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Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 06-19-07, 10:01 AM   #1
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Racin' on Rolfs - 'Cross and Rim Abuse

I'm looking for a new set of tubular wheels for the upcoming 'cross season. I have a line on a set of Rolf Sestriere Tubulars for a good price. At first glance, they don't appear to be the best cross racing wheels, given the low spoke count. On the other hand, Rolf wheels have heavier duty rims (for their weight). Also, some are of the opinion that cross rims don't take that much abuse, because the tires take all the abuse. Cross eats hubs and things, because of all the mud. So what do you think? Does anyone have any experience on these?

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Old 06-19-07, 11:33 AM   #2
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I'd run them without hesitation. I've run the old Vector Comps without any issues. The Rolf hubs don't have the best seals in them, so be aware of that and ready to replace the bearings. Very cheap to do.
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