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What Wheels Do You acers Train on?(13 posts)

What Wheels Do You acers Train on?CARBON110
Jan 14, 2003 4:13 PM
I was thinking of buying some heavy wheels... like 1800grams plus to train on. But I really like my open pros to use since they are super comfy and durable as anything.
race wheelsDougSloan
Jan 14, 2003 4:45 PM
I'd use what you have for training and get some lighter or more aero race wheels; use the OP's for backup race wheels, too.

The Heaviest Things I Have!BigLeadOutGuy
Jan 15, 2003 6:22 AM
I put on the heaviest wheels with a superheavy 15 dollar tire with the heaviest tube I can get my hands on. I figure that training with the heaviest wheel combo possible makes you stronger and than switching to a lighter wheel for racing makes the spin up feel alot quicker during racing...and hopefully that makes me faster =)
just a theory tho =)
Don't make u stronger, they make u slower!! nmcyclequip
Jan 16, 2003 4:56 AM
re: What Wheels Do You acers Train on?brider
Jan 15, 2003 7:19 AM
Training -- Mavic Open 4CDs (very old, but I have several), 36 spokers, 14 guage, brass nipples, with double rim strips, heavy tubes, and 25mm tires.

Racing -- Mavic Open 4CDs (or the tri-spokes, depending on the race), 32/28 spokes, 15/16 or 16/17 guage butted spokes, al nipples (on some of the wheels), nylon tape rim stripping, light tubes, 20mm tires.

I'm pretty old-school when it comes to wheels.
re: What Wheels Do You acers Train on?gybeho
Jan 15, 2003 7:51 AM
My rear training wheel is a Fir SC350 filled with #9 lead shot. Makes those rolling foothills seem like Tioga Pass:0
heavier wheels are unnecessaryDougSloan
Jan 15, 2003 8:02 AM
Just use a 53x11 gear; that will make any hill seem like Tioga Pass.

No one needs heavier wheels for extra resistance -- JUST GO FASTER!

Im Already Pushing 53-11s n/mBigLeadOutGuy
Jan 15, 2003 1:18 PM
how about a 56, then? (I've seen a 61, too) nmDougSloan
Jan 15, 2003 2:09 PM
Na, thats my time trial bike. n/mBigLeadOutGuy
Jan 15, 2003 4:00 PM
by your time at elite nats TTstr8dum1
Jan 16, 2003 8:17 AM
I dont think so.
re: What Wheels Do You acers Train on?Matt Britter
Jan 15, 2003 10:23 AM
Train on OP's or cosmics with thick tubes and Conti 2000. I'm looking for flat free more than heavy but they do go hand in hand.
flat prevention good reasonDougSloan
Jan 15, 2003 2:11 PM
I agree; put the weight where it will do some good; on my fixed gear, I'm using 25 mm Gatorskins with those 1 pound "thornproof" tubes -- really heavy, but they work.