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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:12 pm 
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Hi all,

This weekend I will race Brazilian masters nationals. I`m looking for a good result but not sure in which bike to use. The route is not such selective , but not completely flat. It just has few small climbs in approximately 1km and 5% and the uphill finish with 4.3km and 4% grade. I`m quite right that this would be decided in this very last climb, therefore I would like to hear some of you about my choice:

bike #1 Parlee ESX with DA 9070
bike #2 Ax-Lightness Vial Evo D with Sram Red 22

I have some wheelsets avaliable:

Roval CLX 40 23mm clincher tires
Zipp 404 Firestrike 25mm clincher tires
Enve SES 3.4 23mm clincher tires
Lighweight Meilenstein Obermayer 22mm tubular tires

I guess that the AX bike with LW would be superb in this finish but I would suffer when exposed to cross winds in case of a breakaway. The 404 wheelset I`m already rule out of my mind. So my major question is concerning go or not with Aero and how the light bike would help to have a good result. Please let me know your thoughts.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:17 pm 
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In this Strava segment ,the race begins at the Km 7 and finishes at the Km 98.5.

https://www.strava.com/activities/310349976/segments/7317432685

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:26 pm 
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pair up bike #2 with the Enve SES 3.4. if any steeper, put the Obermayer on.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:42 pm 
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Whichever is the most aero of those wheels. Probaby the 404s or the Enve SES 3.4.

Weight, particularly amongst those wheels, is going to be of little consequence compared to the aerodynamics. 4%? You should still be carrying a good amount of speed at that sort of incline.


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Ride the one you like the most. In the end it comes down to the day and the legs...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:29 pm 
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Parlee ESX with Zipp 404 or the Enve SES 3.4

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My opinion will be the Parlee ESX with the Enve 3.4.


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