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Race wheels help?

Postby BarryTas » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:49 pm

so now that i have ordered my road racing bike BMC SLR01 i had better get some race wheels

so what do you all recommend?????????

so far i have been recommended ZIPP 303s tubulars, soul c5.0t's (1.16kg tubulars) oh and 3Ts
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Race wheels?

Postby JV911 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:01 pm

hand-built TWEs in any depth you want for half the price of zipps

http://www.twebikewheels.com.au/
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby BarryTas » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:04 pm

C5.0T Carbon Tubular
www.bikesoul.com

any one have these?
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Race wheels help?

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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby dobby » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:05 pm

Before you go ahead with a race wheels purchase - please take note of the new UCI list, as there is no point getting wheels that don't conform, if you plan to race.

Here is a very current UCI list (note that neither Soul nor TWE wheels are on the list)
http://www.uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/getOb ... Y&LangId=1
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby moreegolfer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:10 pm

I wonder why Bracchianos aren't listed? I am close to pulling the trigger but not keen on getting pulled up by an officious type volunteer at an open race telling me I can't race cause my wheels are on the List.
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby turbus » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:13 pm

What's your Budget and intended use?

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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby dobby » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:45 pm

(AT) moreegolfer

The Braccianos fall within the Cycling Australia definition of a standard wheel, that is a minimum of 16 spokes and made entirely of metal - thus they are not required to be UCI approved

see thread here viewtopic.php?f=9&t=39977

Definately fall within the definition of a standard wheel (I knew all those years studying law might be useful one day - who would have thought it would be something to do with interpretation of wheel standards)
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby moreegolfer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:49 pm

Thanks Rob. I can focus now on scrounging up the folding to plonk down on a new set.
dobby wrote:(AT) moreegolfer

The Braccianos fall within the Cycling Australia definition of a standard wheel, that is a minimum of 16 spokes and made entirely of metal - thus they are not required to be UCI approved

see thread here viewtopic.php?f=9&t=39977

Definately fall within the definition of a standard wheel (I knew all those years studying law might be useful one day - who would have thought it would be something to do with interpretation of wheel standards)
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby JV911 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:30 am

dobby wrote:Here is a very current UCI list (note that neither Soul nor TWE wheels are on the list)


ah, but TWE uses readily available rims i.e. reynolds and enve/edge composites which are on the approved list

In fact Greg (TWE) sponsors and supplies wheels to a number of national pro teams
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby BarryTas » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:34 pm

tassie roads are rough, they go up, they go down, they are have wind....oh the wind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby RobRollin » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:51 pm

Having raced, in Tassie Barry you need a few sets of wheels, I would recommend a 30-40mm set for windy days and a 50mm carbon set for ideal conditions and maybe a deep set for time trialling.
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby pawnii » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:01 pm

I've had issues with TWE hubs. Both front and rear.
I hope he has changed them in the last 2 years.
Great guy and i'd buy from him again

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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby Daccordi Rider » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:26 pm

RobRollin wrote:Having raced, in Tassie Barry you need a few sets of wheels, I would recommend a 30-40mm set for windy days and a 50mm carbon set for ideal conditions and maybe a deep set for time trialling.


I have a set of Krysilium SL's which I use for everything. I have race mates with multiple wheels but I can go just as quick on one set!
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby BarryTas » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:43 pm

just looking for one set
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby bomber » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:06 pm

turbus wrote:What's your Budget and intended use?

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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby RobRollin » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:20 pm

I would look at a set of 30-40's Beaumeister wheels. Anything larger than 50's you will get blown accross the road. Also remember some of the roads we use are rough. IE last Sundays race quite few were worried about cracking their Zipp's. Especially in a group and hitting a pot hole at 40kmhr.
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Race wheels help?

Postby scotto » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:51 pm

JV911 wrote:
dobby wrote:Here is a very current UCI list (note that neither Soul nor TWE wheels are on the list)


ah, but TWE uses readily available rims i.e. reynolds and enve....

I believe my TWE wheels use Alex crostini rims. You'd think nearly a grand for a set of alex rims was insane, but for the stiffness strength and lack of weight they offer, and gregs unending assistance and warranty, they're great value ( I did spec the hubs and spokes with top shelf bits too that added a bit btw)
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby BarryTas » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:15 pm

bomber wrote:
turbus wrote:What's your Budget and intended use?

Paul


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job issues at the moment, but lets say i want change from 3k for the set
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby open roader » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:52 pm

but lets say i want change from 3k for the set


Greg at TWE made me a pair of 50mm full carbon clinchers with DT Swiss Aero spokes and smooth (but loud) hubs 20F / 24R 1,380gr (actual weight) for $1,700 plus courier delivery with greg's famous 'lifetime repair' warranty.

I use them as my every day ride, no issues after a couple of thou. km. They ride beautifully, roll forever..... blah blah blah and are every bit as good as old mate from down the road with 2010 404's fitted to the same bike as mine.

http://www.twebikewheels.com.au/

Heck - I'm like a broken record..... Greg, where's my cheque..........
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby BarryTas » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:52 pm

been offered a set of zipp 404s for 2k
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby open roader » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:46 pm

Unless you can inspect them or you know and trust the vendor I'd be avoiding 2nd hand carbon wheels sight unseen. But that's just me......

Velomine (USA) can do new 404 clinchers for just over AU $2k brand new..............

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86_235_241&products_id=1582
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby skull » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:43 pm

BarryTas wrote:been offered a set of zipp 404s for 2k


hmmmm. I am off zipp. I have flashpoints (made by zipp), they are awesome wheels but the zipp warranty is questionable. I found a defect on the wheels I only use them racing and had only done a dozen races if that. Zipp said not covered their warranty is any defect from brack line to rim is not covered by warranty. Luckily have found someone to fix it.
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Re: Race wheels help?

Postby BarryTas » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:30 am

BarryTas wrote:been offered a set of zipp 404s for 2k




new from a shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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