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  • HED Jet 6 plus

    6 31.58%
  • Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3

    1 5.26%
  • Bontrager Aeolus 7 D3

    1 5.26%
  • Zipp 404 Firecrest

    11 57.89%
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    the great wheel dilema

    so much data who can you believe? I will be using them as race wheels only. The front will also be used on the TT bike.

    narrowed it down to 4 sets in no particular order:

    Jet 6 plus
    Bontrager aeolus 5 D3
    Bontrager aeolus 7 D3
    Zipp 404 Firecrest

    I will be using them as race wheels only. I am leaning toward the Bontragers b/c I love the R4 aero tire and have used it for the last few years. what would you choose and why?
    Last edited by skinnyguy; 11-16-14 at 07:18 PM.

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    I would choose to post stuff like this in the 41
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    no opinions, just votes.

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    one person needs to vote once for the D7, and two others should vote for the D5; then the thread should get closed or moved to 41 like it deserves

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    I don't think this is only 41 foder. What is wrong with discussing race and TT wheels? How is that different from discussing 7800 vs 7900 in the racer tech thread?

    What I find funny is this thread on Slowtwitch has 2 pages, gotta love tri guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyguy View Post
    so much data who can you believe? I will be using them as race wheels only. The front will also be used on the TT bike.

    narrowed it down to 4 sets in no particular order:

    Jet 6 plus
    Bontrager aeolus 5 D3
    Bontrager aeolus 7 D3
    Zipp 404 Firecrest

    I will be using them as race wheels only. I am leaning toward the Bontragers b/c I love the R4 aero tire and have used it for the last few years. what would you choose and why?
    If you want to be serious you need to give someone like me way more information. "Races" doesn't mean anything to me. "Flat crits" is very different from "hilly road races" (and then you need to define what's hilly, because to me any hill that takes longer than 60 seconds to climb is virtually mountainous terrain). Even for TTs some areas are such that pure TT bikes or wheels aren't necessarily an advantage. How much wind do you normally see in terms of speeds, direction, etc. What are your basic abilities - 1500w for 15 seconds, 400w for an hour, or half those wattage numbers for the same time?

    Finally, what drew you to those wheels. What do you see as the advantages/disadvantages? Do some research and post what you found. I don't know choices 1-3 and realistically I don't recall reading a game changing feature on any of them, and the game changing stuff on choice 4 is not really a major benefit anymore. So barring any missed game changing features is it cost? Availability? Rebuildability? Etc.
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    You missed the whatever is cheapest option in the poll
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

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    Mercury M5s

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    OP posts a good poll and you dudes can't just​ answer it.

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    can you get a 5F/ 7R combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    OP posts a good poll and you dudes can't just​ answer it.
    I answered. If the OP wants to go slow, he should stick with those choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    OP posts a good poll and you dudes can't just​ answer it.
    heh

    I don't know any of those wheels and I don't feel like researching them. Which one should I vote for?
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    HED - Steve is a nice guy.

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    I'd personally get the Zipps. Zipp supposedly builds the CF Aelous wheels for Trek. I'd feel odd running Bontrager wheels on a non-Trek bike. I wouldn't go for anything deeper than 60mm for crits or road races. The HED Jet 6 Plus do well at high yaw angles but it's aluminum rim with a carbon fiber fairing. Those are the stock wheels on the new Cervelo S5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    no opinions, just votes.
    That's your opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    I don't know choices 1-3
    Didn't you just post in another thread that you owned a set of Jets? It only caught my eye because I sold my Jets last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    Didn't you just post in another thread that you owned a set of Jets? It only caught my eye because I sold my Jets last week.
    Yep, my Jets are the ones that weigh about 3 lbs less than your disc wheel studded snow tire wheel set. The Jets weigh over 8 lbs when ready to go on my bike.

    The Jet Plus is the wider one (all the HED alum clincher rim based Plus are the wider ones). The wheels I have are from 2010 so non-SCT. Therefore my experience isn't necessarily transferrable, except how weight might affect things, but that's getting into specifics not specified by the OP.

    I'm going to sell my Jets also.
    "...during the Lance years, being fit became the No. 1 thing. Totally the only thing. It’s a big part of what we do, but fitness is not the only thing. There’s skills, there’s tactics … there’s all kinds of stuff..." Tim Johnson

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    I liked my Jet 6s, and they weren't anywhere near that heavy. I just weighed them to sell them. 1650g out of the box, 2450g ready to go on the bike with cassette, tires etc. You certainly won't find another 60mm deep alloy rim wheel for anywhere near that weight. I think they were from 2012 or so.

    I sold them because I bought a set of 60mm tubulars.

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    I own both Zipp and HED wheels although they are the HED trispoke front and Zipp 900 and Sub9. Also, I have Easton 58 mm carbon tubies that I think are very nice and very light that I picked from one of the local pro team sales.

    I voted for Zipp basically because they are a little lighter and ShovelHD voted for them. He and I vote as a block.
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    We're both older than dirt, and can remember when clincher wheels had chrome rims and carbon steel spokes.
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