Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Senior Member dvdslw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Apopka, Florida
    My Bikes
    12 Scott Scale 29er/13 CAAD10 Black Inc.
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Is 81mm just too deep for me?

    I think I know the answer to the question before I even ask but I have been looking for some new wheels for my 2013 Caad10 Black Inc with a budget hovering around $1,000 I have found quite a few sets in the $1200-$1400 range like Boyd, Williams, November, etc... that make upgrading my Ultegra's worth while but today I came across a set of 2013 Reynolds Storm 81mm deep clinchers for $1,100 delivered (set). I know they are a nice build and will look killer on my bike but is it too much? They claim to be made for flat land and speed so being down here in Central Florida helps my case some plus the one area I'm working on improving is my cruising speed which right now is hovering around 20mph avg. I'll probably need to decide soon as the sale may end this weekend? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Vlaam4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lake Claire, GA
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant TCR Advanced
    Posts
    793
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    they sound perfect for your terrain, but may be a burden when you come across gusty cross winds.
    20?? Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO, 2008 Giant TCR Advanced, 2000 Trek 2300, 1995 Giant ATX 760

  3. #3
    bt
    bt is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    902
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i would pass on those.
    40ish is the sweet spot.

  4. #4
    Stand and Deliver FLvector's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tampa Bay
    My Bikes
    Cannondale R1000, Giant TCR Advanced, Giant TCR Advanced SL
    Posts
    1,411
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do you plan on doing time trials or tri-events? If not, I'd say too deep for road riding, especially if you're lighter than avg.

  5. #5
    Senior Member dvdslw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Apopka, Florida
    My Bikes
    12 Scott Scale 29er/13 CAAD10 Black Inc.
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    After digging through some posts of others looking to buy some too deep wheels I'm leaning more towards passing on this deal? They might look good and be fast but they're still the narrow 14.75mm inside /20mm outside rim and about 200 grams heavier than my current set. If anyone has use for them they're over at Nashbar $1,199+ another 10%off through the weekend.
    Last edited by dvdslw; 05-25-14 at 09:21 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Trucker Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    711
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dvdslw View Post
    I think I know the answer to the question before I even ask but I have been looking for some new wheels for my 2013 Caad10 Black Inc with a budget hovering around $1,000 I have found quite a few sets in the $1200-$1400 range like Boyd, Williams, November, etc... that make upgrading my Ultegra's worth while but today I came across a set of 2013 Reynolds Storm 81mm deep clinchers for $1,100 delivered (set). I know they are a nice build and will look killer on my bike but is it too much? They claim to be made for flat land and speed so being down here in Central Florida helps my case some plus the one area I'm working on improving is my cruising speed which right now is hovering around 20mph avg. I'll probably need to decide soon as the sale may end this weekend? Thanks!
    You need to realize that even under ideal conditions at high speeds there will probably be less than 2/10 mph between the best aero wheel and a 32 spoke box section. Aero wheels are unnecessary unless you have been loosing time trials by seconds, or getting caught 100 meters before the finish of a road race after breaking away solo for most of the race. An 81 mm wheel will catch a lot of wind and blow the bike around.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Homebrew01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ffld Cnty Connecticut
    My Bikes
    Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
    Posts
    15,480
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Perhaps 20.2 mph is the goal.
    Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    5,058
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Trucker Dan View Post
    You need to realize that even under ideal conditions at high speeds there will probably be less than 2/10 mph between the best aero wheel and a 32 spoke box section. Aero wheels are unnecessary unless you have been loosing time trials by seconds, or getting caught 100 meters before the finish of a road race after breaking away solo for most of the race. An 81 mm wheel will catch a lot of wind and blow the bike around.
    +1. If you really want to improve your cruising speed you're probably better off finding a group of faster guys to ride with. Deep wheels will be of minimal assistance in helping you keep up with the group. Save those for racing if you decide to go that route.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Silvercivic27's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    My Bikes
    Scott addict, Colnago asso, Cervelo S5
    Posts
    1,434
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just buy them. If it gets windy just put your old wheels back on for the day.

  10. #10
    Senior Member dvdslw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Apopka, Florida
    My Bikes
    12 Scott Scale 29er/13 CAAD10 Black Inc.
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    Perhaps 20.2 mph is the goal.
    20.3 actually, smart ass!

