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Cross post on Alternative Aero Rims that was on General(4 posts)

Cross post on Alternative Aero Rims that was on GeneralPBLed
Dec 5, 2003 11:07 AM
I am looking for a very aerodynamic rim that is both cheap and durable but not necessarily the lightest thing out there for racing. It seems that the only option is the Deep V which isn't even that aero. I came across the Remerx Grand rim at http://www.remerx.cz/eng/index2.htm and it looked pretty good, but I couldn't find a price or any information about it. Any suggestions or information would be great.
look for some Shamals?DougSloan
Dec 5, 2003 11:19 AM
Shamals have been tested to be fairly aero, owing in part to very few spokes. You may be able to find some NOS or used fairly reasonably.

A big part of less drag is fewer, bladed, spokes.

Doug
Or something like this?jw25
Dec 5, 2003 12:44 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3642774748&category=36144

Bladed spokes and hidden spoke nipples help some. As far as rim depth, 30mm is about the minimum, but it's fairly hard to find alloy rims deeper, due to the weight.
I think Thorsten (www.thorusa.com) still has some Rigida Futuras for sale pretty cheap in the Warehouse Clearance.
or Ventosbimini
Dec 8, 2003 6:01 AM
Both can bought on ebay fairly cheap. Both have 40mm depth so are fairly aero. Both are very stiff and solid. I bought a set with a Vento Front & Shamal rear (campy 8)on ebay for $202. The hubs are silky smooth and I am very pleased with them. Stiffer and more solid than my 32 spoke Open Pros.