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 Post subject: Re: Lightest Road Wheels
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:33 pm 
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TheDarkInstall wrote:
Well, 'race ready' is an entirely subjective concept, isn't it...
As is Lightest Road Wheel

I did try to reduce the subjectivity in my original post:"(50+ profile, 25mm wide, 25mm tyre, glue, skewers, freewheel)"

Maybe implied/maybe not but I would want any "Lightest Road Wheel" to be able to be approved for / pass inspection for UCI Road Races and be safe and relatively "good" enough to really race on.

A bit more blabbering on...the concept of the whole system being judged is something I find more valuable than looking at components that require compensation someplace else. Specific example with these Mercury M5s/25mm rims: A few teammates were saying the M5s were too fragile and they were breaking/denting them. I asked what tyres they were using and all were using something smaller than a 25mm. At least for RR a tyre should be as wide as the rim.

I remember Hi-E in the late 70's http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Hi_E.htm had a sub 200g alloy rim we were debating building and determined none of us would be willing to use it. So we hung it on the wall. It was very cool. Lightest alloy rim I know of to date. But unlike the SRT24s it needed more spokes, so it would not have built the lightest wheels. Hi-E had some 80g front hubs at the time that were 36 hole.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightest Road Wheels
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:31 pm 
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Is there not a set list of wheels approved by the UCI?


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 Post subject: Re: Lightest Road Wheels
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:48 pm 
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TheDarkInstall wrote:
Is there not a set list of wheels approved by the UCI?
Yes. There is not a "set list" of wheels approved by UCI. It represents a fraction of UCI legal wheels - my guess is 10%.

In most cases it would not have the Lightest Road Wheels on it. The SRT 24 is not on it.

UCI specifies rules about material and profile etc for wheels to be used (not so subjective). Then they have the list for exceptions to those rules. The SRT24s meet the rules, so they are not on the list. The M5s are on the list as they do not meet the general profile rules. The older Reynolds RZR 42s (non team) do not meet the rules and are not on the list and therefore may not be used in UCI races.

I submit to be called the Lightest Road Wheel, a wheel must be acceptable for UCI events (meet rules or on list).

Then I like the properly glued tyre not less than the rim braking area width, skewers, cassette.

Here is a new "production" set at 780g http://www.extralite.com/Products/HyperClimb%20A24.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Lightest Road Wheels
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:33 am 
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TheDarkInstall wrote:
Do you work for / are sponsored by Mercury wheels?

We are moving teams, so no more.
So what do I really think? Mercury are the best for the money wheels you can buy. We will un-badge them and use them next year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiFi_F3 ... e=youtu.be


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