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    Anyone race with a super light front wheel and heavy rear wheel?

    Like the title says, Anyone race with a super light front wheel and heavy rear wheel?

    Reason I ask is I am having a powertap rear built. I am also going to have a new front built. Any downside to having an ~1100g rear wheel and a ~600 gram front? I would assume there wouldn't be a change in handling since the rider makes up ~90% of the weight of a bike.

    I know a bunch of people ride a light tubular in the front with a powertap rear so any input would be great. Thanks

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    What are you worried about?

    Pulling the front wheel off the ground more than usual?
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    Doesn't seem to present a problem for these guys.



    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Pulling the front wheel off the ground more than usual?
    The front wheel will go so much faster than the rear, it will rip the frame in half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    What are you worried about?

    Pulling the front wheel off the ground more than usual?
    I dunno. Just asking if it matters if the front wheel is half the weight of the rear as far as "weight distribution". Compared to a normal wheelset the rear would be like 300g heavier and the front like 300g lighter. Wondering if that would be a concern which it looks like its not.

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    The handling might feel a little different, but you'd get used to it and I don't think it would be better or worse. Just different.
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    my TT bike is like that

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    I've got a Tune hub, Aerolite spokes and Niobium 30 front and Powertap, DT Competition, DT RR1.2 rear on my race bike. I've also got a matching Tune rear wheel to the front but I want the race data.

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    I run an American Classic 420 up font with my *wired* PT in the rear laced to a dt swiss 1.1. I don't race the PT though, just train. If anything the PT feels more stable, the AC420 rear wheel I race is pretty light. Are you going to race the PT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by captnfantastic View Post
    I run an American Classic 420 up font with my *wired* PT in the rear laced to a dt swiss 1.1. I don't race the PT though, just train. If anything the PT feels more stable, the AC420 rear wheel I race is pretty light. Are you going to race the PT?
    yea I plan on using the powertap all the time.

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    Handling might be a small issue, but I think you'll be okay.
    Ride more.

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