toolonglegs wrote:jimboss wrote:toolonglegs wrote:I would run deep dish everyday if I could as well. 50mm is a nice training wheel... wind doesn't bother me.
"Train heavy / race light" sounds great... but it makes no difference to your fitness, your training is just slower with the same power output.
I would quite like to try the Fulcrum Wind 50's on my CX bike in the mud
If you are building strength / power, doesn't training heavy help this?
If I have a power meter on my bike and go out and hold 350 watts for an hour... does it matter how much the wheels weigh?. If the wheels are 1 kilo or 2 I am still holding the same power output.
Yes the light weight wheels will feel lighter when I put them on and I may accelerate quicker and climb quicker... but that isn't making any difference to the amount of power I apply to the pedals.
Sure I get that, if you switch from one bike to another on the same day then power output doesn't change.
But intuitively it would make sense that if you go out and climb hills with heavier wheels (or bricks in your backpack) regularly as part of your training, over time you will get stronger, more powerful, faster.