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northsjfixed 05-18-10 12:36 PM

Is the weight difference between Deep Vs and B43s that drastic?
 
People say that B43s are boat anchors and are way heavier than Deep Vs but a pair of B43s are just a pound more than a pair of Deep Vs. Unless everything on your bike is super light, wouldn't this be a negligible difference?

avner 05-18-10 12:40 PM

from what I've read a lb off the wheels is like two off of your bike.

JonRinehart 05-18-10 01:32 PM

It's rotational mass. A pound may not seem that much but thats a pound more that your legs directly have to turn and directly have to stop. It would definetly be a huge noticiable diffrence.

dookie 05-18-10 01:41 PM

either one is a boat anchor!

saladbar 05-18-10 01:47 PM

Check out the HplusSons. They're almost as deep and lighter!

elemental 05-18-10 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by dookie (Post 10830332)
either one is a boat anchor!

This is true. If light if job #1, neither is a very good choice. That said, a pound is a "big deal" in terms of rim weight. The question is is rim weight itself a big deal to you? Both are strong rims, and perfectly rideable, and there's nothing wrong with either. They just aren't light.

youngandcurious 05-18-10 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by JonRinehart (Post 10830271)
It's rotational mass. A pound may not seem that much but thats a pound more that your legs directly have to turn and directly have to stop. It would definetly be a huge noticiable diffrence.

+1

omgmarclol 05-18-10 05:59 PM

because this 1 pound is going to matter while you're actually just riding around and commuting, or shouldering your bike up a couple flights of stairs?

Xgecko 05-18-10 06:05 PM

a pound on the wheel is more to spin up and more inertia to stop....IMO it will be more noticeable when you try to stop

Leukybear 05-18-10 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by northsjfixed (Post 10829932)
People say that B43s are boat anchors

Because they are; and I happen to own 2 sets :lol:


Originally Posted by JonRinehart (Post 10830271)
It's rotational mass. A pound may not seem that much but thats a pound more that your legs directly have to turn and directly have to stop. It would definetly be a huge noticiable diffrence.

+1 momentum is the word


Originally Posted by saladbar (Post 10830366)
Check out the HplusSons. They're almost as deep and lighter!

QFT; those are doubled walled (which is stronger than you need unless you tarck) while the B43's are triple and were created with bicycle polo in mind

cleanupinaisle3 05-18-10 06:57 PM

Let's just say that the B43s are ******** strong when built right. Dear God. They are quite a bit heavier however. I could definitely feel the difference after I changed my rear Miche Pistard (a relatively deep double wall, similar to a deep V) to a B43. Accelerating was noticeably more difficult. You get used to it though.

LosAngelesRidin 05-18-10 07:37 PM

anybody ride a velocity aerohead?

there supposed to be lighter but idk

I see one person selling it on craigslist & im thinking in buying it

dookie 05-18-10 09:38 PM

want deep/light(ish)/strong? kinlin 30mm, aka ird cadence aero.

blickblocks 05-18-10 10:41 PM


Originally Posted by saladbar (Post 10830366)
Check out the HplusSons. They're almost as deep and lighter!

1mm shallower... For all intents and purposes they're the same depth. If you're riding brakeless I think they look a lot better, you can get them without a parallel braking surface. The V extends all the way to the edge.


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