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Economical wheel that is good in crosswinds(5 posts)

Economical wheel that is good in crosswindsstevow
Apr 29, 2003 7:28 AM
I'm looking for a wheel that is good in crosswinds. Live in the flat heartlands and we only have limited hills, but plenty of wind. Of course, I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. Any experience with cxp-33 rims or is there any advantage of those over open pros?
re: Economical wheel that is good in crosswindsSpunout
Apr 29, 2003 7:36 AM
The profile of the CXP33 is what you DO NOT want in a crosswind.

Open Pro. More comfortable.
re: Economical wheel that is good in crosswindsc722061
Apr 29, 2003 8:01 AM
I built a set of Open Pro using DT Revolution in front, it cut out all the cross winds problem. For economical set of everyday riding wheel, I built a set of CXP33 with straight gauge DT 14. I use this set everyday and only notice of cross wind when it blows over 20MPH. On this set, I mount 700x25 tires instead of 700x23 on the other set. Hope this help.
re: Economical wheel that is good in crosswindsMikeBu
Apr 29, 2003 8:14 AM
I have been pretty happy with the Campy Protons my bike came with...
Velocity Aerohead or OP on hub of your choiceKerry
Apr 29, 2003 4:44 PM
Excel and Colorado Cyclist offer these wheels built across a price range. You want a minimal profile rim and lower spoke count (depending on your weight). CXP-33 has more profile, is heavier, and offers minimal aero advantage compared to the Aerohead or Open Pro. It is stronger though.