|Hed Stinger front/H3 rear wheels for crit racing?||campyguy|
May 25, 2001 5:10 PM
I would like to get a set of aero wheels, and so far the ones that my search has turned up as worth buying are the following combinations:
Hed stinger 60 front/rear
Hed stinger 60 front/Hed 3 rear
Zipp 404 front/rear
Any experience or information concerning the Hed wheels would be appreciated. I have lots and lots of positive information concerning the Zipps, but just a few scattered opinions on the Heds. Thanks!
|Could really use some help on this question... (nm)||campyguy|
May 29, 2001 11:08 AM
|re: Hed Stinger front/H3 rear wheels for crit racing?||str8dum|
May 30, 2001 6:25 AM
|60mm is pretty deep. I personally wouldnt use such a deep wheel for crits. You want the lightest/stiffest rim possible. I see many people crit racing on the 404's. I race on the American Classic carbons (Zipp 303's with AC hubs = 1103g) which i think are plenty deep. The H3 is damn heavy. Again I see people racing on those in the rear also. A waste of watts in a techical crit. Too much work to keep accerating. Funny thing I never see any of those people win the races. IMHO, I would get the 303's for crits. Next possibly the 404's (but like i said, too deep for me). For my TT wheels I use a Hed Jet 2000 on the front and a Jet Deep for the rear. I've used the J2000 in RR and some random training rides. In nasty crosswinds, the J2000 (like 62mm) doesnt feel very steady.
|In favor of the 303s also...||biknben|
Jun 1, 2001 7:40 PM
|I race in crits with my 303s. IMHO they are the perfect combo of weight and aerodynamics.
I'm not familiar with the HEDs so I can't offer much there. The only reason I would race the 404s in a crit is if you absolutely have to have clinchers. The 303s do come in clincher but it is a completely different rim. I'm surprised Zipp even compares it to the tubular let alone call it the same name.