Cycling Weekly wheel test

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chrism
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by chrism

In the latest issue of the comic there is a big wheel test - 18 different wheels (8 tub, 10 clincher).
tub:
Bonty Aeolus
Easton T2 carbon
Lightweight standard
Controltech Carbon Comp
Fulcrum Racing Speed
Cosmic Carbone Pro
Reynolds DV-UL
Zipp 404

clincher:
Neutron
Easton T2
Shamal Ultra
FSA RD-600
Fulcrum Racing Zero
Roval Fusee
Roval Fusee Star
Spinergy Stealth PBO
Ksyrium ES
Zipp 303 Clincher

Tested on a track using SRM cranks. Just as a teaser for now I'll hold off on giving the results and invite guesses which wheels they found were fastest, and which slowest (pick one tub, one clincher, 4 guesses in total). I'll give a little hint that the fastest clincher is a lot more surprising than the slowest :D
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by aarw

no no, do tell...

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by drainyoo

Enough with the games, tell already!

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by John979

Yes, please tell us and post detailed numbers, if possible.
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i could spoil this for him ...this weeks cyling weakly is sat on my desk ! :wink:

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by Theros

SDP wrote:i could spoil this for him ...this weeks cyling weakly is sat on my desk ! :wink:
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by fa63

+1, lots of wheels in that list that I am entertaining the thought of upgrading to...

chrism
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by chrism

Not giving details until I get at least one guess! Another little clue being that the fastest tub may not be the one you expect either 8)
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by currieinahurry

both the easton wheels win? know tell us!
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by bespoke

Reynolds DV UL wins the tub wheel test

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Easton (o;
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chrism
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by chrism

bespoke wrote:Reynolds DV UL wins the tub wheel test

Educated guess or inside knowledge?

First correct guess of the fastest clincher gets the reveal.
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by Theros

The FSA's? Or did they come last? :lol:

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by Greg66

So the guess should be counter-intuitive?

The Neutrons?

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by Peith

So that we can get the results...

I'll guess the Fusee Star wheel won the clincher test....

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