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Fast Wheels -- Recommendations?

Old 03-13-09, 01:05 PM
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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.
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Old 03-13-09, 01:08 PM
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Lews and nothing less.
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Old 03-13-09, 01:11 PM
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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.
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The Reynolds SDV tubular goes on www.bonktown.com for around $1100. That would be a good fit.
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The round kind. I don't think the square ones are quite as fast.
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
Lews and nothing less.
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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
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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.
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
Lews and nothing less.
Lew went out of business and currently helps design Reynolds wheels.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
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
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Any wheel is fast when put underneath the right rider.
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Originally Posted by pj101ca View Post
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.
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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).
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Check out williams and soul too. They have been pretty well reviewed on the forum, and apparently good bang for the buck.
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Originally Posted by pj101ca View Post
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
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Zipp 808 tubulars. There are no substitutes.
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I reccomend you pedal harder, your wheels will be faster.
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Get a motorized rear wheel. That will get you going with no trouble at all.
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