Which wheels to buy my conundrum..

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Post Reply
User avatar
sugarkane
in the industry
Posts: 1800
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:14 am
Location: SYD
Contact:

by sugarkane

I plan on racing the heffron crit summer series ( in Sydney Australia ) later this year.
It's a pretty poor excuse for a new wheel set. But... Which wheels to get
Right now my two choices are evne smart 6.7s or 3.4s built up to alchemy hubs
Mad cow recommends the 3.4s as a crit wheel but.... I already have a sub kg extralite edge 1.45 wheelset and if your doing fast laps of heffron, while there are a lot of corners, if your a good bike handler you don't brake so much as take the corners very hard..

If I didn't have a carbon wheelset already I'd get the 3.4s, total no brainer.
My serious concern is if I got the 3.4s I basically won't use the 45 wheelset again and I've just rebuilt the rear with a new hub ( a reasonable investment ). If I get the 6.7s I'll still use the 45s for hilly rides.
Av lap times for heffron range from 35kph-45kph so it's in the range that the 6.7s work well in. I'd also like to use these as my every day trainers and save the lighter wheelset for situations that suit them better ( right now they are my every day wheels ) also I don't really have time to race any other tracks regularly

Discuss!
Last edited by sugarkane on Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

by Weenie


NiFTY
Posts: 1064
Joined: Sat May 26, 2012 11:26 pm

by NiFTY

Get the 6.7s. You already have the 45s which will do roughly the same as the 3.4s anyways
Evo 5.02kg SL3 6.77 Slice RS 8.89 viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110579" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

jsinclair
Posts: 396
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:26 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

by jsinclair

6.7. no question

User avatar
sugarkane
in the industry
Posts: 1800
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:14 am
Location: SYD
Contact:

by sugarkane

jsinclair wrote:6.7. no question

Haha I'm making the bike 400g heavier though :shock:

jsinclair
Posts: 396
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:26 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

by jsinclair

and 6.783453% faster over a 40 mile tt*






*claim may or may not be backed up with scientific testing

User avatar
sugarkane
in the industry
Posts: 1800
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:14 am
Location: SYD
Contact:

by sugarkane

Haha I hope they don't weigh bikes in c grade.

It'll still be 1kg under the Uci limit :twisted:

by Weenie


User avatar
sugarkane
in the industry
Posts: 1800
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:14 am
Location: SYD
Contact:

by sugarkane

Ordered a set of 6.7s to ceramic alchemys ahould be a nice every day wheelset.
A bit less mantiance intensive as compared to my extralite 45s

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post