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what are some good aero wheels for a 200+ punder?(nm)(6 posts)

what are some good aero wheels for a 200+ punder?(nm)aet
Aug 16, 2002 11:42 AM
How aero?off roadie
Aug 19, 2002 8:16 AM
I gave in to aero lust and built a wheel using the Deep V and AE15's myslef. I used a 36 hole rim and hubs, but only 24 spokes. Seems quite nice, but I won't claim its any faster than my old wheel until I see a difference on a 50 mile ride. Sure looks sharp, though. I weigh 185 and the 24 spokes (front) support me fine.

The Velocity Deep V builds up like any rim, and comes in 28-36 hole versions for use with normal hubs. Wheelsmith AE15 spokes will work with almost any hub. Its a very stiff rim and AE15's can handle a high load of tension (straight 15g cross sectional equivalent)- 28 front / 36 rear should be quite durable for even very heavy riders.

Maybe not quite as aero as a wheel with special aero hubs and fewer "blade" spokes, but the Deep V reportedly has very good aerodynamics and superior strength, and the "conventional" build (with more but thinner spokes) may be more durable.
... and what's the venue?Akirasho
Aug 19, 2002 5:01 PM
... are you looking for speed on flatlands or do you also need a bit of climbability?

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i climb like a stone so i definitely need to maximize flat time!aet
Aug 20, 2002 4:57 AM
i climb like a stone so i definitely need to maximize flat time!Akirasho
Aug 21, 2002 12:40 PM
... also consider the ZIPP 404 with a true aero profile (relatively light) or the HED Alps (relatively heavier, but still light)... with an overall performance nod going a bit towards the ZIPP and the pocketbook nodding at the HED.

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re: what are some good aero wheels for a 200+ punder?(nm)JimP
Aug 20, 2002 12:08 PM
If you want to spend the money, Nimble Crosswind Clydsdales are very good. How much over 200 lbs are we talking about? You might not need the Clydsdale version after all. Call them and see what they recommend. www.nimble.net