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Rolf Prima Elan-1250 gms(6 posts)

Rolf Prima Elan-1250 gmsgabaguy
Aug 17, 2003 12:11 PM
Anybody ridden these wheels and care to comment?

Compare them to Ksyrium SCC SL and/or Bontrager Race-X lites.
I have them ! :DCARBON110
Aug 17, 2003 5:00 PM
They are way better then Kysriums. Bontragers are nice but these are stiffer then Kys and lighter then Bontragers. Not to mention hidden nipples and a solid braking surface.
I have them ! :Dgabaguy
Aug 17, 2003 7:16 PM
Can you provide more details?
Strong enough for everyday riding?BergMann
Aug 17, 2003 7:21 PM
Do you train on the Rolfs, or are they race-only wheels?

If you do use them day in, day out, how do they hold up?
If this is the case then your weight, road conditions, and whatever other factors you consider relevant would be interesting.
DetailsCARBON110
Aug 18, 2003 6:13 AM
I spoke to the guys at Rolf before I ordered them. They said a very bold statement that I challeenged them on. They said ""you can train on them all day everyday all year"" I told them about previous companys wheels I used and the discsussion of durability. Due to the spoke design on the drive side of the rear wheel, the Elans are very tough nd stiff. The high number of spokes means that if one breaks you willl still get home. Also, they are 10x more stiff then the Vigors. Due entirly to the spokes on the drive side of the rear wheel. The breaking surface, un like someother light weight wheels, is full and safe. Not slim so you have to adjust your breaks like American classics or Nimbles.
one more thing..........CARBON110
Aug 18, 2003 6:20 AM
I will be riding them alot, but not training on them everyday. I highly recommend using larger gears for training and practicing high cadence when appropriate with bigger gears and using a pair of 32 hole open pros for most training except: some LT and Power tests, TT course practice, special Fun rides, when your in the mood to just feel faster and want to put it to the group ride or racing. For those who just want one wheelset and dont want to spend the money, I would feel comfortable on my first impressions that these are TOUGH reliable wheels. There are a few Paris Rubaix type races in the spring around the East coast I still wont use wheels like this regardless in since its just not worth the potential of wrecking them. Races like Monson in Mass. in April or Rock Hill in April in SC have some areas where the road is just crap and will through any wheel out of true.