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oreoboreo
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by oreoboreo

I have a Double Century this weekend and the weather appears to be hotter that what my 2k of training miles have been.

The ride is from Seattle Washington to Portland Oregon. I have a couple of choices one light and aero (38mm, 23mm wide FS carbon clinchers 1265 grams) and the other being HED Belgium with Chris King R45's at 1450 grams. I have about 900 miles on the Carbon wheels earlier this year and the balance on the HED wheels. With all the Century and long rides on the HED's. Just too lazy to trade them out I guess. Now I am wondering.

Opinions?

By the way the last time I rode it took 12 hours riding. I did not ride either wheels on my last Double.


203 miles; Maximum altitude: 463 feet; Total ride elevation gain: 5,600 feet mostly rollers with 2 hills.








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Scott
Let's finish the ride with a 20% grade.

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by efeballi

How is the wind? If there are crosswinds, I'd go for the Belgiums. If not, Farsports.
Faster in the wind and lighter to boot. Rolling hills are unlikely to require much braking so warping the brake track is close to impossible.



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by oreoboreo

Most of the wind is the last 40 miles and it should be a tailwind. The only braking on this route is for stop signs.
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by efeballi

Farsports. No question.


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by bm0p700f

I took my race bike with 50mm deep carbon wheels on a 170 miles ride last sunday. It was fairly windy and they were no bother. I am sure the wheels helped keep my average speed up as I was on my own the whole way. When I have ridden my other bikes with less aero wheels I have always found it harder and gone slower. 17.4 mph over that distance is pretty good me so take your most aero wheels it will help a bit unless it is very wet then you might want an alloy brake track.

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by eric

I used my farsport 38mm wheels on the Alta Alpina double century which has 20,000' of climbing (though I bailed after only 175 miles and 17,000' of climbing). I used 50mm carbon rims on the Sovang double which has only 9000' of climbing but had wind. No problems on either.
I'm undecided which to use for the Death Ride this weekend (125 miles, 15,000' of climbing) but it'll probably be the 38s.

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by oreoboreo

The distance makes sense to use the CC's, I normally use them for spirited club rides. We met a guy this past weekend training for the death ride on one of our big hill rides here in Oregon. Sure sounds like a challenge.

Thanks all for the opinions
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by Philbar72

Farsports, definitely.

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by RichTheRoadie

You're over-thinking it. Ride the reliable ones.

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by oreoboreo

BikeTart wrote:You're over-thinking it. Ride the reliable ones.


probably so, however it is what we do.
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by oreoboreo

... late update, I did ride the FS 38mm/23mm. I shaved an average of 1 mph off last years STP and arrived feeling great/ even though it was 94*. Not sure if it has anything to do with the wheels, however I did improve over 204 miles. Personally I do not think you can not use the argument of different wheels make you work harder or a placebo effect. Over 204 miles the working harder I think goes out the door on that long of an effort.

Thanks for helping me make the right choice.
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