It's nice to have an aero rim in the back, but nowhere near as important as the front, since the air passing over the rear is already broken up by the frame and you.
Rear wheel for stability and appearance. (nm)Chen2
Jun 21, 2002 8:50 AM