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Go fast wheelsbig ring ma5her
Nov 9, 2002 4:48 AM

I'm considering picking up a set of super nifty aero wheels, disc rear, deep front.

Does anyone have any paticular suggestions, I tried searching the archives of the disscusions and checking the reviews. it a ppears that their isn't much thier, if I'm wrong just refer me to those existing threads :)

--Big Ring Ma5her
Nov 9, 2002 5:48 AM
That's what team Postal is riding. The "Hed" trispoke front is actually the old Dupont/Specialized unit, and there aren't many wheels on the market that had as much science and research put into them as this. Test results always put this wheel at the top of the competition. Certainly not the lightest, but it sounds like you're looking strictly at aero. Hed has an extensive line of deep section rim spoked wheels as well. Zipp is another brand, and if you're willing to go with tubulars it's hard to beat on weight. It's also hard to beat a Campy disc. Try to catch the world TT championships (on OLN a couple of weeks ago - search out somebody with a tape or check OLN's listings for a replay). You'll see what the top pros are using. Don't be surprised that there's a wide range of choices. There are a lot of issues, like weight and cross wind sensitivity, so there is no "perfect" wheel for all conditions.
ZIPP 909 wheelset.JS
Nov 9, 2002 7:14 PM
Amongst all the guys I race with, this is the most coveated TT wheelset. They are pricey but as my car racing pop used to say(this applies to TT'ing more than road racing)" It cost money to go fast, how fast you wanna go?"