Deep Profile Wheels

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Colnago68
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by Colnago68

I am considering adding a pair of deep profile wheels (say 80+ mm) to the armoury. What are your favourites and why?

HugoDrax
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by HugoDrax

I would search the forums for your answer or at least to come up with some ideas first. After you get a few that you like, come back and let people add or subtract from your ideas. Good luck with the wheel choice!

wolfesquire
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by wolfesquire

Everytime I hear deep profile wheels the first bike I think of is that drop dead SEXY spooky skeletor with campy and ENVE wheels.......brb, gotta go change my pants.

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by Zen Cyclery

I think the Enve 8.9s would be a good option. They have roughly cut brake track which makes braking grabby even in the wet. Additionally, they have a much wider profile than other options which enhances the predictability of the ride quality particularly in the corners. Additionally, they come with a 5 year warranty which is hard to match.

NGMN
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by NGMN

Remember that large depth doesn't always equate to good aerodynamics. If you are going to add the weight and take on a little more side wind sensitivity you might as well get something thats proven aerodynamic.

To that end, Enve, Hed, Zipp and Mavic all have proven aero deep wheels.

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by AttacknowAttackoften

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 80's. TUBULAR, of course :)
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by Bianchi10

Deep ENVE's are DEAD sexy!

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