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    SSR wheelset for rain races?

    Investing in some Vittoria Paves' and need a spare front wheel to have a set of rain wheels that are ready to go.

    Found a set of SSR's with a cassette on the cheap. I know they are on the heavy side...would I be wasting my time putting good rubber on them and using them in those killer, cold with driving rain, races?

    My alternative is to use a spare Fulcrum 7 rear that I have and buying a lost cost Neuvation front wheel.

    Thanks for any insight.
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    Nevermind, the tires are huge and it's a 9 speed cassette.
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    Rain wheels!??

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    Yes. I guess it comes from my motorcycle road racing days with slicks in the dry, rains in the wet. I can drag my knee through a puddle, it would be nice to have that confidence on the bicycle.

    Come on, how nice would it be to roll up with some fresh rain compound in the pouring rain? That and I don't want to get my powertap dirty. Or my nice wheels, or even my race bike for that matter. I do rain races on my training bike anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    Rain wheels!??
    this.

    op - just because you can, doesn't mean you should. that also goes for any future posts seeking advice about a crit bike, a climbing bike, a tt bike, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number400 View Post
    Yes. I guess it comes from my motorcycle road racing days with slicks in the dry, rains in the wet. I can drag my knee through a puddle, it would be nice to have that confidence on the bicycle.

    Come on, how nice would it be to roll up with some fresh rain compound in the pouring rain? That and I don't want to get my powertap dirty. Or my nice wheels, or even my race bike for that matter. I do rain races on my training bike anyway.
    I don't even know where to start, so I won't.

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