CycleOps PowerTap 65mm G3 Carbon wheelsets - clincher


Making a clincher wheelset that can go head-to-head with the best tubular wheels in the world isn't easy, but CycleOps managed to do just this, and add a PowerTap while it was at it. If this seems impossible, you haven't been introduced to the new PowerTap 65mm G3 Carbon Clincher Wheelset. The result of a new partnership with the legendary rim manufacturer, Enve Composites, and utilizing the new PowerTap G3 Hub, this wheelset is gram-for-gram the lightest PowerTap deep-sectioned clincher wheelset ever made.CycleOps completely re-imagined the design of previous PowerTap models, and improved multiple aspects ranging from rigidity to functionality. The new PowerTap G3 Rear Hub is a power meter on a diet. An 80-gram weight reduction from the popular SL+ makes the G3 rear hub the lightest power meter in the world. CycleOps improved on the rigidity of previous models for the G3 by shrinking the hub profile and widening the flanges, ending the days of heavy, stiff, paint bucket-sized rear hubs. With the distractions of weight and stealth design out of the way, CycleOps improved the functionality and accuracy of data gathering. For one, CycleOps moved the orientation of the electronics that transmit user data to the end cap of the freehub body. With the new positioning, it's now possible to remove the electronics for service without swapping out the entire wheel, equating to more time in the saddle and fewer headaches. The new G3 is equipped with an ANT+ wireless transmitter that sends power, torque, speed, and virtual cadence data to CycleOps' Joule or any computer unit that translates ANT+ (note that it doesn't work with Yellow CPUs.) The G3 is capable of storing up to 15 hours of data in one-second gathering intervals, and up to 30 hours of data in two-second gathering intervals. The G3 design still has a


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[Aug 06, 2015]
Road Racer


Breaking is pretty good, soft and comfy ride, powertap and cadence in one so slick system


Heavy, poorly built, spokes come loose and cannot be easily trued. Soft springy feel, not nearly as nice feeling as my Reynolds 46ers.

Overall disappointed. Think I will go back to Hed Ardenne Powertaps instead of these heavy wheels that I don't feel have any benefits over alu wheels. Carbon clinchers may just not be for me in general, but these are not impressive at all I think.

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Reynolds 46 clinchers and tubulars (both much better than the Enve/Cyclops), Hed Ardennes or various kinds, Campy Eurus, Proton, Mavics of different kinds, Bontragers....

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