HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Advice for Argus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:17 pm
Posts: 128
Location: Perth, W.A
Hi All,

I am in need of some help from the greatest cycling resource in the world. I am taking part in the Cape Argus ride this year and i need a bit of advice on my bike setup from someone who has done the ride before.
I am wrestling with the issue of wheel selection for the ride. I have a set Corima Clinchers (47mm) and i have a set of Mavic R-Sys SLR (front 22 mm rear 25 mm) and each set has me going back and forth on what should be on my bike (Colnago M10, SR Group). My head is saying the Mavics but my heart is saying Corima.

Corima
+ More aero
+ I am noticeably quicker with them compared to the Mavics on
- Weight! A lot heavier
- If its windy in Cape Town i will be pushing sh1t (quite literally) uphill with these on.

Mavic
+ Weight! Nice and light
+ Great for hills
- Not as aero as the Corima's


Any help/advice with what would i should go would be much appreciated.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Advice for Argus
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:21 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advice for Argus
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:33 am
Posts: 86
The Corimas will be fine for most days of the Argus, BUT...
If you have a windy one, 2009(?) you'll dread them. A windy day in the Cape has blown people off bikes.

Dn't sweat the weight thing, only 2 notable inclines and they are neither too steep nor too long...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advice for Argus
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:17 pm
Posts: 128
Location: Perth, W.A
Thanks :thumbup:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Pepsi, Rob81 and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Build Advice

in MTB

robb

7

433

Thu May 15, 2014 10:55 pm

robb View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New headset advice, please

in Road

DMF

7

577

Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:31 pm

DMF View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. headset advice

in Road

KOGAN

1

391

Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:44 am

bricky21 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Sscx crankset advice

in Cyclocross / Touring

mattyNor

4

172

Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:04 am

mattyNor View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Size-advice Canyon CF SLX

in Road

bruno2000

4

624

Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:51 am

bruno2000 View the latest post


It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:59 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB