With carbon clinchers, the heat from braking does not dissipate as well as it does on Al rimmed clincher wheels. Therefore if you are using them on long alpine descents, unless you are judicious in your use of your brakes (ie alternate front/rear wheel braking, giving them time to cool down), you MAY run the risk of overheating the rims and blowing the inner tube.
For that reason, I would be tempted to use Al rimmed wheels on an Etape stage...
Anyone with the carbonzone 50mm clinchers struggled to fit tyres on them?
I can not get my conti tyres on they are so tight.
Similar here, Paul. My 60mm clinchers arrived well packaged, only about a week after I ordered them and the look real cute. But they do look narrow, and trying to hook my Conti GP Tri's on to them is proving to need a fair bit of grunt. Reminds me of putting cheap, old, metal-wired tyres on. Wish me luck!
Thanks - i just ordered 5 x Conti Race 28s 60mm. Also ordered some Conti rim tape.
What is the general consensus about adding some decal bling to a chinese carbon wheel set? Im thinking some 2012 Zipp 404 decals.
Here you go!
Just need to fine tune brakes, and take it on a run.
willy b wrote:
Nice to see they have replaced the aluminium spoke nipple with steel. I've snapped two of mine now! Look nice!