Wheelsets question

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by red_cdale, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. red_cdale

    red_cdale New Member

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    What happened if you install different set of front and rear wheels in a bike? Is it affecting the performance?
     
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  2. RC2

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    No, you see it all the time.
     
  3. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    But it works alot better if they are both the same size.
     
  4. RC2

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    Really, that the case? Do many TTs in your day?
     
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    Anyway, the question didn't mention different sizes. Within say 700 there is often a reason to choose different wheelsets... disk in the back? 2x or 3x lacing in the back vs. radial in the front? There are plenty of instances where f and r differ, and valid reasons sure. Rec c'dale, the specifics of the f/r would driect this towards a specific concern (if indeed you had one).
     
  6. Cyclist14

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    It's a good idea, since your front wheel faces the most wind then you could probably get away with a Mavic Cosmic Carbone on the front and a Mavic Open Pro on the rear.
     
  7. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    That carbone would probably be alot of fun in the front in a strong wind.
     
  8. RC2

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    Or you can save a ton of money and just get a sit'n'spin like my 3-yr old.
     
  9. dhk

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    Yep, I wouldn't consider an aero rim on the front either. Any drag advantage disappears when riding in crosswind conditions, and if there are any gusts at all, it can really get your attention.

    A guy I ride with here has his bike set up for TT's. He's got a carbon spoke wheelset (Spinergy ?), but runs a conventional spoked wheel on front for club rides.
     
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