Disc wheels...

Worth the cost?

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15/10/2003 at 13:53
Like it says I guess... is the enhanced performance (as seen on the web pages of the wheel producers!) worth the cost?

Also anyone know of any 2nd hand decent 650cc around?!!
15/10/2003 at 13:57
What am I going to buy your for Xmas *now*??!
WildWill    pirate
15/10/2003 at 13:57
If you are a powerfull rider they can improve speed - but in the wind they can be a bit of a pain

I'd just go for a good set of deep rimmed wheels
15/10/2003 at 14:01
be very careful if you are riding 'outside' (ie not on an enclosed track) because you can easily get blown off, but not in the good way
15/10/2003 at 14:02
seriously, i've seen people trying to use disk wheels in Ironman Lanzarote - when that wind takes them, its not a pretty sight
WildWill    pirate
15/10/2003 at 14:04
And they are bloody noisy!
15/10/2003 at 14:05
much like riding after eating beans
15/10/2003 at 14:20
it will be outside what I'm aiming for... was kinda including those deep carbon rimmed wheels in the whole shebang of the disc wheel set up... along with those very sexy carbon 3 and 4 spokes... <<drool>>
15/10/2003 at 14:40
deep rims and no more then... maybe 3 spokes as well for very calm days
15/10/2003 at 14:43
So not just manufacturers 'spin' (excuse the pun!) will see gains...
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
15/10/2003 at 15:58
Disc wheels are expensive, get damaged easily, and are good if you do a lot of flat short courses or time-trialling, not really helpful if you're racing hills or as already said, in windy conditions. Riding a lot of steep hills at speed they tend to get very hot and can easily flat. They are quite delicate.
15/10/2003 at 16:04
Ta IW... Cheers for the iput.. am being swayed by carbon!!! Just needed a balanced viewpoint...
15/10/2003 at 16:28
Carbon is for whores.

Hope this helps,

Lots of love,

Fat bastard.
WildWill    pirate
15/10/2003 at 16:30
Must admit i've been looking at a carbon Giant road/race bike

drool, drool
cougie    pirate
15/10/2003 at 16:35
If you were doing the flat RTTC courses then disks are almost compulsory, but if its for Tris where the routes are much hillier then I think you'll be at a disadvantage.

Plus as people say - they are dangerous in crosswinds. I'd go for a pair of Mavic Cosmics - not too deep a rim, as that's a bit of a nightmare too.

WildWill    pirate
15/10/2003 at 16:36
thats almost what i said
15/10/2003 at 16:37
cheers guys...

have been looking at those hed or spinergy 40-50mm deep section carbon rims.. will go look for cosmics...
15/10/2003 at 16:38
oh and thanks too Minky!!
15/10/2003 at 16:39
Will,
I know what you mean... Have you picked one of those frames up... seriously nowt to it!!
15/10/2003 at 16:40
Whats wrong with good, ol' fashioned ti?
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