I am a climber from Europe, I weigh 56kg and I am 180cm tall. I would like you to recommend me perfect frame and wheels for the mountains, but I would also like it to be good on the flat. Weight of the frame and wheels isn't the only issue although. I also need them to last long and be resistant.
I would like my wheels to be high rim ( 50 mm or more ) but also resistant because the roads are not very good in my country
My budget is quite low: 1500EUR for the frame and 1000EUR for the wheelset.
Or you can recommend me whole bike for 3500eur with high rim wheels that is lightweight and also bulletproof.
Thank you !
IMO for a climbing wheel i'd say you should look at all carbon tubs, just a thought but you might be able to pick up a set of nice shimano wheels just now at a really good price due to the whole need to upgrade for 11 speed thing and have a little more for a frame ?
Wheels? At your weight pick anything you like but if you have never tried 50 mm wheels in high wind on a descent, you may want to reconsider. It can get scary for the light weight guys. You also need to keep in mind that you need some cash reserves if you plan to ride tubular tire regularly - the good ones cost $$$ and there is no point in ride bad tubbies.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.
The first question should be which geometry do i need to suit my fit ?
The next question should be do I prefer shallow rims or deep profile and at which speeds do i ride ?
What you feel good riding and suits you makes you comfortable and faster.
Nobody can tell you the answer really, only you can.
It's like asking a guitar player which guitar he needs, only he can find that out.
Just try stuff out and figure out what works for you.
I sugget you get some steel rims and conti Giro tubs.. they would be bomb proof and unlikley to slow you down... (enough !!)
Joking aside.. the Bontager Aeolus 3d3 tubs are such a good all rouder.. they are my fave wheelset now, slightly ahead of HED stinger 4's.... I'd invest in these and not worry about the rest of the bike...
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Erik13 wrote:Or you can recommend me whole bike for 3500eur
Luckily, for you, you live in Europe.
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 w/ Dura Ace will be just a little bit above your budget, at 3799€
Or if you prefer Campagnolo
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 "Pro" at the same price, 3799€
But, really, at your weight - and if you really work on your training, the bike won't be an issue holding you back. At which point you can save about 1200€ from your budget and go for one of these:
Canyon Ultimate CF 9.0 "Pro" with Campagnolo Chorus
Also check their outlet for good deals if you find your size:
Overall, if you save money you can use that to upgrade components.
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