HED Stinger FR Disc VS. Mavic Comete

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vic741
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by vic741

Hey,

I Have 2 discs now but I can't deciede what disc to use this weekend in de EC TT.

The first is my own disc: Mavic comete clincher
I think it is of the year 2002 so it is already 10 years old but the hub is still running verry well.
Verry stiff disc.
weight: 1300g

The second disc I can use of a friend: HED Stinger FR Disc (tubulair)
It is the 2012 or 2011 disc only had 5TT's so still new.
It is a 90mm spoked wheel but has wheel covers.
Tony Martin used this disc on the WC last year.
less stiff
weight: 1153g

SW
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by SW

What is the course like for this TT? I would be inclined to go with the HED due to the more aerodynamic shape and also lighter, especially if it's hilly. I think the Mavic would be fine too, they are great for flat and fast courses, but my guess is the HED would be a bit quicker.

vic741
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by vic741

it's flat but a lot of corners.

they ar both lens-shaped. but the HED dis has also the 'rim-shape'

Kasparz
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by Kasparz

HED Stinger is very fast, stiff enough for me doing 45Kmh+ avg timetrials. As you said, it is already stiff wheel that has been stiffened by adding a cover.

If you already have these two discs, race HED, sell the Mavic and go for a vacation trip for you and your girl at the end of the season.

vic741
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by vic741

nice coment :)
but the hed wheel is not mine :)

but the comet is stiff enough to doe 48kmh+ TTs for me :p

Hard to decide.. I'm sure the comet is more stif but that's not the only important thing..

Kasparz
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by Kasparz

vic741 wrote:but the comet is stiff enough to doe 48kmh+ TTs for me :p

If that's with turnaround, why are you not on pro ranks?

vic741
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by vic741

beacaus the pros do 50kmH+ TT's over 50k. I'm still in the U23category. most of the TT's are only 25km, but on a fast track the winners do 50kmH...

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