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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.

Doug
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!

Doug
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.
-mb
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.

Doug