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    Is the weight difference between Deep Vs and B43s that drastic?

    People say that B43s are boat anchors and are way heavier than Deep Vs but a pair of B43s are just a pound more than a pair of Deep Vs. Unless everything on your bike is super light, wouldn't this be a negligible difference?

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    from what I've read a lb off the wheels is like two off of your bike.

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    It's rotational mass. A pound may not seem that much but thats a pound more that your legs directly have to turn and directly have to stop. It would definetly be a huge noticiable diffrence.

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    either one is a boat anchor!

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    Check out the HplusSons. They're almost as deep and lighter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookie View Post
    either one is a boat anchor!
    This is true. If light if job #1, neither is a very good choice. That said, a pound is a "big deal" in terms of rim weight. The question is is rim weight itself a big deal to you? Both are strong rims, and perfectly rideable, and there's nothing wrong with either. They just aren't light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonRinehart View Post
    It's rotational mass. A pound may not seem that much but thats a pound more that your legs directly have to turn and directly have to stop. It would definetly be a huge noticiable diffrence.
    +1

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    because this 1 pound is going to matter while you're actually just riding around and commuting, or shouldering your bike up a couple flights of stairs?

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    a pound on the wheel is more to spin up and more inertia to stop....IMO it will be more noticeable when you try to stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by northsjfixed View Post
    People say that B43s are boat anchors
    Because they are; and I happen to own 2 sets

    Quote Originally Posted by JonRinehart View Post
    It's rotational mass. A pound may not seem that much but thats a pound more that your legs directly have to turn and directly have to stop. It would definetly be a huge noticiable diffrence.
    +1 momentum is the word

    Quote Originally Posted by saladbar View Post
    Check out the HplusSons. They're almost as deep and lighter!
    QFT; those are doubled walled (which is stronger than you need unless you tarck) while the B43's are triple and were created with bicycle polo in mind

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    Let's just say that the B43s are ******** strong when built right. Dear God. They are quite a bit heavier however. I could definitely feel the difference after I changed my rear Miche Pistard (a relatively deep double wall, similar to a deep V) to a B43. Accelerating was noticeably more difficult. You get used to it though.

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    anybody ride a velocity aerohead?

    there supposed to be lighter but idk

    I see one person selling it on craigslist & im thinking in buying it
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

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    want deep/light(ish)/strong? kinlin 30mm, aka ird cadence aero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saladbar View Post
    Check out the HplusSons. They're almost as deep and lighter!
    1mm shallower... For all intents and purposes they're the same depth. If you're riding brakeless I think they look a lot better, you can get them without a parallel braking surface. The V extends all the way to the edge.

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