If you do not have a good training plan, a coach might well be a much better use of the money.
Better training will gain you far more time than equipment will.
"Steve Freides" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> RLIrwin wrote:
> > I bought my new bike last year. This year I can make another investment
> > sport and am considering a set of nice race wheels (probably zipp
> > some type of pwer measurement/training device. Just got a video from
> > on bike fitting and he says wheels could save 10-15% (depending on what
> > While they won't help my fitness, and a computrainer probably would,
> > cut more time off my bike split.
> > Any information would be appreciated.
> Information isn't what you need - it's largely a matter of opinion and personal preference. I
> don't even train with a standary bike speedometer and generally dislike gadgets that measure me
> but a new set of wheels sounds grand because, depending on what you have now, you can actually
> make yourself go faster, rider easier at the same speed, or both, more benefit as the going gets
> quicker. For keeping up with the madmen on the local weekend morning
> not-a-race-but-it-sure-feels-like-one rides, a bit of extra speed could come in handy.
> I've heard nothing but good things about the ZIPP 404's and have given them serious consideration
> myself. In the meantime I ride wheels built on older, lightweight tubular rims and weigh less than
> the 404's but aren't nearly as aero. Good for going up hills, good for acclerating, not as good
> for keeping up with the pack at 25+ mph on the flats.
> I've also heard nothing but good things about Computrainers but be aware you have several choices
> for this kind of thing.
> Everything you're considering can help you. If you've got the money and like them all, buy
> them all.