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Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:44 pm
by 07stuntin6r
So I am going to be sent to Germany for 4 months this May and was wondering if I should take my carbon wheels Reynolds AR58 or bring the stock Axis wheels that came on my Allez sprint. I will be staying around Ramstein and this will be my first time so I am not sure how the terrain is going to be. I am from Florida so its basically just flat and some hills.

Re: Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:58 pm
by RocketRacing
It it were me i would bring the reynolds. You only live once. If roads are sketchy, fire on wider tires and drop your pressures

Re: Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:58 pm
by Weenie

Re: Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:13 pm
by AJS914
You can look at the Strava heatmap to see where people ride and then you drive around with Google Street View to get a sense of those roads.

Re: Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:27 pm
by 07stuntin6r
Yeah I could do that one day when I'm bored AJS. I want to bring my Reynolds I just have a fear of accidently hitting some pot hole. I mean I do have a lifetime warranty now that I think of it. I just cant find the serial numbers to them!

Re: Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:39 pm
by jfranci3
IIRC the river front trails are dirt, everything else is paved.

One thing to consider is that the wheels are the hardest thing to ship as they are the biggest and widest. If you've got your bike in a soft box/bag, the wheels are the side protection. You may want to consider one-waying the stock Axis wheels unless you have a wet tire / trainer tire setup on them.

Re: Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:53 pm
by 07stuntin6r
jfranci3 wrote:IIRC the river front trails are dirt, everything else is paved.

One thing to consider is that the wheels are the hardest thing to ship as they are the biggest and widest. If you've got your bike in a soft box/bag, the wheels are the side protection. You may want to consider one-waying the stock Axis wheels unless you have a wet tire / trainer tire setup on them.
I do have a case like this but I have to see what type of shape it’s in from being in storage. Got gp4000 on the stock wheels and corsa g on my Reynolds.

https://m.probikekit.com/cycling-access ... 9fEALw_wcB


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Re: Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 pm
by 07stuntin6r
Also just remembered my stock wheels are 10sp I put a sram 11sp cassette on but I might put bald on the 105 cassette instead


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Re: Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 pm
by Weenie

Re: Wheel choice for new terrain

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:31 pm
by Marin
07stuntin6r wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:27 pm
hitting some pot hole.
Roads are probably quite a bit better than in the US.