|Which type of wheels are faster?||liu02bhs|
Mar 31, 2002 4:02 PM
|There are many types of aero wheels out there, but which is faster?
*Blade carbon spoke (HED, Spinergy, etc.)
*Deep sectioned wheels. And what rim depth get the most bang for the dish?
How fast do you have to go to get a significant increase in speed?
|more surface area = more aero||str8dum1|
Apr 1, 2002 6:56 AM
|www.hedcycling.com has a nice chart|
|re: Which type of wheels are faster?||JimP|
Apr 1, 2002 1:27 PM
|Deeper is faster, except in a crosswind, The 3 spoke carbon wheels, like HED and Nimble are more than just a 3 spoke wheel with a deep rim cross section. The spokes are also an airfoil section which helps to reduce drag unlike the 8 spoke Spinergy. I read about a test performed at Texas A&M University that rated the HED-3 and Nimble Crosswinds almost the same. I ride a pair of Nimble Crosswinds and find them faster than any other wheelset I have ridden. The effect for me isn't the speed any more, but since I can't ride daily it allows me to ride longer with less effort.|
|significant increase in speed?||RideLots|
Apr 2, 2002 6:28 AM
|Aero actually benefits slower riders more in terms of absolute time saved, as you are out on the road longer for a given distance. It benefits faster riders more in terms of percentage savings. So, depends upon what you mean by "significant?" It's explained well here: