I have a Redline 925 and I noticed that the wheels are incredibly heavy, (to me).
I forget the exact weights but I know the difference between my DA/Open Pro front wheel and my Redline quick release front wheel was 2.2 lbs. Difference, not weight, , meaning my DA/Open Pro weighs in at almost 2lbs, and my Redline front wheel comes in at over 4.2lbs.
Is there any real/legitimate need for all the extra bulk on a fixed gear?
To be fair, the Redline hubs are smooth as glass, but the front wheel alone is over double the weight of my DA/OP wheel. Is there any compelling reason to keep the Redline front wheel on the bike instead of replacing with the DA/OP front wheel?
I'm new to the fixed gear world and I ride my fixed gear bike like a regular road bike. Meaning no curb hopping, no skills to skid or anything like that.
Anyone that can share some insight to a fixed gear newbie is well appreciated.