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Low profile Front wheel, Bora Ultra 35 or Schmolke TLO30 w/ White Industries

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:23 pm
by mendiz
I am thinking about a front wheel carbon with maximum stiffness again this time in carbon. Schmolke TLO tubular has the option of 20,24 and 28 holes with hubs White Industries over Carbon Ti for reliability I think. But I think too Bora Ultra 35 is the other option. I do not consider Enve. My mechanic says that with 70 kgs 20 spokes are enough, but with experience of Rolf Prima Elan alu with 20 spokes I do not want another wheel with so few spokes although carbon is not alu.

Low profile Front wheel, Bora Ultra 35 or Schmolke TLO30 w/ White Industries

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:23 pm
by Weenie

Re: Low profile Front wheel, Bora Ultra 35 or Schmolke TLO30 w/ White Industries

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:49 pm
by kgt
I would also consider Corima

Re: Low profile Front wheel, Bora Ultra 35 or Schmolke TLO30 w/ White Industries

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:23 pm
by mendiz
Thanks, @kgt, Corima are very stiff and sexy, one question, I use Meilenstein tubular 24 mm width with 25 Veloflex Roubaix. With Gipfelsturm do you use 23 or 25 mm tubular? I think that with 25 mm will be so much round the tubular around the rim,no? I did not think LW low profile because narrow width, and I thought they will announce low profile with width wheel but is not the case.

Re: Low profile Front wheel, Bora Ultra 35 or Schmolke TLO30 w/ White Industries

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:01 pm
by kgt
I now have 25mm both front and rear. I used to have 23mm front and 25mm rear for a few years.
IME 25mm is not too much at all. In the case of well glued tubular tires there are no negative issues. Just better grip and higher comfort. I actually prefer them to 23-25 combo although a 23 vs. a 25 make little difference at the front wheel. At the rear wheel the comfort provided by a 25mm tubular is more pronounced.