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Good wheelset for Time Trial? Weight consideration vs aero(3 posts)

Good wheelset for Time Trial? Weight consideration vs aeroGrinch
May 15, 2003 5:54 PM
What would be a good wheelset for a time trial? I will be racing TT for the first time in July(cat5)and would like to select a wheelset appropriate for some TT's and also good for club rides, training, etc. I was looking at Cosmic Carbone's but noticed the weight seemed a little high. I also have considered Ksyriums but have heard that they are not aero enough. Is weight not as much of a consideration for TT's? Any opinions appreciated.
re: Good wheelset for Time Trial? Weight consideration vs aerodivve
May 15, 2003 10:29 PM
Check the below link out for some more info:
http://www.bike.com/template.asp?date=8%2F1%2F2001&lsectionnumber=6
Unless it's really hilly, it's all about aeroKerry
May 16, 2003 5:11 PM
However, you then say you want the wheel for everything else as well. A but confusing. If you want a high performance TT wheel, you're into some bucks. If you also want light weight, you're into serious bucks (Zipp, etc.). The Hed tri-spoke is one of the fastest wheels, but it is heavy. Any high profile wheel will be sensitive to crosswinds, making them not so good for all the other things you want to do. Consider an aero wheelset to be for TTs, and use regular wheels for group rides unless you never experience serious cross winds, then go aero all the time. It's only money.