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    bontrager track wheel.

    im thinking of getting a carbon rear wheel for my track bike. I was checking this one out

    http://www.chariandconyc.com/used-he...rackwheel.aspx


    a friend of mine has a set of these on his road bike that i like alot. ive also heard that the aeolus wheels are very durable. any opinions on this would be great.

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    if u are riding on the track. sure why not
    if u aren't. u better be a featherweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarmontmunchie View Post
    im thinking of getting a carbon rear wheel for my track bike. I was checking this one out

    http://www.chariandconyc.com/used-he...rackwheel.aspx


    a friend of mine has a set of these on his road bike that i like alot. ive also heard that the aeolus wheels are very durable. any opinions on this would be great.
    What problem will such a wheel solve for you?

    I hope whatever solution that is is worth the new problems created by riding such a fragile wheel.

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    well i would be using it on the track only.

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    then go for it, why are u asking bikeforums?

    it will lighter than 99% of the off the shelf spoked wheelbuilds
    it will be more "aero"... kinda
    that solves that

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    It looks good. Ask about cracks and stress wear (for lack of a better phrase). Carbon fiber will sometimes wear down and lose it's rigidity and become sort of flexible.

    Ask about the history of the wheel. If they say "Not sure" then assume that it's been on the road and someone decided to sell it.

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    The rim is made by HED. Carbon wheels aren't that fragile but you shouldn't riding them into potholes either. Carbon doesn't lose rigidity over time that's totally incorrect. Only UV damage and impact/compression damage will destroy the integrity of CF - the tensile strength is better than steel or aluminum.

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    I almost bought my HED3 AND Zipp 950 disc for that much. If it's worth it to you, get it, but it doesn't look very stiff to me, nor very durable.

    Get some used Zipp 440's or something over that thing.
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    Ressurecting the thread for a Q:

    150lb rider, I was looking into getting a carbon rear track wheel to match my front so they can match and also it's plenty fast. For street riding. . . no tarcking though. Coming down hills, with one skid you reckon the thing will break???? Like down $500 instantly? If so I'm not going to take a chance on it and I'll stick with the velocity rear I have.

    Just want to see if there's any experiences out there with carbon under heavy backpedaling. thanks

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    I am looking into build a carbon wheel, and learned last night that if you are getting a clincher other than the zipps with co-molded alloy carbon rims, if it is a pure carbon fiber rim, it will have a relatively low max psi. The tire bead creates too much pressure on the carbon fiber at high pressures. read here: http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-20839536.html

    Maybe people already knew that, but just sharing cause it was new to me. Tubulars are fine though

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    thanks for the info, planning on getting a clincher with an aluminum brake track so no problems there.

    Just wondering if I'll get cracks at the nipple holes from the heavy rear track hub braking (as opposed to rim braking in road bikes).

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    Huh? Does carbon also dissolve in the rain and melt in the sun?

    In other news, if it is for the track, why the braking surface?


    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    It looks good. Ask about cracks and stress wear (for lack of a better phrase). Carbon fiber will sometimes wear down and lose it's rigidity and become sort of flexible.

    Ask about the history of the wheel. If they say "Not sure" then assume that it's been on the road and someone decided to sell it.

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