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    Powertap wheel suggestions?

    I'm planning to buy Powertap hub/wheel and need some suggestions.

    Currently I have 3 bikes and 3 sets of wheels and need suggestions and all those pros/cons.

    Bikes I own:

    1. C'dale SuperSix (mostly will be used for climbing and road races)
    2. Fuji Roubaix (mostly crtits and training)
    3. Cervelo P3 (obviously some TT & triathlons)

    Wheels I have:

    1. Reynolds 46mm Carbon Tubulars
    2. Vuelta 50mm Carbon Clinchers
    3. Easton EA90SL

    The plan is to use Reynolds for crits, Vueltas for TT & Tri and Eastons for training and everything else.

    My dilemma is:
    Clincher or Tubular?
    Budget or high end wheel?
    Wheel set or just the rear wheel?

    Unfortunately Quarq & SRM are not really an option for me because of the limited crank selection and the new speedplay pedals power meter is not out yet.

    Thanks!

    J.

    PS not sure if important but I'm almost 6'5 tall, 197lb fat and mostly riding with local groups but will be doing some bike & triathlon races this year.

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    Shill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tspek View Post
    Shill.
    What a response huh?

    Can you be more specific?
    Thanks for your constructive suggestion.

    If you want to donate SRM or Quarq with 180mm cranks, I would be happy to use them, otherwise I will rather spend $750 for Powertap Pro

    Shill ..... what a jerk

    Maybe Psimet can build this wheels for me, would that make you happier?
    Last edited by Jancouver; 02-10-10 at 05:46 PM. Reason: Psimet comment ...

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    I was saying that I'm shilling, for psimet wheels. I don't care who builds your wheel, but having Rob build it may make you happier. Seems like you need it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jancouver View Post
    What a response huh?

    Can you be more specific?
    Thanks for your constructive suggestion.

    If you want to donate SRM or Quarq with 180mm cranks, I would be happy to use them, otherwise I will rather spend $750 for Powertap Pro

    Shill ..... what a jerk

    Maybe Psimet can build this wheels for me, would that make you happier?

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    Yikes.
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    see if one or 2 of your existing wheelsets can be rebuilt with a ptap hub. i dont think the eastons can due to the spoke pattern, but am not sure about the reynolds or vueltas you have. i think that pmeters are most important for training and using in a TT. racing, i've not found the same usefulness as some others, but that might just be me. given that, i would want a clincher in a ptap as it's more useful everyday than a tubular ws, and i'd want a deeper section rim for aero qualities in a TT situation. so, if your existing wheels cant be rebuilt, i'd go with a 404 clincher or similar.

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    If you can wait a few weeks i will have a powertap pro laced to 303 clinchers with a brand new rear wheel for $1250.
    14 days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
    If you can wait a few weeks i will have a powertap pro laced to 303 clinchers with a brand new rear wheel for $1250.
    Pounce on that.

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    roll your own.

    later.

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    FWIW I just use a powertap comp with a DT1.1 rim and then run a wheel cover for TTs
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    What he said.

    PSIMET. Rob rocks.

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