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 Post subject: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Hey guys, never really gotten a straight answer here on this question.

Would you guys consider a set of 7850 c24's strong enough for a race wheel-set for cross?

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Thanks for the info.


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:20 am 
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I would. Shimano pride themselves on durability, and if their carbon wheels are good enough for so many world champs, I'd say the alloys are fine too.


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:31 pm 
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The aluminum clincher? I wouldn't be worried about strength, but that thin braking surface won't last long.


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:40 pm 
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A buddy of mine swears by them, stiff and supremely robust according to him.


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:22 pm 
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My C24's held up well until the last jump.. needed major truing.

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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:09 pm 
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I've raced a whole season on RS80s with no issue, I'm 85kgs and not very easy on my equipment.


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:40 pm 
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I have only seen shattered c35's due braking too hard. Alloy wheels are hard to break so should really be a problem.
You could also consider dura-ace hubs with mavic open pro rims. Should be around the same price but a bit more solid.


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:34 am 
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There are 2 versions of the c24.
The tu version (full carbon and for tubes) is good for cross. The clincher also but the backing surface won't last long.


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:37 am 
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Actually there are 3 versions. Tubular (tu), tubeless (tl) and normal clincher (cl)

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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:09 am 
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silly question.. but what's the widest tire you can run on the c24 alu?


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:56 pm 
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They are a fairly standard sized Road rim, so you'll be fine up to 33mm (Max size for cx).


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:38 pm 
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Nice... too bad I have the DA 7800 wheelset... Max is only 28 for this one. :(

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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:51 pm 
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No it's not.
That's just what shimano tell you.

Almost the entire field of any cx race will be running tyres wider than that on rims that size, or narrower.
Only issue is if you are trying to run wide tyres at road pressures.

I've done ~10 seasons on open pro. With their 16(?) mm internal width and tyres up to 38mm. No issues.
Keep the pressures sensible, 40 psi or less, and you'll be just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:53 pm 
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You could probably even go tubeless without breaking sweat.


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 Post subject: Re: C24's for cyclocross
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 5:46 pm 
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mattr.. sure about that? if it is.. then i can return the 28c tires - Continental Tour Ride Urban Bicycle Tire (700x28) i just picked up.

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