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Old 11-30-12, 08:07 PM   #1
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Are some wheels better for skidding than others?

Do factors like weight, depth, spoke count, material, etc. improve skidding in terms of durability, ease, etc.

Right now I feel like getting 50mm deep Chinese carbon clincher rims from ebay to skid on. Bad idea?
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Old 11-30-12, 08:11 PM   #2
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Old 11-30-12, 08:59 PM   #3
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Aerospokes usually skid the best.
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Old 11-30-12, 09:01 PM   #4
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If they didn't cost around a grand each, before shipping and stuff, then they're no good for skidding at all. You'll probably break the bike.
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Aerospokes usually skid the best.
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From my experience, the more expensive the wheel, the better it is for skidding. I bust out my Specialized carbon trispoke for skid sessions on the track.
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Old 11-30-12, 09:13 PM   #6
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Some legs are and mine are not.
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Here we go again...

So OP will at least get something out of this: it's not the wheel itself it's the tire you choose to mount on to it.
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