Disc wheels...



  • Well, when ya die, I didn't think they built a frickin' post box in the coffin!
  • I think they just claim off your estate anyway.

    Ho hum.

    Check out these beauuudddies :
  • Back to cycle porn
  • Ooooooooh! Lovely bottom bracket!
  • Them dustbin lid wheels get right on my nerves- what a racket- no much cheaper to buy a bell if you want to warn people of your approach.
  • I'll have the red and yellow trek one, that looks suitably flash.
  • You can't Mon - that goes with my kit - I baggsied it already !
  • i wonder if i can get a 10yr guarantee on a carbon frame ?
  • Will,
    only if you do it over the phone and they don't see you man mountain proportions in person!!!!

    But am told trek do lifetime carbon frame warrantees.. (?)
  • (I believe Trek also employ a crack team of assassins so that the lifetime guarantee never needs to be used. Allegedly.)

  • Nice one Cougie...!!

    WW, you have been warned... watch out for 'grassy knolls' as you bike along!!
  • MMMmmmm i'm just a meer slip of a lad .... honest
  • I don't want to be flash here - oh ok I do, but I have one of those Carbon Giants, and yes it is superlight and super smooth and quite firmly puts me in the all the gear no idea camp. I think it comes with a 5 yr guarantee, but apparently Giant take a very benevolent approach to damaged frames (even after guarantee has expired so I'm told) whereas Trek offer a lifetime guarantee but are far stricter about replacement.

    BTW - was in bike shop the other day and they had one of the £7500 ltd edition Giant "one hundred years of the TDF" bikes. The nice man let me touch it. Now that was seriously light - and gorgeous. But still not quite as nice as the Litespeed Ghissallo that was sat next to it.

    Disc wheels are like jetskis, way too noisy.
  • Those Giants shure are purdy!
  • DazDaz ✭✭✭
    slowpokes frame is damn sexy. i hardly heard a word he was saying at ludlow tri because i was eyeing up his bike (and possibly dribbling just a little). could have said "rhubarb" 100 times for all i cared. :O)
    was a very good carbon frame though. sigma sprot have some quality ones too if you have the cash. spencers bikes all come from there....and of course spenny has the best taste in the business! (he's so fashionable that he's broken beyond the conventional boundary of taste and sided with PINK!)

    Anyways, re: disc and bladed wheels. IMHO I think everyone should invest in a pair of blades at least. I have 4-blade carbon spinergy wheels on my racing bike and love them.

    3 and 4-blade/spoke carbon wheels (as well as disks) will all provide the greatest benefit to you when racing at top end race speed (25+mph). Anything under that and you're only really gainly benefits from the reduction in weight. When travelling over 25mph the aerodynamics really come into effect and you can push on past it a little. This is what I've been told anyway.

    Also, only ever seen disks on guys finishing well in cycle legs of races. I guess you'd have to be quite a high standard to justify racing on one of those anyway!!! :O)

    Endurance Coach @ DazCarterFitness.com
    Elite Ironman, Ultra Trail Runner
  • Ta Daz...
    am being swayed by 3-4 carbon spokes!! And biking is strongest bit and one I think I'm going to find hardest to get time off from... so aero seems the 'easiest' (if expensive) way to cut time here!!
  • DazDaz ✭✭✭
    Nice one mate. I noticed you had a good bike time at ludlow. So you'll really get the benefits when trying to cut through the wind at higher speeds.

    I saw a pair of spinergies (front and back obv) at london tri for £400 i think. there were also a pair on ebay recently for around £200 (?). Reckon anything around that would be a real bobby dazzler as they normally retail around £400+ each.

    or are you going to be bold and get a disc?!
    Endurance Coach @ DazCarterFitness.com
    Elite Ironman, Ultra Trail Runner
  • I did see a report on those weird spoke Dura Ace wheels that said it lopped a few minutes off a regular route, but it was hardly technical.

    CW reckoned Cosmos wheels were the best out of the bunch they tested in the summer, better than Ksyriums even.

    Er, I think my 10 PB was set with Spinergys though.

    How do the Spinergys compare in weight to spoked wheels though ? Weight isn't that important for dragstrip courses, but anything with a hill on, and you'll pay for aero but heavier wheels.
  • DazDaz ✭✭✭
    well my carbon 4-blades are a lot lighter than my vuelta spoked. but that would be understandable between carbon and aluminium!
    Endurance Coach @ DazCarterFitness.com
    Elite Ironman, Ultra Trail Runner
  • I dunno where yet... 2ndhand if poss.. but after 650's so may not be as easy...

    do have american colleagues who might be able to get some over there etc for me and send them on... (dollar price = pound price (big savings!!))

    think I'd like a disc for pose value but windy courses are no no's so want some race lite wheels I can use all the time not just for perfect conditions...
  • Cancel everything boys !

    We need one of these :http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=21

    Would 9 lbs be OK for you ????

  • DazDaz ✭✭✭
    the seat looks a bit gay-bar though
    Endurance Coach @ DazCarterFitness.com
    Elite Ironman, Ultra Trail Runner
  • DazDaz ✭✭✭
    mmmmm gonna be hard finding 2nd hand carbon-bladed 650s! hopefully your american buds can sort you out.

    surprisingly i saw a few disk wheeled bikes at llanberis last year - and you know how hilly and windy llanberis is....with sheer drops off the roadside in places 8oO
    Endurance Coach @ DazCarterFitness.com
    Elite Ironman, Ultra Trail Runner
  • Just been into Edinburgh Bikes to quiz them about the Giant Carbon

    Giant of a 5 year garantee on the frame ....... BUT ..... Edinburgh Bikes will give me a lifetime if i buy it there

    It's so tempting - especialy cos i ride a Giant OCR all ready so both bikes would have same geometry etc


  • as if ya' need to ask!!!!

  • Buy of course Will, what else?
  • Oooh - lifetime guarantee ? Now we talking !!!

    Me want one toooooo !
  • £2199
  • Mmmmmmmmmm. Well, it's only money ??
  • I thought i'd spend 2 grand so its only an extra £200
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