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Old 01-26-10, 02:53 PM   #1
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Team Garmin Wheels

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I noticed that Garmin-Transitions has got a deal with Mavic for wheels this year. Is that very smart? Their top o' the line Cosmic is a good tubular wheel, but it's 40mm deep. Not exactly a 'super aero' wheel anymore. They mentioned racing the R-Sys in the press release, but I _highly_ doubt anyone will actually race them. Forget about the explosions, they're the worst wheel aerodynamically. For a pro climber they're 300 grams too heavy and clinchers, who'd want to carry them around?

They said the team would train on Ksyriums. OK, you can do a lot worse than that and training is training.

Time Trials seem OK. They have a 5 spoke front and a disc for the rear. When I look at what they have compared to Lightweight, Zipp, Hed, etc. they seem really out-gunned. If you were Garmin, why would you want to limit yourself like this or am I missing something?
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Old 01-26-10, 05:56 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-10, 06:27 PM   #3
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Garmin got more money out of Mavic, and Zipp wanted Astana. End of story. I read that very few sponsored teams actually get free Zipps.
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Old 01-26-10, 11:39 PM   #4
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rebranded Lightweights are the norm as it is.
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