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22nd December 2012 #11
Carbon rims do have a major benefit. They save you having to swap brake pads if you race on carbon tubular wheels. At the end of the day it's all comes down to price.
22nd December 2012 #12
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- Jul 2004
Yeah I guess that is 1 benefit they have and if you have the money and only 1 bike to race and train on why not.
But for the sake of 4 bolts and about 10 minutes of labour when swapping between a carbon set of race wheels and an alloy set of race wheels I don't think my girlfriend would be understanding the justification of such a purchase.
Plus for the cost of these wheels I think I'd just buy a second bike for training on and then I wouldn't have to worry about swapping break pads.
22nd December 2012 #13
Sound logic Danny. However I would buy carbon rim training wheels at the right price. They would have to be less than £500 though. Changing brake pads twice a week is a small hassle I could do without. Then again I could also do with a second Powertap to save changing tyres from turbo to road but there are dozens of more important things to buy first and limited funds.