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Reynolds wheelset replacement -need advice

Old 01-29-14, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
You're misunderstanding me again. None of us is Lance Armstrong. We all need all the help we can get. It's the constant need to have something better than the next guy that causes the sanity of the spending in this sport to go right out the window. Obviously the bike you gave as an extreme counter example is not appropriate. My point is that Ultegra 10sp is fine. You don't need DI2 to do well. An Evo is fine. You don't need a Cervelo RCa. Assaults are fine. You don't need RZRs.
I agree
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The other point that I think merits some discussion is that if you buy these super premium parts and are spending outside your means, you will be less likely to take risks for fear of damaging parts, and that, in turn, will definitely affect race results.
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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
I think your winning the state champs with your old Neuvation brings up a good point though. We always get so hung up on equipment things, and it is definitely a lot of fun to think about, but the reality is that success at the amateur level is probably about 90% about you and 10% about the bike. Nobody at the p/1/2 level is riding a bad bike. Your racing success is not impacted in a major way by 100g in your wheelset or 5W savings from aero. There is a lot of "keeping up with the Joneses" in our sport. A lot.
You're totally right. No doubt. Even though my EVO is much nicer, stiffer, more compliant bla bla etc etc, it's not necessarily way faster. The one big difference though, is in handling. The EVO corners 10,000 times better than the Neuvation. But the state crit course wasn't technical so that wasn't an issue. Also, in some ways I felt faster on the Neuvy, probably due to geometry and a 2cm wider bar. I even improved my time on some of the local 6 to 7 min "climbs" despite the extra ~2lbs.

CAAD10s handle superbly and are affordable hence they are so common among all amateur levels regardless of weighing a little more. There are more examples.

Anyway, I'd say that for all around riding and racing it's really more than 90% about the rider.
Save a few cases like if you're a light 140lb rider climbing a mountain, then every gram on the bike will influence your time.
Or for TTs with the aero advantages.
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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
The other point that I think merits some discussion is that if you buy these super premium parts and are spending outside your means, you will be less likely to take risks for fear of damaging parts, and that, in turn, will definitely affect race results.
That's where the crash replacement programs gave me peace of mind. Now I rely on adrenaline.
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Originally Posted by FasterNearGirls View Post
Thanks. My dv3k had the new at the time ctg brake track technology. Braking was really good, no problems there. I wanna make sure that the assaults have the same. The rep thinks so, to be confirmed on Monday.

Bottomline is I wanna make sure I'm not accepting a lesser product; I wanna make a case for getting an equivalent or superior wheelset under this replacement program.
Can anyone comment on how there Reynolds DV3K carbon clincher rims have held up durability wise if you still have them or purchased them in the past? I'm purchasing a pair in really good condition for a great price.
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