Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Silver Spring, MD (MABRA/MAC)
Bikes: Cannondale Cyclocross, Specialized Langster, Giant TCR-C2 Composite
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Do you have matching race and pit wheels?
I race a stock 2005 Cannondale Optimo CX (cantilevers/no disk) with the original Gipiemme wheelset. I am looking to purchase a set of pit wheels, which most likely be Mavic Open Pros on Ultegra Hubs. Basically, the Gipiemmes are good, solid race wheels, but hard to find a spare set, and the Open Pros are lighter, very strong, and affordable as right now I can only afford this one wheelset.
The question is this:
Do you have matching race and pit wheels, or two different kinds of wheelsets. And if they are different, how different and how do you get them both to work if you need a mid-race wheel swap? In my case, I plan to match the gearing, but the Gipiemmes are deep dish rims with a V shape and the Open Pros are low profile. Do you think I should set my brake pads up before the race to work on both wheelsets?