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javidrjavidr Posts: 109
edited August 2019 in Road general
Hi

I have a trek domane 2.3 with the standard bontrager wheels. Im thinking on buying this one for the turbo trainer -- https://www.evanscycles.com/shimano-rs1 ... l-EV353526

im not sure if this wheel is better than my current one, and i should use this one for the road, and the current one for the turbo trainer.

Can any of you advise on this? I dont really know at which parameters i should look when comparing wheels

Thanks

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,402
    The wheel in the link is a front wheel. Not much use as a turbo wheel...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    haven't we already answered this for you in your other thread?

    #confusion
    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.
  • javidrjavidr Posts: 109
    Nope, this question is about which wheel is better. The other one was about to buy a spare wheel, but now I wonder which wheel is better
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    go for the £30 one off the other thread if you insist on buying one.

    #noneedtospendthemoney
    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.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    The wheel you’ve listed has a higher rate of mechanical energy return by virtue of the different spokes and lacing pattern.

    It will make for a more realistic “road feeling” on the turbo and create less environment specific performance improvement. Ensure you wear compression socks for post turbo recovery for maximum effect. You should also consider your post turbo nutrition to replace lost minerals and possibly whey proteins to facilitate muscle repair and growth.

    Ensure you have a turbo specific tyre or you’ll mash a normal road tyre in no time.

    Finally only ever use dura ace cassettes on a turbo wheel.
  • javidrjavidr Posts: 109
    Maybe that’s too much. I just need to know which wheel to use on the turbo and which one on the road
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited August 2019
    we answered that question in your first thread.

    #firstthread
    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.
  • JaviDR wrote:
    Maybe that’s too much. I just need to know which wheel to use on the turbo and which one on the road
    Get a tricycle and use both.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    JaviDR wrote:
    Maybe that’s too much. I just need to know which wheel to use on the turbo and which one on the road
    Get a tricycle and use both.
    Or a tandem and get someone else to do the work
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Or some lube and sort it out yourself
  • javidrjavidr Posts: 109
    Ah, you were trying to be funny. Nice try...
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Use the new wheel on the turbo. Then you'll still have matching wheels when you're out on the road.

    Why are you worrying about turbo wheels anyway? The sun is shining; get outside and listen to the birdsong!
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    keef66 wrote:
    Use the new wheel on the turbo. Then you'll still have matching wheels when you're out on the road.

    Why are you worrying about turbo wheels anyway? The sun is shining; get outside and listen to the birdsong!
    He’s pro and serious
  • craigus89craigus89 Posts: 887
    I don't know the history of this, but what people seem to be trying to say is: they're both low-end 'budget' wheels so it won't make a hint of difference.

    Don't over think it.
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