Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, NY
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Just a follow up if anyone is interested. They came this week and tried them out this weekend. I had two rides for a total of 40 miles.
First ride was yesterday and I did notice the extra weight but it's not bad....just different. I spin 90+ and found myself in the high 80s. I took a regular route and know what my time should be. Interestingly my avg. speed was a little faster than my norm. My second ride was today and I hit some hills. It did not have a negative affect on the hills. Overall, I noticed the extra weight a lot less today, than yesterday. I did notice is on the downhills these things roll forever. I just kept going and going. At the end of the day, no real difference in my time or effort. The only real negative that I found is they are loud, when coasting.
The overall ride is good and now I am not worried about breaking spokes. I think the $128 was a well spent.
4/5 Follow up....hundreds of miles later, I am still happy with the purchase. The only noticable difference is when your are stopped and starting to go. I notice they accelerate slower. This was a great temporary solution. I do not feel a rush to buy upgraded wheels and I am not concerned with popping a spoke 25 miles from home. I can now save my $$ and get what I want.
My avg. speed is actually higher. The wheels can not take credit for that. I have worked hard with hills and intervals. The wheels certainly did not hold me back.
Last edited by lenny866; 04-05-12 at 03:35 AM.