's Forum Archives - Triathlons

Archive Home >> Triathlons

Best Aero Wheelset(3 posts)

Best Aero Wheelsetjtb013
Mar 26, 2003 10:25 AM
I am considering dropping a $1000 on a aero wheelset. Any opinions between Nimble Crosswind, HED H3, or ZIPP 404's? I live in the midwest, so windy conditions are a concern, but not hills (generaly). Other suggestions in the same price range will be appreciated.
re: Best Aero Wheelsetbrider
Mar 26, 2003 1:27 PM
Probably the best bet would be a Hed3 up front with a Renn disk in back (biggest bang for the buck). This combo should fit your $1K budget with a bit of change to spare. The disk in back mitigates some of the wind effects of the Hed3 up front. Nimbles would be a good second choice for the front if handling in wind is a big concern. I've used Specialized Tri-Spokes (same as the Hed3) in some very windy TTs with little problem, at a weight of 150. I swerved some coming in and out from behind berms, but I didn't waver more than a foot.
re: Best Aero Wheelsetafrican
Mar 28, 2003 7:10 PM
Yeah, I like the idea of a H3 up front and a disc. If the
wind is a big deal and you think a disc could be a
problem with handling the bike go with both H3, or both zipp 404.