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Carbon wheels for road bike

Old 11-18-23, 09:54 PM
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I have a bike with carbon wheels and rim brakes. I agree with what has been said about them - they brake pretty ok in dry weather, but are scary and dangerous if it's raining.

If I had to do it again, for that bike I'd get carbon wheels with an aluminum brake track, such as HED Jets.
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Old 11-19-23, 10:35 PM
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My rain bike is carbon wheels with rim brake. I too run superteams with the carbon pads it came with and I have no issues with stopping. I wouldn’t want to take it on long descents but if it’s flat where you live I think it would fine. If I could do it again I would buy the superteams with aluminum brake track, not because of stopping power just think the rims would last a lot longer.
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The problem with the aluminum brake track is they are bonded to the carbon so still susceptible to coming apart from excessive heat.
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My Trek carbon wheels can be a religious experience if you get stuck in a downpour. They stop-but it takes a little time until the moisture gets wiped off the wheels. I swap over to a set of Mavics when the weather starts to turn.
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Originally Posted by Bully4
My Trek carbon wheels can be a religious experience if you get stuck in a downpour. They stop-but it takes a little time until the moisture gets wiped off the wheels. I swap over to a set of Mavics when the weather starts to turn.

Yeah, I have this vision in my head of a miniature squeegee mounted in front of the brake pad every time I get caught in the rain.
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