Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

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Platti
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Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Platti » Tue Jun 11, 2019 19:35 pm

Currently riding a Pinarello F8 which has Fulcrum Racing 3's on it.

Wanting to move up to carbons and love the look of a deeper rim so looking at 50's.

Was considering the Prime RR-50 V2 Carbon Clinchers (£569.99) or some Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbons (£686.99).


Not really up on wheels and the weights - Mavic 1650g, Prime 1607g, Fulcrum 1560g make it seem a decision not worth making.

Appreciate there's lots on offer out there - looking to purchase through the Bike to Work Scheme so it feels free and it keeps it off the radar to allow an increase in the n+1 soon :twisted:, which then keeps me limited on stores to use. Will spend up to the full £1000 but a bonus if I don't.

Just after a nod to say it's worth it before I order.

Thanks

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Imposter » Tue Jun 11, 2019 19:40 pm

If you want them and can afford them, then it's worth it. Justifying the actual, real-world benefits is going to be a lot more difficult though...

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Slowmart » Tue Jun 11, 2019 19:45 pm

If they make you ride more then they are worth it.

I noticed the lighter weight and quicker acceleration for the first 5 minutes after which point any perceived advantage drops away.

They look the nuts though
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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Matthewfalle » Tue Jun 11, 2019 19:51 pm

Completely worth it - I have them on all my bikes (albeit it tubs but the principle is still the same)

Nicer to ride
Look cooler
Aero benefits
Latest rim widths etc that you would be looking for in clinchers
Make a cracking noise
Make you feel good about your bike
Make you want to ride your bike
Make you smile and laugh
Make iother people even more jealous of your bike
Usuable all year round
Yours will be free.

Very very limited downsides - in fact, apart from some people saying that cross wionds affect them (imo & experience winds only affect 80mm upwards, 50s are fine)

The only advice I can say is to get them as plain as possible: that way you can change them from bike to bike without them looking weird or aging - I have a set of Mk1 Planet X 50s that are perfect and lovely wheels but have decals on them that have aged.

But them Buy them. Buy them now. And be sure to post a picture

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Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Platti » Tue Jun 11, 2019 20:00 pm

Well I'm obviously in then !

Mavs or Primes ?

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby MrB123 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 20:06 pm

Shame the Prime Black Editon seem to be constantly out of stock at the moment.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Rollemynot » Tue Jun 11, 2019 20:25 pm

MrB123 wrote:Shame the Prime Black Editon seem to be constantly out of stock at the moment.


Go to Zuus then... oh maybe not!

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Step83 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 20:33 pm

These look peelable if you dont like the stickers

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/prime-rr-50-se ... -wheelset/

The main benefits with mine I find it once they spin up they hold speed, and above say 20mph you do notice the benefit.

But on the flip side you notice turning more as your turning more of a sail,not as much an issue on new shape rims but my old slab sides cross winds are not fun. .

That said, I love riding on them, you get compliments an jealous looks, plus the noise, its that classic whirr, an out the saddle its only better.

Plus, they look banging with tan walls... (My OE Reynolds Strike SDV 66, 66mm deep rims)

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Daniel B » Tue Jun 11, 2019 20:42 pm

Mavismc Cosmics with the exalith rims would be my advice out of those 2.

Decals come off easy enough (ime) with the help of a hair dryer, and inkmyride will knock you up new decals in what ever colour you fancy.
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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Shirley Basso » Tue Jun 11, 2019 20:46 pm

Get chinese ones. Same rims and same hubs as most places. 1/2 the price.

Farsports, hongfu/dengfu, flyxii, light-bicycle.

Any rim width, depth, braking surface, spoke count, hub type, tyre interface you can ask for.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Matthewfalle » Tue Jun 11, 2019 20:55 pm

Step83 wrote:These look peelable if you dont like the stickers

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/prime-rr-50-se ... -wheelset/

The main benefits with mine I find it once they spin up they hold speed, and above say 20mph you do notice the benefit.

But on the flip side you notice turning more as your turning more of a sail,not as much an issue on new shape rims but my old slab sides cross winds are not fun. .

That said, I love riding on them, you get compliments an jealous looks, plus the noise, its that classic whirr, an out the saddle its only better.

Plus, they look banging with tan walls... (My OE Reynolds Strike SDV 66, 66mm deep rims)

Image



pwoooaaarrr. proper wheels

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Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Matthewfalle » Tue Jun 11, 2019 20:56 pm

more deep rimming action here....

#deep

Image[/url]Cervelo 1 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/158697579@N03/][/img]
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Step83 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:00 pm

Shirley Basso wrote:Get chinese ones. Same rims and same hubs as most places. 1/2 the price.

Farsports, hongfu/dengfu, flyxii, light-bicycle.

Any rim width, depth, braking surface, spoke count, hub type, tyre interface you can ask for.



Good point, plus lots use Bitex or Novatec hubs both known alright brands and easy to maintain

Danke Matt, those 80's look mad.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Matthewfalle » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:01 pm



those stickers are exactly what I was talking about - vile.

heat gun or hair dryer asap.

also have a look at Planet X - Visions are in the sale and so are Selcof, which are Chinese rim plus Novatec hubs - same wheel as PX but with a different sticker.

Avoid Hunts: massively overpriced, not that great and built with the same components in the same factory by the same guy as every other Chinese wheel but with a 50% mark up.

#deep
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Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Matthewfalle » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:02 pm

Step83 wrote:
Shirley Basso wrote:Get chinese ones. Same rims and same hubs as most places. 1/2 the price.

Farsports, hongfu/dengfu, flyxii, light-bicycle.

Any rim width, depth, braking surface, spoke count, hub type, tyre interface you can ask for.



Good point, plus lots use Bitex or Novatec hubs both known alright brands and easy to maintain

Danke Matt, those 80's look mad.


Bitte.

Can you post a link to your tires when you have a mo' please - I may need some when I get back.

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Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Matthewfalle » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:03 pm

Shirley Basso wrote:Get chinese ones. Same rims and same hubs as most places. 1/2 the price.

Farsports, hongfu/dengfu, flyxii, light-bicycle.

Any rim width, depth, braking surface, spoke count, hub type, tyre interface you can ask for.


exactomondo. Also Carbonzone.

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Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:04 pm

Platti wrote:Well I'm obviously in then !

Mavs or Primes ?


The Prime BlackEdition are the ones to get, 27mm wide rims and tubeless.
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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Matthewfalle » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:04 pm

Platti wrote:Well I'm obviously in then !

Mavs or Primes ?



links?

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Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Wayne Plunger » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:07 pm

Matthewfalle wrote:more deep rimming action here....

#deep

Image[/url]Cervelo 1 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/158697579@N03/][/img]


Deep rimming action???

I thought this was a cycling forum !!!

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Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Postby Shirley Basso » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:51 pm

It's a front (or a back?) for deep rimming. Especially if big and black.


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