  11. #11
    Senior Member dvdslw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Apopka, Florida
    My Bikes
    12 Scott Scale 29er/13 CAAD10 Black Inc.
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Double Post

  12. #12
    Senior Member dvdslw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Apopka, Florida
    My Bikes
    12 Scott Scale 29er/13 CAAD10 Black Inc.
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
    +1. If you really want to improve your cruising speed you're probably better off finding a group of faster guys to ride with. Deep wheels will be of minimal assistance in helping you keep up with the group. Save those for racing if you decide to go that route.

    Sounds like solid advice, I rode today and hooked up with a couple guys and found myself pushing harder than usual. No racing in my near future and the random post last night was alcohol induced, I'm just glad I didn't whip out the credit card! I've been trying to find a group that rides weekday mornings or Sunday but for some reason they all seem to gather on Saturday and I have to work.

  13. #13
    Senior Member seymour1910's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Hampton, VA
    My Bikes
    CAAD7
    Posts
    2,034
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dvdslw View Post
    After digging through some posts of others looking to buy some too deep wheels I'm leaning more towards passing on this deal? They might look good and be fast but they're still the narrow 14.75mm inside /20mm outside rim and about 200 grams heavier than my current set. If anyone has use for them they're over at Nashbar $1,199+ another 10%off through the weekend.
    the Williams 85mm is selling for $999 now. I think it's to deep but it's not like it will be your only wheelset. I think the BOYD 44mm would be good spot, but I see it is a few hundred above your spending point.

  14. #14
    Senior Member I <3 Robots's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    So Cal
    My Bikes
    Cervelo S2, Specialized Carve Pro, Pivot Mach 5
    Posts
    1,285
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    Just buy them. If it gets windy just put your old wheels back on for the day.
    This
    Cervelo S2 | Zipp | SRAM | Rotor

  15. #15
    Senior Member TexMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    My Bikes
    Felt F5, Giant Propel Advanced
    Posts
    731
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dvdslw View Post
    I think I know the answer to the question before I even ask but I have been looking for some new wheels for my 2013 Caad10 Black Inc with a budget hovering around $1,000 I have found quite a few sets in the $1200-$1400 range like Boyd, Williams, November, etc... that make upgrading my Ultegra's worth while but today I came across a set of 2013 Reynolds Storm 81mm deep clinchers for $1,100 delivered (set). I know they are a nice build and will look killer on my bike but is it too much? They claim to be made for flat land and speed so being down here in Central Florida helps my case some plus the one area I'm working on improving is my cruising speed which right now is hovering around 20mph avg. I'll probably need to decide soon as the sale may end this weekend? Thanks!
    1st would be Boyds 45mm, my coworker has these and they are snappy plus look good
    2nd Williams 58mm which i have and love em' esp for the looks
    3rd State 45mm - cheaper than zipps and light

  16. #16
    Senior Member TexMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    My Bikes
    Felt F5, Giant Propel Advanced
    Posts
    731
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dvdslw View Post
    Sounds like solid advice, I rode today and hooked up with a couple guys and found myself pushing harder than usual. No racing in my near future and the random post last night was alcohol induced, I'm just glad I didn't whip out the credit card! I've been trying to find a group that rides weekday mornings or Sunday but for some reason they all seem to gather on Saturday and I have to work.
    aha.. that's the problem, Alcohol and cycling ..

  17. #17
    Senior Member dvdslw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Apopka, Florida
    My Bikes
    12 Scott Scale 29er/13 CAAD10 Black Inc.
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TexMac View Post
    aha.. that's the problem, Alcohol and cycling ..
    I never do both at the same time!!!

  18. #18
    bt
    bt is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    902
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm waiting for 200mm wheels to become available

  19. #19
    Senior Member dvdslw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Apopka, Florida
    My Bikes
    12 Scott Scale 29er/13 CAAD10 Black Inc.
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just go for the disc!!!

  20. #20
    Senior Member TexMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    My Bikes
    Felt F5, Giant Propel Advanced
    Posts
    731
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dvdslw View Post
    I never do both at the same time!!!
    I hope not. Was kiding of course

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •