Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:32 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 2290
Location: Pedal Square
How many spokes would you want on an Enve 1.25 front wheel, when the goal is doing fast alpine descents (also in races and sportives)? Rider is between 75 and 80kg, giving a "system weight" of around 90kg?

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 6:02 pm
Posts: 95
wassertreter wrote:
How many spokes would you want on an Enve 1.25 front wheel, when the goal is doing fast alpine descents (also in races and sportives)? Rider is between 75 and 80kg, giving a "system weight" of around 90kg?


I just had a pair built up in April and rode them from mid-April to May 25 this year. I am slightly above your weight range at 82kg, but in my 20 or so years of riding, I tend to not be overly tough on equipment historically. So I think I'm a fair comparison for your question.

Because I wanted my 1.25s to be true alpine mountain wheels, upon consulting with the guys at Wheelbuilder.com, I went with 24 spokes for the front and 28 in the rear. These wheels took me up and down Mt. Baldy (and the rest of the >11K ft of climbing and descending that day) during the 2012 L'Etape du California, and they were absolutely rock-solid steady at speed. Sure, I have no doubt that I would have made it up and down the mountains on a 20/24 set with no problems, but for me, I quite consciously made the decision that I would trade 20g per wheel in order to have that added measure of confidence when high-speed descending and pushing it in corners. I should also mention that I went with an Alchemy ELF front hub because it features nice and wide hub flanges for a really strong wheel (the fact that is runs about 67g didn't hurt either). I have no doubt that for me at least, having complete and total confidence in my wheels more that made up for the miniscule performance difference that comes with losing 20g per wheel - making these the fastest alpine wheels for me (YMMV).

Mine have just done up for sale but only because I needed to switch from PowerTap (my rear is built around a G3 hub) to an SRM - this is in no way a comment on how these wheels perform - for their purpose (serious climbing and descending, with zero crosswind issues), these score a 10 out of 10. You will really enjoy them.

_________________
EVO Hi-Mod | 9070 di2 | Pioneer PM | Aeolus 3s/5s
SuperX Hi-Mod Disc | Sram Red | Pioneer PM
P5 | 9070 di2 | Pioneer PM | Zipp 808/Super 9 Disc
T1 | Scatto | Rolf Prima FX58/Zipp Super 9 Disc


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:35 am 
Offline
Shop Owner

Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:07 am
Posts: 997
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
You could get away with a 20/24 combo but just to be on the safer side with the low profile 1.25 go for 24/28......

_________________
www.royalbicycles.com


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Recommended Carbon Forks?

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

Point

18

1203

Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:19 am

Rick View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Recommended tubular width for Aeolus D3 3's

in Road

LRB23

0

258

Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:27 am

LRB23 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Enve 3.4 or 4.5 Tubulars ???

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

Bmwx5gcc

24

2381

Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:11 pm

mimason View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Enve 2.0 Fork

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

beatle

17

1716

Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:32 pm

beatle View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. ENVE SES 4.5 or Lightweight???

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

jerrybrabus

27

1613

Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:30 am

Denavelo View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AJS914, Delorre, MSNbot Media, Pepsi, strangely, Yahoo [Bot] and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited