|Just got some Hed Alps! Now what do I do with them? :-)||sprocket rocket|
Nov 18, 2002 2:58 PM
|I got a very sweet deal on a used set but I do not race anymore. Maybe this will motivate me to get back in the fray (almost 38 though).
I do a nineteen mile loop everyday (more or less) over fairly mild roads with about 2100' of altitude gain. Can these wheels be used on a daily basis or am I going to shred them? I have my Ritchey WCS wheels for the weekend long hauls and centuries.
I have never used composite wheels or ti spokes and am not sure how sturdy they are. I weigh 170 btw.
|Ride them everyday, then report back to us! (nm)||mja|
Nov 19, 2002 5:31 AM
|I'm looking at the Alps, too, as daily riders.|
|re: Just got some Hed Alps! Now what do I do with them? :-)||jw25|
Nov 19, 2002 12:15 PM
|Well, throw some tires on there and ride them. Sheesh.
Oh, and 38's not unheard of for racing. In fact, around here there's a bunch of masters and veteran racers. Being a fairly young buck (27), I pay attention when they speak, and have picked up some valuable wisdom.
So, get out there and get some miles on the wheels - wish I had the coin for carbon wheels, but racing road and mountain, it goes fast. I'm betting you'll like them, especially for the climbing. I wouldn't worry too much about the carbon rim, though braking can be different - not bad, just different. Ti spokes should also be reliable, though they need higher tension than steel to last. THese are prebuilts, so they should be fine.
|HED Alps = Time Trial||Akirasho|
Nov 19, 2002 12:59 PM
|Federal law requires that you time trial at least once a month during the season for as long as you own these wheels... in the race of truth, age is not a factor...
Remain In Light.
Be the bike.