What are the best somewhat budget minded (~$500) choices for an aero front wheel (sprinter, if that matters)
I've seen some trispokes for decent prices, 808's (used) are a little out of my budget. Anything else you guys recommend? I was thinking of the 82mm Planet X wheels, but my local track is an outdoor one, so maybe something that deep isn't what I should be looking for anyways.
1981 mitchell track, 1996 Rosscotelli, 2005 Keewee, Jamis dragon one 29, Marin Pine Mountain
I bought a fairly generic 80mm deep carbon tubular -about $200USD. Low flange road and I ride a Zipp hex skewer on the track.
Outdoors - fine until 30-35km/h wind. 50mm usable in all conditions. I'm 80kg - mostly enduro but ride 500TT and Kierin too.
You probably can get away with using a wheel for both road and track unless you are significantly bigger. A road wheel will probably be significantly cheaper too. Depending on the brand you can swap the axle out - put in a track one.
You can probably borrow one, or preferably two, 50 mm and 80mm. Easier if they have quick releases too. Try them in you usual conditions and see what you think.
I noticed it most heading out of turn two with a cross/head.
I didn't notice any "flex" on 250m indoor either.
I've borrowed tri-spokes - they don't seem to be as affected by wind as the 80mm, but didn't seem any quicker in the still conditions.
I also borrowed a front disk indoors. Really fun and great once up to speed.
I race with a disk on the back - doesn't seem affected by wind.