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Old 04-27-21, 06:42 PM
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Summer Wheels !

Well it's not summer yet but I figured I'd pull out the summer wheels early. I've ridden tri-spokes and deep rims forever it seems. But over the last two years I've stayed off my Reynolds 81's because I've been over there weight limit. I was over the weight limit for some time but three years ago I was really noticing the flex when I pounded on them hard. So I had a feather weight friend ask to use them for his Tri's and was more than happy to lend them out. But I missed running a deeper wheel so I picked up a pair of Zipp 808 for weight challenged riders. Now it's time to get out in some wind to get the feel back.
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Ditch those wheels, they look a little bouncy when you climb!
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Ditch those wheels, they look a little bouncy when you climb!
Be nice if they bounced me up the hills, the chest mount likes to give you that bounce motion.
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Actually very nice wheels. But I would not want the bike wheels. Other riders would expect me to be fast.
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Actually very nice wheels. But I would not want the bike wheels. Other riders would expect me to be fast.
That's why I ride alone, I can pretend I'm riding fast all the time.
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That's why I ride alone, I can pretend I'm riding fast all the time.

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