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blueturtle
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by blueturtle

Hi,need some advice. I will soon be riding a Gentlmans two up 10 mile flat time trial (i will be in the slipstream for the majority of the distance) My bike is a Cervelo r3sl. My quandry is ,what wheels to use.I have the choice of two wheelsets. Enve 3.4 clinchers with Pro 4 tyres or Reynolds mv32u tubs with velox carbon tyres. Your comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

nemeseri
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by nemeseri

I'd definitely pick the Enve 3.4 over the reynolds. Clinchers are often faster than tubs (mostly depends on the glue job) and it's a bit deeper. The pro 4 and the veloflex carbon are probably very similar from a crr point of view. You didn't mention the width of the pro 4.

If you can spend a little and the pavement is nice, I'd pick up a set of Specialized Turbo Cotton 24 front and 26 in the back. If that's too expensive, you can use conti grand prix TT tires or the attack / force combo. If the pavement is less than ideal, I'd stick with the tried and tested conti gp4000 (23 front / 25 back). BUT I'm not sure it'd be an improvement over the pro 4 (probably not).

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by CrankAddictsRich

nemeseri wrote:I'd definitely pick the Enve 3.4 over the reynolds. Clinchers are often faster than tubs (mostly depends on the glue job) and it's a bit deeper. The pro 4 and the veloflex carbon are probably very similar from a crr point of view. You didn't mention the width of the pro 4.

If you can spend a little and the pavement is nice, I'd pick up a set of Specialized Turbo Cotton 24 front and 26 in the back. If that's too expensive, you can use conti grand prix TT tires or the attack / force combo. If the pavement is less than ideal, I'd stick with the tried and tested conti gp4000 (23 front / 25 back). BUT I'm not sure it'd be an improvement over the pro 4 (probably not).


I love that every one of your recommendations is a staggered set up... :beerchug:
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by spdntrxi

3.4s for sure

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by CrankAddictsRich

Just realized that I forgot to answer. I'd say 3.4's as well.
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