My opinion is that deep V rims like you suggest have limited value on a road (or crit) bike due to their cross sectional size, limited aero gain (versus 50mm) and porky weight gain (again vs 50).....generally speaking 50ish wheels on a road bike is the cat's meow.......just ask any protour racer......most of whom have access to a variety of rim depths.......
If you just want to experience it, have some fun and look cool.. then why not? You aren't racing, you are just trying to enjoy the sport.
I just picked up a set of Reynolds Sixty Six clinchers, I currently ride on Shimano RS80 C24s.. so quite a jump in rim depth.. I too was worried about crosswinds etc and was going to get the Forty Six's.. Yes, they would've been more practical, but heck.. you do only live once and I don't regret it one bit.
I'm a heavier rider (190-200lbs), so I probably won't get blown around as much as lighter riders would..
2011 Cannondale SuperSix 5 - 15.35 lbs / 6.96 kg
My Nemesis / Royce come out for the rougher stuff but if the roads are clean and dry I run with the Enve nine times out of ten.
The 5 year warranty and lifetime crash replacement is hard to argue with too.
carbon2329 wrote:There isn't anything wrong with a deep rim, just for the fun of it. Life is too short.
I ride 25mm-65mm rims. I race a little, but parts like this are just a lot of fun.
I have never had a rim deeper than 65, but my only concern with anything deeper is weight. I am a WW (hence I am here ) so it is always a compromise.
If it is in the budget, and you like them, go for it.
(if you "shouldn't" because you ""can't use them to there full potential"", then there should be no road legal sports cars either, at least in the U.S., because you can't go faster than 80 mph, legally, so we should all be driving a Ford Focus, because they go 80mph just fine, so we shouldn't get anything more fun or better)
I love it! I have actually used tha analogy before, but I didn't think anyone else did!
Yes, if you want them get them and use them as a tool when the condition call for them. You may not be racing but who doesn't want to ride faster and if you ride faste you rude farther. And the you will see more cool stuff on your ride.
nathanong87 wrote:u dont race, so what are u training for? .
So, if the op isn't racing maybe he should just ride a recumbent.
Ride what you like
I have Reynolds 66. I haven't found them to be too difficult to handle in the wind.
Tinea Pedis wrote:DMF wrote:deep wheels are the most fun you can have with your pants on!!
Only thing better is running a disk.
It's like having your own, private, stereo every time it is on.
That alone makes it worth doing a TT
I've actually been eyeing up a disc as a spare, to complement the 82's, just for occasional use and purely for the noise... That sound gives me goose bumps, and in all fairness - there is no better excuse to get something, anything really, than when said thing gives you literal goose bumps...
Any speed gain or gain otherwise is just a bonus, I just want the rising neck hair really
They are not real comfortable, but man do they scream. adds a lot of fun to my sat/sunday rides.
Also, I never complained on any of the climbs. I don't exactly live in the Alps.
"If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up"
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