Cervelo S3 proper wheelset

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Cervelo S3 proper wheelset

Postby Vitorres » October 5th, 2015, 8:01 am

I'd like to complement my S3 with Flo wheels. I'm torn between 60/60 or 60/90; also between the Standard/Clydesdale bearings. I am a road rider enthusiast, (no racing anymore, 70 years young) I just participate on a few charitable events. I put about 1,200 miles a year and weight 170lbs. Should I worry with truing often with the standard bearings?
I know I don't need them but I just like the damn looks of the 60/90 combo, besides, I won't have to hear the wife complaining about the price that much.
Almost forgot, any issues fitting with the S3? What are the recommendations for tires and tubes?
Thanks, keep up riding...
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Re: Cervelo S3 proper wheelset

Postby Chris Thornham » October 17th, 2015, 3:35 pm

Vitorres wrote:I'd like to complement my S3 with Flo wheels. I'm torn between 60/60 or 60/90; also between the Standard/Clydesdale bearings. I am a road rider enthusiast, (no racing anymore, 70 years young) I just participate on a few charitable events. I put about 1,200 miles a year and weight 170lbs. Should I worry with truing often with the standard bearings?
I know I don't need them but I just like the damn looks of the 60/90 combo, besides, I won't have to hear the wife complaining about the price that much.
Almost forgot, any issues fitting with the S3? What are the recommendations for tires and tubes?
Thanks, keep up riding...
Vincent


Vincent,

Thanks for writing. I've addressed your questions below.

The Standard and Clydesdale options refer to a build type, not a bearing. Standard build wheels are rated for riders up to 198lbs, and Clydesdale build wheels are rated for riders between 198lbs and 242lbs. At your weight I would recommend a Standard build wheel. You should not need to true them often as long as you use them for road riding and aren't hitting tons of potholes.

We have two bearing options. Those are stainless and ceramic. Both bearings are roughly the same with respect to performance. Our ceramic bearings support our Bike for a Kid program and some people simply prefer them. If neither of those items entice you, I'd stick with the stainless steel option.

Both the 60/60 or 60/90 will make excellent choices. They will perform in a similar fashion. The 60/90 may add a little stability higher winds. If you are set on the looks of the 60/90 then I'd suggest going with that combo. You really can't go wrong with either option for road riding.

What year is your S3? That will help me with the compatibility question.

For tires and tubes I'd recommend a 48mm tube with 23x700x Continental GP4000s II tires. In my opinion, they are the best all around tire out there.

Have a great day,
Chris Thornham
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Re: Cervelo S3 proper wheelset

Postby Vitorres » October 18th, 2015, 8:17 pm

Thanks Chris. My cervelo S3 is a 2014 model

Thanks again,
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Re: Cervelo S3 proper wheelset

Postby Chris Thornham » October 23rd, 2015, 1:44 pm

Vitorres wrote:Thanks Chris. My cervelo S3 is a 2014 model

Thanks again,
Vincent


Thanks for the update. There shouldn't be any fit issues with the 2014 model.

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Re: Cervelo S3 proper wheelset

Postby rayman54 » December 3rd, 2015, 9:33 am

I have a 2014 Cervelo S3. I have the Flo 60's on the front and back. I didn't want to use a valve extender so I opted away from the 90.

Love the ride and performance.
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