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Do I need winter wheels?

JohnChristopherJohnChristopher Posts: 14
edited September 2013 in Road buying advice
Hi! I was just wondering was there any people on here who use their good wheels during winter time? I have a pair of Campagnolo Eurus wheels on a bike that I recently bought, which I plan on using primarily on the road all year round. Will riding them in winter put excessive wear on them?

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  • It is largely up to the roads you ride in winter... some parts of the country have pretty good roads in winter... but if you have trees around, chances are they will be wet and full of censored
  • ianbarianbar Posts: 1,353
    its a good excuse to buy some new wheels...then some extra special summer wheels! generally i would have thought just winter tyres rather than wheels are more important.
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  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    ianbar wrote:
    generally i would have thought just winter tyres rather than wheels are more important.
    depends though....lovely wheels with winter tyres on crappy wet roads will still grind your brake tracks away. It's not the quality of the tyres that will save your nice wheels. Quality tyres might just provide better grip in the wet and increased puncture resistance...

    PP
  • bucklesbuckles Posts: 694
    Depends if you plan on riding in the rain, or on wet roads, or roads that have been gritted. I use Open Pros on 105 all year round for training and save my 'best' wheels for racing in the summer.
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  • Stick some Khamsin's on. Or Racing 7
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  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Stick some Khamsin's on. Or Racing 7

    +1 to above. Eurus too good to ride extensively throughout winter.
  • Thanks for the responses. Most of the roads around here are quite tree lined and the tractors do pull out some mud onto the roads.
    I have a pair of wheels with 6700 Ultegra hubs which I bought from a friend that I used on my last bike. Is it possible to convert them to Campagnolo?
  • I wouldn't use Eurus on wet mucky roads all winter. The grime really does wear the rims down.

    Sirocco's are great however.
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    Buckles wrote:
    Depends if you plan on riding in the rain, or on wet roads, or roads that have been gritted. I use Open Pros on 105 all year round for training and save my 'best' wheels for racing in the summer.

    I think the original post implies riding them all winter long, including in whatever weather the winter throws at them.

    PP
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