|I'm the Deviiil: Nucleon-ksyrium mix?||I'llridethrushit|
Aug 16, 2001 7:43 PM
|I can pick up new Nucleons for $470 and Ksyriums for $490.
I'm thinking to go with the Nucleon front, as it is 85 grams lighter and less susceptible to crosswinds, and the K rear, as it is only 20-30 grams heavier and quite aerodynamic.
As always, any thoughts are appreciated.
|re: I'm the Deviiil: Nucleon-ksyrium mix?||SamDC|
Aug 16, 2001 10:51 PM
|Go for it! Make sure you tell us how the ride is. In fact, you should do a parametric study and give us a succint but detailed synopsis of the ride qualities of the different combination of the wheels. Here is the breakdown:
BTW, would you care to share where you're going to purchase the wheels?
Aug 17, 2001 7:19 AM
|where did you get your info. they arent aero in terms of true aero wheels (like zipp or hed). sure they have a 30mm section, but they are far from aero. just curious to who is spreading this nonsense.
the top of the rim is box sectioned. true aero rims come to a point
and if you are worried about xwinds with a shallow ksyrium rim, you really need to work on your bike handling skills and not even worry about gettin new wheels.
|Ksyriums in crosswinds||mr_spin|
Aug 17, 2001 8:28 AM
|If you ride a lot in gale force crosswinds, you'll probably have problems with the Ksyriums.
I had normal spoked wheels and switched to Ksyriums, but I've haven't noticed any difference in light or strong crosswinds. I don't think the surface area of the bladed spokes is large enough to have any measurable effect.
Someone has been spreading this myth for whatever reason. The truth is quite different.
|re: I'm the Deviiil: Nucleon-ksyrium mix?||Mike K|
Aug 17, 2001 9:49 AM
|Why? Like most of the other posters have said, the cross wind issue is bunk unless you have no idea how to ride a bike.
I (5' 10", 170lbs or so) have Spinergy Rev-X on one my bikes and Ksyriums on another. The Spinergy can get a little wiggly with SERIOUS cross winds but no problem with regular gusty or 18 wheeler passing at speed conditions. The Ksyrium is absolutely not a problem - no worse than my set of beater CXP33 laced to DA's and non-bladed spokes.
Also, the Campy rim will require a rim strip and the Ksyrium will not (back that off the weight difference) - the head ache of mixing these two just does not seem to make any sense in the end.