Wheel recommendation

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Wheel recommendation

Postby twobigwheels » May 17th, 2017, 3:50 pm

Not particularly fast, I challenge Strava Segments from short sprints to 10m TT's (22mph on rolling terrain - I live in Midwest)

52yrs old, 5'8" @ healthy 158lbs

I don't want to put anything heavier on than my Shimano Ultegra WH-6800's (listed at 1640 gr) with Michelin Pro4 Endurance 25's,,,so I am leaning towards going all the way with carbon

My bike is a basic Ridley Orion Ultegra Road bike.

I was thinking 60/60, some windy 20mph days here - try to keep those at my back ;)

What do you think??
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Re: Wheel recommendation

Postby Chris Thornham » May 17th, 2017, 6:35 pm

twobigwheels wrote:Not particularly fast, I challenge Strava Segments from short sprints to 10m TT's (22mph on rolling terrain - I live in Midwest)

52yrs old, 5'8" @ healthy 158lbs

I don't want to put anything heavier on than my Shimano Ultegra WH-6800's (listed at 1640 gr) with Michelin Pro4 Endurance 25's,,,so I am leaning towards going all the way with carbon

My bike is a basic Ridley Orion Ultegra Road bike.

I was thinking 60/60, some windy 20mph days here - try to keep those at my back ;)

What do you think??


I think that the 60/60, 45/45 or even 45/60 combo would be your best bet all around. All of those options are under the weight you listed and are great all around wheels.

The 60/60 will be the fastest and most compliant, but the hardest to handle in strong winds. That said, most riders have no problems at all with the FLO 60s in wind.

The 45/60 will likely be the most stable set and will be slightly slower, less compliant, and lighter weight than the 60/60.

The 45/45 will be the lightest, the slowest set, the least compliant, and very stable.

Really the all of the sets will be excellent choices for your type of riding. If you want to read more about selecting wheels, I'd suggest our popular "Which FLO Wheels Should I Buy" post here: http://www.flocycling.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=85

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

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