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Need Advice on these type of Road Rims

Old 05-23-13, 10:39 PM
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Need Advice on these type of Road Rims

Ok here is the link on Ebay

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2013-Reynolds...item41738c1d7a

Take look at those. Now the question Is I want to upgrade my rims on my road bike.

would this rims be legal for a cycling club road race?

If i went to this type of rim? do they handle and corner with any problems as opposed to the less sleeker type of rims?

Should i consider a better brand If i went with this type rim? if so what brand recommended?

Has anyone have problems with these type of rims before on their bikes?
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Yes, they're legal, but carbon clinchers aren't usually the best option.
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Originally Posted by YOJiMBO20 View Post
Yes, they're legal, but carbon clinchers aren't usually the best option.
Why?
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Why?
Most serious road/crit racers run tubulars. Lighter than clinchers. Carbon clinchers may also have heat dissipation issues.

Check out www.boydcycling.com
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Those are not rims, they are wheels made up of rims, spokes and hubs.

Those should be great for racing. Most people use clinchers for racing because they don't have to be glued, but I prefer tubulars. Carbon clinchers can overheat if you do heavy braking down steep mountains. For most situations they are fine.

Reynolds is one of the better brands.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Those are not rims, they are wheels made up of rims, spokes and hubs.

Those should be great for racing. Most people use clinchers for racing because they don't have to be glued, but I prefer tubulars. Carbon clinchers can overheat if you do heavy braking down steep mountains. For most situations they are fine.

Reynolds is one of the better brands.
This.
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Those wheels are fine. Reynolds rims from 2011 on with the newer brake track are much better with heat than older ones. But if you do lots of long descents where you have to brake alot you may want to consider wheels with aluminum brake tracks.

I did have a brake track failure on a pair of 2010 Reynolds carbon clinchers with the older style brake track. They overheated going down a steep hill. It was within the 2 year warranty period and Reynolds replaced the rim for free. They gave me the option of the same rim (2010 MV32C) , or the cheaper attack rim with the newer brake track.

Carbon rims do not brake as well as aluminum rims especially when they get wet. If you ride alot in the rain I would stick with aluminum rims.
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With Aluminum rims, would i still get same effect as Carbon ones? same weight almost,
of Carbon and Alum, what rim would last longer?
do i need to get a special tube for them, or just get ones with the long valve?
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Originally Posted by CanadianBiker32 View Post
With Aluminum rims, would i still get same effect as Carbon ones? same weight almost,
of Carbon and Alum, what rim would last longer?
do i need to get a special tube for them, or just get ones with the long valve?
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Aluminum is slightly heavier.
Aluminum probably lasts longer due to sturdier brake track wear, but many people have many miles on carbon.
Normal tube, with whatever length the rims require. Better a bit too long than a bit too short.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Aluminum is slightly heavier.
Aluminum probably lasts longer due to sturdier brake track wear, but many people have many miles on carbon.
Normal tube, with whatever length the rims require. Better a bit too long than a bit too short.
I use aluminum for winter, spring, fall and rain. I'm lucky to get 20000km out of that type of rim. my boyd carbon clinchers get the rest of the duty. I will ride them on crappy roads, dirt, chipseal etc. But they won't see rain. After 10000km, they look new and the brake track shows no sign of wear
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I am confused of what size of rims to get. Carbon clincher in 38, 50, 60 or 88 mm. 1550 grams.

How do i determine what size i need?
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Originally Posted by CanadianBiker32 View Post
I am confused of what size of rims to get. Carbon clincher in 38, 50, 60 or 88 mm. 1550 grams.

How do i determine what size i need?
Don't take offense, but I think you need to do a little more homework. What depth rim you want depends on how fast you go, how much climbing vs flat riding you do, what kind of riding you are doing. There are tradeoffs, including weight vs aerodynamics, and handling in windy conditions.
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