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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:06 pm 
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LouisN wrote:
It's not the climate that wille make the surface dissappear, it's the braking. So I imsagine you don't use the brakes ever in a desert.
But if you ride mountains a lot, the brake surface will wear off faster...

Louis :)



Our desert is far from flat.

We live near mile 69 when the Tour of California went to Big Bear. As you can see there is plenty of hills (steep ones!) in our backyard.

http://www.strava.com/activities/8834174#

I'll try to keep you guys updated when his rims start showing discoloration/wear.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:28 pm 
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LouisN wrote:
It's not the climate that wille make the surface dissappear, it's the braking. So I imsagine you don't use the brakes ever in a desert.
But if you ride mountains a lot, the brake surface will wear off faster...

Louis :)


Actually wet weather with braking causes the surface to wear off much faster than dry conditions with braking. The dirt/dust collects on brake pads and - for lack of better terms - creates a "sand paper" effect.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:35 pm 
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@bombertodd, I sand corrected then :lol: !!!

@canadian, I wasn't arguing the weather effect on bike parts that create friction and wear surfaces, I was just pointing out that terrain more than weather will be a major factor for heavily used and worn brake tracks...:)

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LouisN wrote:
@bombertodd, I sand corrected then :lol: !!!

@canadian, I wasn't arguing the weather effect on bike parts that create friction and wear surfaces, I was just pointing out that terrain more than weather will be a major factor for heavily used and worn brake tracks...:)

Louis :)


Yes, terrain will definitely effect the frequency of braking.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:49 pm 
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Hey guys,

Recently grabbed me a pair of these wheels. I'm wondering if anyone else here also has a set. If so, what are your impressions? Has anyone ridden these in wet conditions to see how they hold up?


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desousab - Any first thoughts on the wheels? I'm planning on buying the Flo 30s at their next order, which is coming up. It's for a new bike, which is coming with the Shimano rs81 wheelset - perfectly good, but not meant for tubeless, not wide, not aero and not super light. I'm going to sell the rs81's brand new and I've been debating between the Flo's (wide, aero, tubeless, but heavy) vs custom built Pacenti sl23 or Hed Ardennes. I just decided to give the Flo's a shot. So, any last minute input before I actually have to pull the trigger would be awesome.

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My friend has a couple thousand miles on his. He really likes them. Wide, aero, and decent weight for the price. It's pretty dry here in the desert so I don't know how they hold up in the wet.


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@bombertodd ... I'm in LA, so rain isn't a huge issue. All my rides are hilly, but I often ride alone, so I think the aero gain may matter more than the extra 150g (or whatever) over handbuilts.

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