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headwind

Hubs

Well, Im about to break into the world of ceramic bearing hubs for 2007. Ive been waiting for years to get a climbing wheel that "has it all" and Im building a set of DT Swiss RR 1.1 Rims laced to the new 190c hub



Is anyone out there riding the 1.1 rim laced to a dt swiss hub or just the rim or hub with another configuration? Ive heard good things but looking for more info.

Thanks, hw
Bartali

Headwind, they look nice. How much will the fully built up pair weigh? (You can tell I'm a weight weenie)

I'm riding Easton Ascent II at the moment which are pretty light for clinchers and thinking about ZIPP 202 in the future. Do you have any experience of ZIPP?
headwind

Hi Bartali.

By my count based on the weights as I know em, they're gonna come in at 1400 +/- 10 g without skewers. It will depend on spokes and the actual numbers. Pretty much as light as a clincher gets without going carbon, and Ive ruled it out. Had considered Topolino's which would be sub 1400 g. Ks and Eurus' are another 100+ g heavier.

I think the bene's of ceramic are impressing me, and so taking the dive. Product report after delivery and miles.

Hear great things about the ascent 2...like em?

Friend of mine has a set of 303s...loves them. But hes really tired of running tubs. If you go with them, you canhave them built to the DT Swiss hubs!

hw
CapeRoadie

Are you guys Cat 1-2's?
headwind

ha!!!!!!!!!

Ive been rolling on veritable tanks all my life...currently Mavic Cosmos. I have lots of serious uphill/downhill in my life now, and looking for help up and rock solid down.

hw
CapeRoadie

Ahh, Appalachia... Wink
tiggertoo

It's incredible how some riders fixate on the weight of various components, when all they should do is to lose a few pounds off the belly.

Because, it's cheaper, and it's good for you Cool

I ride a steel frame bike with carbon forks and Mavic wheels weighing about 21 pounds. I rode a 130 mile brevet last Saturday, carrying two water bottles, food and backpack with reservoir and completed the entire hilly ride - in the rain for much of the first half, and with a head wind coming back - including stopping for three check points, in 8 hours.

It's all about the engine, not the bike. Wink

Although, I wouldn't mind a Scott CR1 all carbon with ultegras Very Happy
mootaineer

Hey Tiggertoo...what you say is true but some of us don't have much weight left to shift - at least not easily without affecting consciousness and energy levels at work Wink

I also like a nice, lightweight bike but I do find that the lighter your bike is...the heavier your lock needs to be, in general. I don't know what it's like in other countries.

I'm quite paranoid about not having something to lock my bike with so however light my wheels are it's always +1.8kg
http://www.abus.de/us/main.asp?Sc...0104b02&artikel=4003318125287

I have to admit that I normally stop (pub, cafe) somewhere I can keep an eye on the bike so I don't often use the lock but it's better safe than sorry.
I felt sick when my old commuter got stolen. I'd probably pass out if my weekend wheels were taken away...
bbnaz

Saw a really great video short of a bicycle mechanic in NYC going out and "grading" the various locked up bikes on the street of NY. It was absolutely hilarious and if I can find a link to it, I will post it.
whenthesnowturnsblack

deep down everyone is a bit of a weight watcher, especially with wheels. with ref to the losing a bit of weight off your self rather than the wheels my understanding is that the importance of light wheels is less inertia = quicker pick up +smoother reponse to gradient changes. therefore lighter wheels are better at both the traffic lights and up a french col.

perhaps that is not the common view but recently droping 250g off my wheels showed a much bigger improvement than riding with or without an extra waterbottle.
tiggertoo

whenthesnowturnsblack wrote:
deep down everyone is a bit of a weight watcher, especially with wheels. with ref to the losing a bit of weight off your self rather than the wheels my understanding is that the importance of light wheels is less inertia = quicker pick up +smoother reponse to gradient changes. therefore lighter wheels are better at both the traffic lights and up a french col.

perhaps that is not the common view but recently droping 250g off my wheels showed a much bigger improvement than riding with or without an extra waterbottle.


I wonder if that's true - any experts with an opinion on this?
Bartali

headwind wrote:
Hi Bartali.

By my count based on the weights as I know em, they're gonna come in at 1400 +/- 10 g without skewers. It will depend on spokes and the actual numbers. Pretty much as light as a clincher gets without going carbon, and Ive ruled it out. Had considered Topolino's which would be sub 1400 g. Ks and Eurus' are another 100+ g heavier.

I think the bene's of ceramic are impressing me, and so taking the dive. Product report after delivery and miles.

Hear great things about the ascent 2...like em?

Friend of mine has a set of 303s...loves them. But hes really tired of running tubs. If you go with them, you canhave them built to the DT Swiss hubs!

hw


I love the ascent II. I'm a bit of a weight weenie and they are pretty light for clinchers. 1430g the pair I think. Also not crazy money like some light weight hoops.
Bartali

tiggertoo wrote:
It's incredible how some riders fixate on the weight of various components, when all they should do is to lose a few pounds off the belly.

Because, it's cheaper, and it's good for you Cool

I ride a steel frame bike with carbon forks and Mavic wheels weighing about 21 pounds. I rode a 130 mile brevet last Saturday, carrying two water bottles, food and backpack with reservoir and completed the entire hilly ride - in the rain for much of the first half, and with a head wind coming back - including stopping for three check points, in 8 hours.

It's all about the engine, not the bike. Wink

Although, I wouldn't mind a Scott CR1 all carbon with ultegras Very Happy


But .... the lighter the bike, the more pies you can stuff down your gob! Laughing

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