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Old 03-09-04, 04:06 PM   #1
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Deep rims?

I thought this would be the best forum to ask this. Whats the advantage and intended use of a deep rim,, looking at some 30mm rims. Most of my ridding is alone on the road all summer and doing centuries with the club. Would it be a foolish investment in my ride? This set is only 1500 grams., Velomax Tempest II.Im ridding on Kyrsium Elites now,, I think they are close to 1800 grams. But aside from the wieght difference what else can be expected? Thanks............
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Old 03-09-04, 05:59 PM   #2
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I don't think that you'll notice the benefits with anything less than 40 mm.

Take a look at this site for some good info:

http://www.diablocyclists.com/aerowheels.htm
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Old 03-09-04, 10:16 PM   #3
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I'm going to agree with karesz3 on this. If you are going to go deep dish you will only notice a difference as with most everything else when the change is big. I would say 40-50mm would be a good range with reasonable results. Watch out for those x winds though. It's like a parachute on your wheel.

American Classics had some wheels going...1340 g for under $600 somewhere on the internet. They were 34mm I believe.
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Old 03-10-04, 07:08 AM   #4
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I actually use the American Classic CR420 rims with bladed spokes. I love these wheels, and I think they are faster than Ksyriums are, but the biggest benefit comes from the lower spoke count. Since bladed spokes are stronger (higher tension) I'm able to run a 16/20 configureation, so this maybe where the biggest aero difference is. Other than that, they look great, and I highly recommend them.

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