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pj101ca 03-13-09 01:05 PM

Fast Wheels -- Recommendations?
 
Hello All,
New here, so I hope I'm posting this in the right spot.

I'm looking for a fast set of wheels that I could use for Road Racing and Time Trialing as well.
What do you guys recommend that would cover both these areas of cycling?

Thanks for any help.

Cdy291 03-13-09 01:08 PM

Lews and nothing less.

SteelerHoo 03-13-09 01:11 PM

Edge 1.68 or if you are smaller and a bit worried about crosswinds, the new Edge 1.45. I've ridden the 1.68s for more than a year and also have a set of the 1.38s. I prefer the 68s unless it's extremely windy.

jamiewilson3 03-13-09 01:11 PM

The Reynolds SDV tubular goes on www.bonktown.com for around $1100. That would be a good fit.

timster 03-13-09 01:12 PM

The round kind. I don't think the square ones are quite as fast.

JeffS 03-13-09 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by Cdy291 (Post 8523746)
Lews and nothing less.

:rolleyes:

pj101ca 03-13-09 01:19 PM

Thanks for the recommendations guys! Much appreciated.

The Lews look nice, but are a little out of my price range :) I'll look into the Edge 1.68s & the Reynolds. Keep the ideas coming

datlas 03-13-09 01:21 PM

You might want to give us info regarding your weight....and whether you would use these hoops to train on or just for racing....your approximate budget....and whether you are inclined towards clinchers or tubulars.

53x12 03-13-09 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by Cdy291 (Post 8523746)
Lews and nothing less.

Lew went out of business and currently helps design Reynolds wheels.

pj101ca 03-13-09 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 8523828)
You might want to give us info regarding your weight....and whether you would use these hoops to train on or just for racing....your approximate budget....and whether you are inclined towards clinchers or tubulars.

Good idea.

I'm 6ft., 170pounds
Just wanting the wheels for racing. not training on them.

Clinchers prefered. looking to spend $1000 - $1500 for a set

urbanknight 03-13-09 02:00 PM

Any wheel is fast when put underneath the right rider.

DrPete 03-13-09 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by pj101ca (Post 8523726)
Hello All,
New here, so I hope I'm posting this in the right spot.

I'm looking for a fast set of wheels that I could use for Road Racing and Time Trialing as well.
What do you guys recommend that would cover both these areas of cycling?

Thanks for any help.

Zipp 404s.

Sinn 03-13-09 02:53 PM

Dura ACE! These wheels are the best value on the market: reliable, tough, stiff, light, and, in some cases, aero, all for a price at or below the competition (which is, in many cases, not as reliable, tough, stiff, or light).

datlas 03-13-09 02:55 PM

Check out williams and soul too. They have been pretty well reviewed on the forum, and apparently good bang for the buck.

Sinn 03-13-09 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by pj101ca (Post 8523856)
Good idea.

I'm 6ft., 170pounds
Just wanting the wheels for racing. not training on them.

Clinchers prefered. looking to spend $1000 - $1500 for a set

Sorry, saw this late. Dura ace carbon tubulars (for the option that is a bit above your price range, but otherwise just right)

http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont...TU.-type-.html


Or the carbon clinchers, which are heavier but comfortably in your price range (they make a good training wheel too):

http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont...TU.-type-.html

peterot 03-13-09 02:57 PM

rolf vigor

Busta Quad 03-13-09 03:07 PM

Zipp 808 tubulars. There are no substitutes.

gsteinb 03-13-09 03:10 PM

I reccomend you pedal harder, your wheels will be faster.

roy5000x2 03-13-09 03:59 PM

Get a motorized rear wheel. That will get you going with no trouble at all.


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