Shallow Alloy Wheels

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by HenHarrier

I got the oxics about nine months ago. They look great and the brake track is holding up really well. But, and I don't know if other users found this, getting a tyre on the rim (especially at the side of the road in the cold) is incredibly difficult. I was riding schwalbe ones (not the tubeless version) and dreaded flatting.

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by exctasy

bm0p700f wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:29 am
Shallow rimmed wheelsets with low spoke count like the DT Swiss 1400 will always feel a bit sluggish.

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Why would shallow + low spoke count be a bit sluggish?
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by Weenie

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by Bigger Gear

I'm going to always vote for a handbuilt set of wheels. Something like HED Belgium+ with White Ind or Shimano DA 9000 hubs would be perfect. They might cost a bit more, but if well built they will be problem free for life. And if you do break a spoke they are easy to source, compared to some vendors complete wheel solutions.

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by bm0p700f

Sluggish is normally linked to wheels that are not very stiff. What I have noticed shallow rimmed and low spoke count always seems to feel not quite right. higher spoke count or deeper rims seems to work well. It not a weight thing either. It seems to be linked to radial/torsional stiffness.

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