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Which wheel,? HED Alps vs. Spinergy Tilium(5 posts)

Which wheel,? HED Alps vs. Spinergy Tiliumplasticol123
Jul 26, 2003 12:21 AM
Both carbon fiber high profile rims.
Comfort and weight considerations before buying.

Thanks

Oscar
Tilium in my eyesspookyload
Jul 26, 2003 6:01 AM
The HED wheels are old technology, the Tilium are new. Also the HED wheels are just a normal wheel with an aero carbon fairing glued on. I rode a pair for a century and couldn't stand the creaking noise the carbon fairing made.
??filtersweep
Jul 26, 2003 10:40 AM
"Also the HED wheels are just a normal wheel with an aero carbon fairing glued on."

You may be referring to a Jet which uses "soft carbon"- the Alps use structural carbon. Mine have never creaked...

I don't know what I think of the Alps... their weights seem to fluctuate a bit, and it seems they generally will have a higher runout than a standard wheel (which may mean they are difficult to true)- but I don't know how this compares to any other carbon wheel (like a Zipp). The Alps do seem quite sturdy.

I don't know a thing about tillium. I don't think I'd pay more than $400 for a pair of Alps...
You are right...they were Jetsspookyload
Jul 26, 2003 1:26 PM
I would go for the zipp out of all of them personally. A nice set of 404's and call it a day.
I didn't want to say that...filtersweep
Jul 26, 2003 2:58 PM
...but unfortunately I agree.