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ADA wheels(7 posts)

ADA wheelsPeter E
Jul 6, 2001 7:50 AM
What is the link to the company that makes the ADA-wheels??

Are they really so wonderful that most seem to think?? could wheels that weight 1 kilo/pair really hold up?
http://www.ada.prorider.org/unobtainium
Jul 6, 2001 8:59 AM
re: ADA wheelsdash
Jul 6, 2001 9:07 AM
the link is:

http://www.ada.prorider.org/welcome2.html

the wheels are durable and light, but not as stiff as you may want them to be - check this out:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/wheel/data.htm

compare ada (20 sp front, 510g / 20 sp rear, 642g) to say, campy nucleons (22fr, 680g/22rear, 909g):

front wheel deflection: ada 2.11mm - campy 1.98mm
rear whee deflection: ada 3.02mm - campy 1.96mm

german-made lightweight wheels (http://www.lightweightwheels.com/, cost around 3600 DM) are very similar to ada (cost ~2950 Euro), but only available with shimano compatibility.

-happy riding!
-dash
re: ADA wheelszwanenberg
Jul 6, 2001 9:17 AM
I am driving "LIGHTWEIGHT" wheels with 10-speed Campagnolo
you must have a lot of $ColnagoFE
Jul 6, 2001 9:19 AM
the only people that can afford these wheels are sponsored racers or people with WAY too much $ to spend on bike stuff. I dount if they hold up like a conventional wheelset, but that's really not what they are for. they are race-only wheels that are designed to be ultra light and fast.
you must have a lot of $Peter E
Jul 6, 2001 10:08 AM
2950 euros, what's that?? a piss in the ocean :·)

no, seriously, i was youst courios and without to much work for the moment.
But it is a intresting thought, just by changing wheels i can save perhaps as much as 1,5 kilo, and that on the most important place on the bike, the feeling of that oughta be like your have an engine
2950 euro's = $2499 ....drop in the bucketPaulCL
Jul 6, 2001 11:10 AM
This exchange rate as of 12pm EST. Like it makes a difference.....who can afford a $2500 wheelset anyway?????