Slowbike wrote:Matthewfalle wrote:Slowbike wrote:Ignoring the additional wear & tear that arguably occurs in inclement weather ...
there's another reason for having training/winter wheels - you use them in the winter, when you're just getting in easy miles/easy rides - then, when the sun comes out, put the good wheels on - suddenly feels so much better & faster - instant training benefits!
nah - use nice stuff all year round as theres no point having obermayers in the garage and you in the graveyard.
You wouldn't ride your best road bike on a cyclocross race - so why take it out in the grotty weather? If that principle works - then you can apply that to components too. If that doesn't work, then yer - ride what you want when you want.Matthewfalle wrote:so long as ypu look after it it will be fine. its a bicycle not the space shuttle.
Having heard the GRIND of the grit against the rims on a winters commute ... I'm happy with my choice to use the more robust bike/wheels for general use, then take the best bike out when the weather suits.Matthewfalle wrote:you worked for the money to buy them so enjoy them. you wouldn't arrange a date with Nina and go out with Janet Street Porter would you? So why ride rubbish?
If you owned a #inserttypeofparticularlynicebutexpensivecarhere# - would you want to take it to the supermarket to do the shopping? Or would you have a cheap runaround that didn't matter so much when some d#ck doors it...
1. of course you wouldn't but yes, I do use N1 in the grotty weather and the new S3 is used for everything. road bike to cyclicross race is a ridiculius example. road bike to canal pth/gravel track is closer and yes, bikes with tubs and deep rims do get ridden on these.
2. Good for you. Personally lifeis too short to ride rubbish.
3. Of course ypu do. its a car. its there to be used. the AMG gets taken to Edwyn's, filled with stuff to go to the dump, school run, in the snow/rain/whatever. Its just a car.
It gets biffed it gets repaired. It gets smashed up, buy another. its just a car/bicycle/whatever.
Bit weird to keep all this stuff to be used three times a year if you ask us.