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I'm looking seriously at getting some new track wheels.
I don't see any point in going for anything but a disc wheel. I hear conflicting story's ranging between there been bugger all difference between them to the opposite.
Someone mentioned that TWE has a disk wheel for $800, haven't checked that out. Mail order there seems to be plenty of options between $900 and $1,500. I don't object to paying more if there's value in that purchase. One that stuck out at me today was an FF one;
With the current discount, it works out at $840 delivered, so its a cheap option.
This seems to be a mine field. There are so many options;
- Deep dish conventional spokes
- Solid spoke wheels - 3, 4, 5 spokes
My head hurts working this one out
But wait, there's more
Some disc wheels can be converted between track and road. I also need TT wheels, so I've had passing thoughts about using for both, but it brings up questions about tyres and braking surfaces.
Firstly I have to say get in contact with Greg (from TWE) he will look after you, I wouldnt buy wheels from anyone else now. I dont know how much they will be from him but he does look after his customers.
On the front wheel, I would go with a deep dish wheel, it will be more useful on outdoor tracks, if you are planning on doing the Christmas carnival or other track opens.
The difference between a trispoke and a deep dish is very minimal (which is why you still see deep dishes at international level) however the wheel of choice seems to be either a 3 or 4 spoke on the front at the moment so maybe look into that.
Most pro's seem to be using Mavic Disc and Mavic 5 spoke. Is there any aero data on the front wheels?
The Pro-Light wheel is on the same web site for about another $100. Once again, not a big difference in cost, but what's the difference?
I spoke to Sean Eadie a little while ago. He said (in reference to sprinters) that a disc rear wheel was worth 1/10th of a second over 200m with the top sprinters.
So I have no doubt that it would make a difference no matter who you are
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The Pro-Lite is road and track compatible, its also one of very few disc's that the manufacturer will warranty for track tandem usage which should tell you something about the strength.
Someone used mine like a BMX jump last week and there isn't a mark on it. Actually the guy who rode over it barely had a mark on him since he landed on top of me but its all good
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