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Added Wheel Weight(5 posts)

Added Wheel WeightMike B.
Jun 22, 2001 11:38 AM
How much can I expect effeciency to degrade if I add 65g tire liners to my wheels? I need to reduce flats, but don't want to take a big performance hit.
re: Added Wheel Weightgrz mnky
Jun 22, 2001 4:18 PM
Sounds like you're talking about Mr. Tuff's. Personaly I use Spin Skins @ 14 g. ea., but they cost around $40 pr. Still, you can't argue with not having to do the frame pump boogie very often. I think I'm forgetting how to change a flat - maybe I'll practice this weekend....nah.
Frame Pump Boogie??? Hehe... (nm)biknben
Jun 22, 2001 5:51 PM
wheel weightKPRTX
Jun 22, 2001 6:35 PM
Whenever you add weight to a rotating part of your bike you also have to deal with sentripital (I don't know how to spell it) acceleration. Basically with this added us of energy with a 26-27inch(700) wheel you can estimate about effective weight is about 4x the actuall weight, so if you added a 25g liner you can expect it to feel like you added 100g. Of course, the closer you get to the hub the less affect the Centripital acceleration will effect it. That is the whole reason everyone is moving the weight to to the center of the wheel (spox, new ultegra/dura ace, etc.)
re: Added Wheel Weightlook271
Jun 22, 2001 8:51 PM
Can't you try different tires/tubes? That's the route I'd go. Probably add less weight. Conti GP 3000 or Specialized comps are pretty bullet-proof.