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kgoings 03-13-14 11:08 AM

DA9000 C24 wheel stiffness question.
 
I have been looking at getting wheels, and one of the wheels I am looking at are the DA9000 C24's. I was reading a review on another site and some posters were saying that the C24's were not as stiff as say the Rolf Elan's. Just wanted to see if there was anyone here who could comment.

Jiggle 03-13-14 11:22 AM

The C24 rear wheel has 20 cx-ray sized spokes on a 380 gram rim. That should speak for itself. For more powerful riders, Shimano has the C35 - a heavier rim, more drive side trailing spokes, and the spokes are thicker.

Elvo 03-13-14 11:35 AM

Yeah if you are heavy or powerful enough to flex these, you probably shouldn't be riding an 18/20 spoked wheelset in the first place.

kgoings 03-13-14 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elvo (Post 16574500)
Yeah if you are heavy or powerful enough to flex these, you probably shouldn't be riding an 18/20 spoked wheelset in the first place.

I don't think I am either of the above haha.

Thanks

Psimet2001 03-13-14 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kgoings (Post 16574604)
I don't think I am either of the above haha.

Thanks

Keep in mind what heavy means in bike speak...it's not the same as American Society speak. Heavy is essentially 180 or over, but I honestly start changing recommendations when a rider starts hitting 165-170. Sorry....it's like women's clothing sizes in fashion stores. Unrealistic but fashionable.

MikeyBoyAz 03-13-14 12:29 PM

Rolf doesn't exactly have stiffness in the bag either.

bikerjp 03-13-14 04:31 PM

I've read a bunch of reviews on these wheels and in general they are very positive with plenty of light/stiff comments. Check out the reviews on sites like wiggle, etc.


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