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Old 12-15-09, 07:32 PM
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Fact remains, race wheels are just that: race wheels.

I'm a firm believer that you should have a set of race only wheels, and train mostly on your 'regular'/'training' wheels. There's no point destroying a 1.5k wheelset during a solo ride. But hell, you bought them to ride them, so ride them in group rides. Most of the time, I'll ride my 'race' wheels the day before a race to 'get used to them' again.

If you can afford 2 wheelsets, I would do what CDR has done and buy 2 of the same wheels but one in clincher and the other in tubular form. The tubulars are race only, while the clinchers are everyday wheels which serve as pit wheels. Carbon hoops have come a long way. Most of them aren't super fragile. If you're nervous, get the cylde build.

The reason people are pissy is because this has been done to death.
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