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Old 05-25-2019, 03:07 PM
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I've never been a fan of carbon clincher braking... Always have to wonder about brake track heat, are the tubes going to blow... Oh wait is this stupid wheel going to lock up. Even more fun on a foggy/wet day descending from a 4000'+ summit.

Not to say I haven't bought and sold a few sets, because in every other instance except a giant descent, they're awesome!

Currently hunting down a set of DT Swiss 1400 Oxic 21s... Low pro, dark grey coated aluminum and from all the reviews, the brake track coating does not come off at the first rain.
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:51 AM
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i strongly dislike my carbon wheels for braking and would not like them on a mountain type descent.

i have another set of h plus son archetypes wit bitex hubs and good spokes that spin up really nice and are tubeless. i usually ride on those all the time.

oh and heres the last 2 laps of the Winston Salem Crit, I got a little sketched out when i stood to sprint on the last stretch after i hit a manhole cover and almost went flying like i was riding a horse, you can almost see it in the shadows
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:54 PM
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ahnyone ever get hit by a car? How did you settle with insurance?
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:40 AM
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The nice thing about leaving your road bike on the trainer in your basement is you can explore all those dirt paths off the road/bike path. Found some dope bandit MTB trails and met the builder yesterday.


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Old 05-27-2019, 06:47 AM
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i strongly dislike my carbon wheels for braking and would not like them on a mountain type descent.

i have another set of h plus son archetypes wit bitex hubs and good spokes that spin up really nice and are tubeless. i usually ride on those all the time.

oh and heres the last 2 laps of the Winston Salem Crit, I got a little sketched out when i stood to sprint on the last stretch after i hit a manhole cover and almost went flying like i was riding a horse, you can almost see it in the shadows
Did I forget the link?

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Old 05-28-2019, 01:07 PM
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Thanks guys,
that seems to be the general answer. you either love them or hate them.
Always riden alum. wheels and I do down hills but always afraid of brake fade.
Reynolds has an amazing warranty
and dura ace is 2 years.
Warranty is pushing me towards the reynolds but stoping power and durability has e thinking dura ace.
Im 185 and wondering if the reynolds have a weight limit
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:32 PM
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Did I forget the link?
Damn, all of that work only to have wheel suckers slingshot past.

Awesome numbers though!
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:10 AM
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Damn, all of that work only to have wheel suckers slingshot past.

Awesome numbers though!
That finish is so bumpy, once I realized I wasn't going to be top 3-5 I didn't restart my sprint, just not worth it! I think I have good positioning skills, just need to learn how to time it right. The kid in the green helmet is a monster so I was trying to be on his wheel or better!
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:49 AM
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That finish is so bumpy, once I realized I wasn't going to be top 3-5 I didn't restart my sprint, just not worth it! I think I have good positioning skills, just need to learn how to time it right. The kid in the green helmet is a monster so I was trying to be on his wheel or better!
Were you riding as a lone wolf or did you have team riders helping?
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:28 AM
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Were you riding as a lone wolf or did you have team riders helping?
just me rolling lone wolf style! would be nice to have some tactics but as in any 4/5 race, they hardly work.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:15 PM
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just me rolling lone wolf style! would be nice to have some tactics but as in any 4/5 race, they hardly work.
We had mixed success, the problem is calling out who's going to be the one to sacrifice points in a 4/5 when everybody is fighting to get the hell out of that category and at least up to 3/4.

I always enjoyed ******* with people on false attacks with weaker dudes then counter with real ones after wheel sucking the guys we knew would bring the most trouble.

That category is always full of anomaly riders far off on the bell curve so it was mixed success for sure. I found the greatest enjoyment from ******* with people though, way more fun than a decent finish.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:30 AM
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:29 AM
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How much was the group set?
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:31 PM
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I kept it all on a spreadsheet of all costs that went into the build. I’ll look if I remember.
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:31 PM
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Cool
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:37 PM
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when your new road frame also fits 28mm gravel kings tubeless tires, it's a good bike

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Old 06-11-2019, 12:46 PM
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Went on a flat 10 mile ride after work. Trying to get back into shape. Thought I was doing well before I turned around at the 5 mile mark, was averaging about 15 mph. Straight wind in my face coming back and I was getting smoked
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:52 PM
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hah, yeah. easy to feel in good shape on flats with no wind.

right there with ya...
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:03 PM
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I’ve been riding at the beach again. 20 miles round trip and forgot how bad the headwind could be. Here’s to hoping shaved legs help.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:59 AM
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My friend bought a road bike with discs.
Friggin ammazing how it stops.

It is carbon though, and carbon wheels with 28 c tires.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:25 AM
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My friend bought a road bike with discs.
Friggin ammazing how it stops.

It is carbon though, and carbon wheels with 28 c tires.
Thatís my setup except I have 28C tires that are actually 30-31C. I donít really notice the difference vs rim brakes since it doesnít rain here and I donít ride on much hills. The best part is that I donít have to worry about the carbon wearing down compared to rim brakes
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:37 AM
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I have a set of Chinese carbon wheels with basalt braking surface and Reynolds Cryo Blue Power pads and it stops on a dime! And I’m comparing to my mountain bikes with XT and X0 hydro discs. I don’t know how they perform in the wet but in the dry... it’ll launch you over the bars if you’re not careful.
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:10 PM
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I have a set of Chinese carbon wheels with basalt braking surface and Reynolds Cryo Blue Power pads and it stops on a dime! And I’m comparing to my mountain bikes with XT and X0 hydro discs. I don’t know how they perform in the wet but in the dry... it’ll launch you over the bars if you’re not careful.
While I feel this way when I'm on my carbon wheels for a long time, when I switch back to an alloy rim (on another bike, or whatever) it's like night and day. Stopping in the rain is downright death defying and you almost need to anticipate your braking and hold them maybe 2-3 seconds until the rim is dry and the pads bite. I have some china carbons and swiss stop pads and they are great when its dry, but once it brake track is wet, its pretty scary.

If you end up getting a set of carbon wheels, keep the alloy wheels you have and buy another cassette to throw on for rainy days. I just switched back to my carbons (race wheel time!) and it took me 3 minutes to swap out the pads and swap them back on.

Plus, if you have a carbon wheelset, you might as well put some fancy fast tires and light tubes in it to get the full benefit!
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:51 AM
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damn guys, I'm down nearly 50 pounds from where I was at Christmas, and words can hardly describe how much more comfy I am on my road bike. Getting noticeably faster, too, which hasn't happened in the 6 years I've been commuting 30 miles round trip to work, until now during these past few months.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:11 AM
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damn son! keep at it. you may even notice some more flexibility and make your fit a little bit more comfortable/efficient too.
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