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Upgrading my wheelset

Old 11-03-16, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
What's the gearing on your Kestral? Bikes that are meant to go fast on flat ground are aerodynamic and generally have stiff gearing. Going up hill you benefit from less weight, but also from easier gears. If you're using 105, a cassette is about $30, which is 1/10th your budget.
Correct, its shimano 105 components. I'll look into that, thanks!
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Old 11-03-16, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Western Flyer View Post
Have a look at carbon/aluminum wheel sets. Keep your aluminum set for training with training tires and save you expensive race tires and wheels for race day. If you get all carbon rims you need to change out the brake pads every time you switch wheels. We put a 60mm Zipp A/C wheels on my wife’s tri bike. The rims were the same width as the OME aluminum wheels making the change out as fast and simple as it gets.

And a little bragging by her domestique/mechanic husband, she finish 4th in the world triathlon championships in her age group and was first in on the bike leg.

By the way that is a very nice/fast looking bike you have.
Thanks, it is a very nice bike, I got it for $360 so I definitely can't complain
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Old 11-03-16, 04:58 PM
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Look for quality hubs with cartridge bearings. They are the heart of it and will let you know, while you ride, that you have great wheels. bk
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Old 11-03-16, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by bkaapcke View Post
Look for quality hubs with cartridge bearings. They are the heart of it and will let you know, while you ride, that you have great wheels. bk
Gotcha. Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-03-16, 08:37 PM
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The silence from the snobs proves that they feel bad. 😂
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Old 11-03-16, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by decentdrummer91 View Post
The silence from the snobs proves that they feel bad. 😂
Let's see, the first person who answered your original question has 6,167 posts to his credit; the second person to answer - 10,130 posts; third person - 21,354; and fourth -3,923 posts. And the thread starter, with 16 total posts, thinks he understands their silence.
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Old 11-03-16, 11:31 PM
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I don't care what they say about you man, I know you're smart 😂
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Old 11-04-16, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by bkaapcke View Post
Look for quality hubs with cartridge bearings. They are the heart of it and will let you know, while you ride, that you have great wheels. bk
Cup and cone bearings spin smoother.
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Old 11-04-16, 11:04 AM
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I am usually on ~25mm wheels. Sometime when I am on a flat or downhill (while I cannot climb with the best of them, I can descend well and hit straights well) a guy will pass me and invariably, he has deeper wheels like 303s and 404s. I may even be with 5-6 others (not drafting but just grouped together) and one guy who pulls away or passes us and is hard to hang on to, will be the guy with deeper carbon wheels. He is probably a strong rider anyway and that is likely, but is it possible to get a 1-2 mph advantage at high speeds in the 30-50 mph zone with wheels that are 40mm-45mm versus wheels that are ~25 mm?
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Old 11-04-16, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by decentdrummer91 View Post
I didn't ask for tips on how to be a better rider I asked specifically about wheels
Well it goes to follow that if you want better wheels than you want to be a better rider. And for what you can currently spend, there are other ways to get faster. There's no buying your way into performance. We know nothing about you. Are you a newbie who thinks if they spend x amount of money they can get x amount of performance, or someone who has enough miles under the belt where equipment upgrades would actually be meaningful?

Now we know you at least have some miles in your legs. Snarky responses are a result of asking open ended questions while providing minimal, if any details about yourself and what you want to do.

My answer remains the same - depending on your current rims. Are they deep rims already? If so, just ride them and keep saving up for a nice set of wheels. If not, get some aero rims with the same spoke count as your current hubs and the correct length spokes and have them laced up to existing rims.
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Originally Posted by bmthom.gis View Post
Well it goes to follow that if you want better wheels than you want to be a better rider. And for what you can currently spend, there are other ways to get faster. There's no buying your way into performance. We know nothing about you. Are you a newbie who thinks if they spend x amount of money they can get x amount of performance, or someone who has enough miles under the belt where equipment upgrades would actually be meaningful?

Now we know you at least have some miles in your legs. Snarky responses are a result of asking open ended questions while providing minimal, if any details about yourself and what you want to do.

My answer remains the same - depending on your current rims. Are they deep rims already? If so, just ride them and keep saving up for a nice set of wheels. If not, get some aero rims with the same spoke count as your current hubs and the correct length spokes and have them laced up to existing rims.
I see what you're saying. 😊. Idk if they are considered deep rims. Oval concepts 327, they come stock on that bike.
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Old 11-04-16, 11:46 AM
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I view some of what you said as opinion. But it's no big deal. Now I learn how to talk to easily irritable people 😂
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Originally Posted by decentdrummer91 View Post
I see what you're saying. 😊. Idk if they are considered deep rims. Oval concepts 327, they come stock on that bike.
Those aren't very deep at all.
Hop over into the road biek sub - there are quite a few threads talking about Chinese Carbon wheels. I know 2 or 3 people who use some and they have't had a single problem in 10s of thousands of miles
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