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    Dirt-riding heretic DrPete's Avatar
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    Disc on a budget--installed a Wheelbuilder.com disc cover...

    Looks pretty nice. Installation was fairly simple--as long as you remember to serially tighten all the screws as you go, the cover centers itself pretty nicely on the wheel.

    Wheelbuilder.com did a nice job pre-cutting for this wheel--a Reynolds Solitude.

    It's a little involved because you have to remove the cassette, etc to install, but that's no big deal with the right tools. I'll be using it at a tri next weekend... It'll do while I save up for my Zipp disc.



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    pics?
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    Slamdancing would probably define my style of riding best.

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    Very nice, I want to do a crit with one of those ^^
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    poor man's powertap disc. wheelbuilder does a great job cutting those.


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    i see it now
    Quote Originally Posted by zeleuo View Post
    Slamdancing would probably define my style of riding best.

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    Going deeper in the front ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatallightning View Post
    Going deeper in the front ?
    Yeah, I'm trying out some 808s and 1080s this season--not sure which one I'll go with yet, though I'm leaning toward the 808. Definitely going with the 900 disc in back.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    how much does it weigh?

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    adds 500g to your wheel

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    Dirt-riding heretic DrPete's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    adds 500g to your wheel
    That much? Really? gawd, that's depressing. Didn't seem like that much...
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Pete, bring your P2 and disc down to Hains Point tomorrow and motor pace me.
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    Any sense of how much time/speed/watts the cover gets you vs a 404 or 808?
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    Why would you even bother with an actually disc wheel if you've got the cover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roy5000x2 View Post
    Why would you even bother with an actually disc wheel if you've got the cover?
    real discs are a lot lighter and also more aero.

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    not more aero. lighter by a long shot. and they sound cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    not more aero. lighter by a long shot. and they sound cool.
    You don't think a Sub 9 is more aero than a disc cover? The cover has those screws sticking out, and the gap between the real rim and the cover, and it probably moves a little bit.

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    they have done tests on these things. Don't believe me. Look it up for yourself.

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    My wheelbuilder disc only lasted about four races, then it started having bulges.

    Don't know if anyone else had similar issues, but for me it was only a stopgap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
    Yeah, I'm trying out some 808s and 1080s this season--not sure which one I'll go with yet, though I'm leaning toward the 808. Definitely going with the 900 disc in back.
    Don't you have some very deep Blackwell wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    Don't you have some very deep Blackwell wheels?
    Didn't Blackwell go out of business? If so, there's the whole warranty thing to worry about

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    I have one of the covers and hve used it in tts. They cut it for my powertap but didn't cut it for my rim. I was in a hurry and didn't specifiy that the rim was a 30 mm rim. Result .....holes didn't line up. I ended up cutting my own holes because I needed it for the next morning.

    Worked fine but I want a disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    Don't you have some very deep Blackwell wheels?
    I'm nervous about carbon wheels with no warranty, so I decided to switch to Zipps this season after BR went bust--I want a company that'll actually be around for a while, and Zipp's support is outstanding. My first post-residency paycheck should cover that just fine.

    Not to say that the Blackwells weren't incredible wheels, and I never had a problem while I had them, but the idea of a big dude like me riding carbon hoops with no warranty or crash replacement makes me nervous. Neurotic? Maybe, but hey.
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    Only a bulged rim w/disc cover is more aero than the aero discs, or at least in the same league (assuming you are comparing lenticulars to lenticulars).

    Weight does not matter at all unless you are going up big hills.
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