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Deep rims vs Fulcrum Racing Zero

Currently I'm riding on a set of Fulcrum Racing Zero nites and I'm contemplating a set of Roval CL50's or Mavic Cosmic Pro UST as an alternative.

I guess what I'm looking for is voice of reason. Is it worth it or am I just going for aesthetics over function.

Thanks.

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  • depending on how good a rider you are i suppose. They do look good though
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,812
    edited February 2020
    I had and loved fulcrum zero nites. They were so stiff and just awesome for climbing and the descents.

    Currently have a set of roval rapide clx 40. At first I wasn't impressed but now I think they are simply brilliant. They hold speed really well (perhaps take a little longer to spin up than the fulcrums but not much in it) and climb just as well. The braking definitely isn't as good as the fulcrums, but that's not to say it's a problem and I've never struggled to stop on any descent, although I don't ride them in the wet (as they are on my best bike).

    I am about to buy a set of the 64s due to a change of discipline this season (timetrials) and was going to keep the 40s for training or riding on windy days, however, if these are of interest to you drop me a pm.

  • PM'd re clx 40's
  • Deep rims are more aero and therefore faster. No magic there. Yes the difference is noticable even if the aero wheels are heavier. They also climb as well.

    Aero wheels work. I like mine alot and when swapping them into the staro with 25mm deep rimmed wheels there about a 1 mph extra pacemaker not earth shattering but not nothing either.

    Remember aero wheel will lighten your wallet and a lighter wallet in your back pocket must be of help up a climb. O.k the last bit is not helpful.
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    edited February 2020
    ara1973 said:

    Currently I'm riding on a set of Fulcrum Racing Zero nites and I'm contemplating a set of Roval CL50's or Mavic Cosmic Pro UST as an alternative.

    I guess what I'm looking for is voice of reason. Is it worth it or am I just going for aesthetics over function.

    Thanks.

    Most people are 100% going for aesthetics over function. Stacks of them will then justify it with speed gains that are greatly exaggerated and simply aren't real.

    If you want them buy them, if you don't don't.

    It's amazing how many people you overtake who are on a bike whose aero wheels clearly aren't working.
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,518
    Ride around 10,000 miles a year, do road races, crits and time trials as well. Deep section wheels are faster when racing - end of story. If you're just bouncing along at 18mph, then they aren't.
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
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