toolonglegs wrote:I was wondering abut dics versus deep dish... if you had say an 808 (or similar on the front). But for the rear had the choice of disc, 1080, 808 would there really be much difference?.
Beauty of 808 on the rear is I could road race with it too and put a powertap in easily.
Never looked at those Planet X wheels before...prices are fantastic.
I'm not an expert; however a disc is always considered fastest for the rear; even moreso in crosswinds due to the sail effect. The difference between an 808 or 1080 vs a disc would be minimal; however you'd need to weigh that up against other factors, eg using a PT hub, using them for road races etc. Either way, if you are going to spend the $ and use them for racing only, go for tubulars rather than clinchers.
Planet X are pretty big in the UK and have some amazing prices, whilst their wheels may not have the bling factor of Zipps, you can't go too wrong with a set of 101/82mm wheels for 399GBP ($600 Au)
If Alex S is reading this thread, i''m sure he could put forward a more definitive answer regarding aeroness of various wheels.