|Wheel Flex: How much is too much?||LD|
Nov 7, 2003 1:19 PM
|OK, I've got a Reynolds Ouzo Comp Fork and Mavic Cosmos wheelset. When I stand and hammer, or simply lean into a turn at speed, the wheels flex noticably: My computer magnet whacks against the sensor on the fork leg.
Riding in a straight line (or on the stand), the magnet passes about 3 mm from the sensor, so the wheels are flexing at least that much in each direction.
Is this amount of flex on a wheelset (6+ mm) normal? Is the front wheel going to simply taco in the middle of a 50mph descent?. Am I too big for those wheels (200 lbs)? Am I just over-reacting?
|my bone stock Trek 1200 does the SAME thing...||Milliet|
Nov 7, 2003 1:37 PM
|I am 168lbs and when I stand and hammer the front wheel ticks. Not real loud like a KNOCK. Just a tick. I thought it was a spoke or something. The LBS said it was the magnet hitting the sensor due to wheel flex.
I have learned to live with it.
|my bone stock Trek 1200 does the SAME thing...||lyleseven|
Nov 7, 2003 2:37 PM
|I had similar problem at 215 lbs. Switched from Ouzo Comp fork to Woundup and no more problem. Also, those wheels are okay, but there are stiffer ones.|
|it's your fork nm||gtx|
Nov 7, 2003 5:36 PM
|re: Wheel Flex: How much is too much?||zero85ZEN|
Nov 8, 2003 9:15 AM
|I weigh 135 pounds. I've never had this problem. I ride an Ouzo Pro, Look HSC 1, and an Alpha Q Sub 3.
Heavier riders definitly need to pick their equipment accordingly.