Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes: Spec Allez Elite, Trek 3900
hairsplitting wheel question of the day
I've been thinking about my wheels lately, mainly looking for an excuse to get some tubulars. I've been good lately about talking myself out of spending cash on bike stuff lately but I can't convince myself that the wheels I have are just fine.
Basically I don't like the rims on my current wheelset. They are basic box clincher rims but are a little wider than your run of the mill Open Pros, Aeroheads, etc which makes mounting road tires a real pain and they are a bit heavy.
I could swap the rims to Velocity Escapes with no problem as they share the same ERD. I know I gain no aerodynamic advantage. I would save about 300 grams which I know probably means very little in a race. I would get to try tubulars next year so I can run higher pressure, experience the magic carpet ride, etc.
OK, talk me into or out of spending the cash...