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flyingelephant




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:30 am    Post subject: The wheel deal. Reply with quote

Zipp 404? or the 303? Maybe Reynolds? Need to be a jack of all trades, tri, TT, race. Light, strong and clincher and not so expensive so as to break the bank!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't answer you directly Mr Elephant but can throw another problem into the pot.

I learnt yesterday that some wheels aren't 'Kona legal'. I knew you weren't allowed discs in Kona (because of the winds) but didn't realise it went down to deep rim wheels as well. Apparently Zipp 404's are legal whereas 909's aren't.

So even if you have a tiny smattering of a chance of ever getting to Kona you'll need to think about this as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flyer,

I honestly don't think that you could notice any performance differences between most of the top end wheels (Zipp 404s, Campag Bora, Reynolds etc) They are all very good. I would go for (and did) fairly deep all carbon rim jobs (I ride an old Zipp440 on the front and a new 404 on the back). Get yourself some of the brake pads designed for carbon rims too, as they work much better.

A lot of it comes down to how much cash you have to spend. The Corima carbon deep rims seem to be a bit of a bargain and are VERY light.

http://www.parker-international.co.uk/ProductDetails/mcs/productID/2079/groupID/8/categoryID/64/v/d889b790-8c70-4921-b3b0-ccfcf73f5a53

If you've got money coming out of your ears, try these...

www.ada.prorider.org

You often see them being ridden by the pros with their sponsors stickers on. Oh please God, let me win the Lottery. Cool
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John




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Elephant - how about the HED Alps wheels? 740 the set. Here: http://www.hedaerolab.com/main_site.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my Hed Alps from the states for 530. Vat & shipping added another 70. A damn site cheaper than anywhere in the UK. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just booking my US holiday for next June, and I can't wait to try out the bike shops there. HED3s are calling my name! Very Happy

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Paisley




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HED3 are nice and I have just been out on my mates bike which he has lent me and is equipped with them, however they are a bit touchy when there is a wind (in fact they twitch more than Stan Collymores Y fronts ) and would recommend the big rim and spokes like the HED alps as they are suitable for more terrain/weather conditions.

Remember that the pro's change their bikes all the time (top of a hill ) etc and can change the bike accordingly whilst we dont usually have such exhaustable funds and have to settle for a jack of all solution
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John




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep Paisley that's my logic too. I reckon I'll be getting the Alps for now, then maybe at some point in the future get a HED3 rear. If doing so won't get me relegated to sleeping on the couch for the rest of my life Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some wheels aren't 'Kona legal'

Is this correct? I can understand that the organiser may recommend not to use disc wheels, but the final decision must be down to the individual. Is'nt Kona run uder the same WTC as all other Im races?

Not that it's likley to affect me as I'll never be fast enough to qualify.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mister H wrote:
I'll never be fast enough to qualify.



Welcome to TT.

Never say never!! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got Zip 404's on my TT bike and can't recommend them enough

But I will anyway

They are great Wink

At my level (which is slow) I'd agree with Redbikers comment I probably wouldn't be able to notice the difference between the top end wheels.

I love the look of the Mavic deep rimmed wheels, gorgeous
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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some wheels aren't 'Kona legal'


Yep, this is true. The race organisers publish a list of wheels that are legal for use on the Hawaii course. You can't use discs on the back (or front) for obvious reasons, some of the very deep rims wheels (like Hed Deep and the new extra deep Zipps) are OK for the back wheel but not aloud on the front. I'm not sure what the situation is if you've got some obscure make of wheel that the race organisers have never heard of.

Maybe I'll start to worry about this if I ever qualify.!?! Mad
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