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Sunday, November 13, 2005

NIMBLE WHEELS NO GOOD

So much for having the coolest wheels we've seen in a while...

CLINCHER MODEL COMPOSITE WHEELS (CROSSWIND AND FLY) ARE NOT FOR MOUNTAINOUS OR PROLONGED BRAKING CONDITIONS.

Apparently, as mentioned on their own website, the prolonged braking (deercreek, highgrade, any triple hill) will cause excessive heat and the metal and carbon can debond... Not exactly great. So then they steer you to the tubular wheels. Sure, they're nice, but they are a bit of a pain especially if you have a flat on the road.

So, now we're looking at NO carbon/metal combination wheels. The website says this heat thing is a problem for all of the combo materials. My new "leader" is now the Ksyrium ES, at ebay for about $800 (if only I had it available). That will give me a great, light and strong wheel for our "death rides" and my shimanos for winter and aero CCTT rides.

Guess I'll blow my xmas and bday budget and then some in one shot.

1 Comments:

At November 13, 2005 8:11 PM, Blogger RideTrek said...

Saw that too. Was bummed.

 

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