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Old 08-08-09, 01:43 PM   #1
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Reload this Page Pro-Lite vs. Grammo vs. Neuvation

here is what i wrote in "road cycling" forum:

i am considering those 3 wheelsets.

http://rd.unrealcycles.com/catalog/item209.htm - Pro-Lite Gavia-T Wheelset (like them better than 2000g 50mm/90mm combo - http://rd.unrealcycles.com/catalog/item312.htm)
http://rd.unrealcycles.com/catalog/item193.htm - Grammo Viper 50T Wheelset Special
http://www.neuvationcycling.com/wheels.html - Neuvation c50 tubular

i am a triathlete, going to do halfIM races (90km bike) i also race itu style and that is why i decided to go 50mm depth (saves 600g for prolite wheels).
i have neuvations that i got with my bike (khs flite 320 '05)

it's seems to me that i will have a very hard time deciding .

any advices and expieriences that you would kindly share with me would be appreciated



here is to triathletes: am i doing the right thing not considering a 90/90 wheelset ? they weight more...
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Old 08-08-09, 03:19 PM   #2
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in triathlon (non-ITU) or time trialing, aerodynamics ALWAYS takes priority over weight, unless we are talking a very unreasonable weight (for instance buying a solid lead disk wheel).

Aerodynamics should be your number one concern because 1. triathletes try to hold a steady pace for a very long time, 2. triathletes cannot draft, and 3. most courses do not involve much climbing.

even for ITU though there are not really bad accelerations most of the time, because most triathletes are usually not very good at them anyway.

I would go for a minimum of a 50/90, and for a triathlete, well i would at least consider the 90/90.
remember also that pro's sometimes use a zipp 1080 front sub-9 rear which comes out to about 1700 grams.
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remember also that pro's sometimes use a zipp 1080 front sub-9 rear which comes out to about 1700 grams.
is it 1700g for a rear wheel only ??


http://rd.unrealcycles.com/catalog/item312.htm - those weight almost 2000g (im not sure if it is 2000g for 90/90 or 50/90) i should consider them i guess.

how big is the difference in handling a 90mm front wheel comparing to 50mm wheel ?
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no 700 gram 1080 front and a 1000 gram sub-9 rear
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