Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Modesto, Ca
Bikes: klein quantum, litespeed tuscany, bianchi pista concept, centurion comp ta, centurion super le mans, traitor ringleader
Pls educate me : Cyclocross Wheelsets?
I am a total newb to cyclocross bikes. i own many a road bike, a track and a mountain bike, but cyclocross is new to me.
however it looks like fun and am toying with the idea of building up a cross bike.
so my question(s) is this:
are there specific wheelsets meant for cyclocross?
or will most/or any road wheelset work?
i do understand the tires are different than a road tire...knobby and typically 700x32 to 38?
so are some road wheelsets totally fine for running these larger tires? and some not? some kind of nominal rim width or something?
any light shed would be appreciated!
oh and i might as well ask while im here:
so i've read the pros/cons in various articles about tubular vs clincher. i happen to have an older pair of tubular mavic cosmics (like in this pic) collecting dust in the garage...
any reason why these would be a bad candidate for a tubular cyclocross wheelset?
ok thats the last question, thanks in advance!