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Vinobello 08-01-16 09:34 AM

Choosing tires
 
Hi bike forum in have a cannondale the rims that came with the are entry level rims need to change them I live in nyc the roads arent the best pop spokes a few time thinking on purchases jet express rims coudnt find reviews on them does anybody out there have these

rumrunn6 08-01-16 09:47 AM

dunno about that brand. my experience with spokes has led me to getting wheels with more spokes, having them regularly tensioned & wheels trued by an expert

RonH 08-01-16 09:57 AM

Are you talking about these carbon fiber rims?
HED Jet 5 Express Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher | Competitive Cyclist
http://content.competitivecyclist.co...HED000S/BK.jpg

BTW: Punctuation helps make your posts easier to read.

Mulberry20 08-01-16 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by Vinobello (Post 18952386)
Hi bike forum in have a cannondale the rims that came with the are entry level rims need to change them I live in nyc the roads arent the best pop spokes a few time thinking on purchases jet express rims coudnt find reviews on them does anybody out there have these

Price and material, in this case carbon, don't correlate well to wheel strength or durability. There are wheels around $500 that have a reputation for being indestructible, well almost.

I would stick to a what you have and put 25 or 28 tires if possible that have good puncture protection.

I doubt those wheels will help you much and they could easily crack hitting the inside of a pot hole. Carbon has very very poor impact characteristics.

SpeshulEd 08-01-16 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by Mulberry20 (Post 18952608)
Price and material, in this case carbon, don't correlate well to wheel strength or durability. There are wheels around $500 that have a reputation for being indestructible, well almost.

I would stick to a what you have and put 25 or 28 tires if possible that have good puncture protection.

I doubt those wheels will help you much and they could easily crack hitting the inside of a pot hole. Carbon has very very poor impact characteristics.

I commute on my enves. I bunnyhop my enves. I know it's customary to assume that carbon asplodes upon contact with pavement, but any worthwhile carbon rim will be able to hold it's own against a pot hole.


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