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scottmmw
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by scottmmw

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/fast-forward-f6 ... -wheelset/

Hello all, noticed these on wiggle at what seems to be a good price with loyalty discount at £1300 with a dtswiss 180 hub. Has anyone got any reviews or thought on these wheels? Going to mainly used for flat crits and road racing.
They've got a 22.4mm rim width and I would look to run 25mm vitttoria corsa g+ tubs, or would I be better using a narrower tyre to match the rim profile? I would of preferred a wider rim but the price seems reasonable here.

Thanks, Scott

Ginsterdrz
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by Ginsterdrz

I've had a set with the DT240 hubs which I shopped around and bought at £999. I've read that the 180 hubs aren't as reliable and stiff as the 240's. I sold mine for £625. The wheels were light, very fast and stiff enough. I had 22mm Conti Comps on which were a perfect width aero wise. 25mm would probably bulge and be wider than the rim. Great for crits/circuit racing. My advice-try eBay for a 2nd hand 240 set with tubs already fitted saving you loads!

scottmmw
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by scottmmw

Thanks for that. The rim profile width does put me off as I would ideally want to use 25mm tyres and have them as flush as possible. Most pros are now using 25mm and steered away from 23mm

Ginsterdrz
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by Ginsterdrz

My Bora 35 tubs are 24.2mm wide and the 25mm Comps again sit pretty much parallel with the brake track.

scottmmw
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by scottmmw

Ginsterdrz wrote:My Bora 35 tubs are 24.2mm wide and the 25mm Comps again sit pretty much parallel with the brake track.


Thanks, ive read somewhere to is an optimal 105% of tyre width V rim width, is that correct or is it the other way round, 105% rim width V tyre width?

Kurets
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by Kurets

More than 105% and you will get an increase in drag due to tubulence behind the bulging tyre.

scottmmw
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by scottmmw

Hung off buying for now, rim width being the only put off, if they were 25mm I would of bought some!

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