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Old 05-18-10, 12:36 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-18-10, 12:40 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-18-10, 01:32 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-18-10, 03:06 PM   #6
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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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Old 05-18-10, 03:11 PM   #7
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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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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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Old 05-18-10, 06:45 PM   #10
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People say that B43s are boat anchors
Because they are; and I happen to own 2 sets

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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.
+1 momentum is the word

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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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Old 05-18-10, 07:37 PM   #12
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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
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want deep/light(ish)/strong? kinlin 30mm, aka ird cadence aero.
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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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