Wheels for the Canyon Aeroad Disc

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Bordcla
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by Bordcla

Rode my Canyon Aeroad Disc for the 1st time this week. The bike is sensational! Climbed close to 7000 meters on it and it even does that as well as any bike I've ridden.

I rode the stock 62mm Reynolds up and down Mount Lemmon and had a bit of a concern in strong crosswinds coming down. Let's just say it was borderline skittish at times.

I had already committed to purchasing a lighter wheelset for the Haute Route Alps, and had chosen the Roval CLX 50 Disc, which are a good 300g lighter than my Reynolds.

However, given the experience of descending for 20 miles in strong crosswinds with the stock wheelset, I'm questioning whether 50mm, even with more of a modern "blunt" profile like the Rovals, is a good choice for Haute Route (which will see me descend 20,000 + meters) or whether something shallower might be better?

Would Enve 3.4 Disc wheels be any better in crosswinds and worth going with their shallower profile and steeper price, considering they are the same weight as the deeper Rovals? Or would the stability difference be only marginal?

jlok
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by jlok

get CLX32 UP front and CLX50 at the rear.

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Giant Propel Advanced SL Disc 1 < Propel Adv < TCR Adv SL Disc < KTM Revelator Sky < CAAD 12 Disc < Domane S Disc < Alize < CAAD 10

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jasjas
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by jasjas

Why not Mavics COSMIC PRO CARBON SL UST DISC ? i ve used the rim brake version and the older 52 mm Exalith ones with no issues in the Pyrenees.

64mm on a bike like the Aeroad is silly and its why i didnt buy one.

check6
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by check6

While not disc wheels and not scientifically based input, I run a set of Enve 3.4s, Zipp 303s and Zipp 404s. There is a big change in cross-wind handling as you go from the 3.4s to the 303s and the 404s can be downright exciting at times. I would think the 3.4s would serve you well both in terms of handling wind and still remain light and somewhat aero.

Stickman
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by Stickman

jlok wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:01 am
get CLX32 UP front and CLX50 at the rear.

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Agreed, go "the mullet" - it's what Giant has done for their 2018 Propel bikes. Shallower on the front wheel for crosswind stability, deeper on the back for optimal aero

Bordcla
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by Bordcla

32 mm on the front isn't just "shallower"; isn't it basically un-aero?

jlok
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by jlok

yes it's always a trade off between aero and cross-wind resistance... if more aero is needed clx50 it is then...

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dcorn
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by dcorn

According to specialized, the new wide CLX32 is more aero than their old 40mm carbon wheels.

Are you that fast going up a hill that you're worried about aero wheels? If I bought a set of wheels for climbing, they'd be very shallow (and light) like the CLX32 or 202s.

Stickman
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by Stickman

Bordcla wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:56 pm
32 mm on the front isn't just "shallower"; isn't it basically un-aero?
Admittdely the Propel 2018 uses 48mm front and 65mm rear

karmaz
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by karmaz

jasjas wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:11 am
Why not Mavics COSMIC PRO CARBON SL UST DISC ? i ve used the rim brake version and the older 52 mm Exalith ones with no issues in the Pyrenees.

64mm on a bike like the Aeroad is silly and its why i didnt buy one.
Cosmics are quite sensitive to crosswinds. At least for me, being a lighter rider, there's a noticable difference compared to my 303's.

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