Yoeleo 38mm vs 50mm depth

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by zefs

Hello, I can't decide on which wheelset to get, I will be upgrading from 23mm aluminum wheels (Cero). I have a disc brake Giant Defy Advanced, I live in a hilly area and do not race. I am 65kg and my biggest concern is crosswinds as sometimes even the current set gives me a push at 40kph crosswinds. The Yoeleos are carbon disc brake wheels with U shape, 25mm external and 17.5mm internal if I am not mistaken.

Since I already have a low profile set I was thinking of getting the 50's but I intend to make the carbon wheels my main set so want to get the wind concern out of the equation and they are only $20 more for the higher profile. Also how will the 50's behave on descends? Thoughts?

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by apricotwalnut

50s is more aerodynamic but littler bir heavier than 38s
there is no big difference. crosswind also cannot be problem
if you live in hilly area. recommed 38s

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by AJS914

If you are going to go with carbon rims, go deep and aero otherwise you might as well get some nice aero 30-35mm aluminum rims and save money.

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by zefs

That was my thought. Weight isn't a problem as they are about +50g, what about crosswinds?

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by alcatraz

Lighter rider / v-shape profile = crosswind susceptible

If you're light and want to ride stable in crosswinds get toroidal profile.

This is my understanding...

I run 58mm toroidal's on my sub 6kg bike in the hills in this coastal city and I'm 60kg on a good day. No issues. Don't ride without holding your bars though.


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