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I'm going to get on my proverbial soap box for a minute and just say that carbon wheels probably won't help you improve your performance. I've already admitted that I'd like a set purely for looks. The video below is a short clip from today's Tour de Cure where a guy on a TT bike and carbon wheels came screaming by and got a nice little tease from me.

 
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Tour de Cure? Like the band? They're like 100! Who's opening for them, Cabaret Voltaren?

I think you have to be quite strong to take advantage of a lot of the nice bike stuff (not all of it, but some), I think you buy them because you like how they feel when you ride.
 

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Hmmm. Looks like you rode up to him drafted him for a while and then couldn't hang....what am I missing?
 

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Hmmm. Looks like you rode up to him drafted him for a while and then couldn't hang....what am I missing?
I couldn't hang because I left my riding partner behind. I just wanted to tease this guy for spending way too much money on his bike.
 

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I'm going to get on my proverbial soap box for a minute and just say that carbon wheels probably won't help you improve your performance. I've already admitted that I'd like a set purely for looks. The video below is a short clip from today's Tour de Cure where a guy on a TT bike and carbon wheels came screaming by and got a nice little tease from me.
So ... You chased down a guy on a TT bike in a recreational ride to give him grief about spending too much money on his bike ... Yet, you label the thread "Carbon Wheels: Mostly Just Aesthetics"

I'm missing something here...

Carbon wheels ... more specifically ... deep carbon rims, will make you faster, there is a whole lot of evidence that supports this and to say otherwise is living with your head in the ground. They however will not turn a CAT 4 into a Domestic Pro, this is pretty well known as well.

So ... the thread title is a false statement.

As far as chasing down a guy on an expensive TT bike ... nothing like an "Ego" booster eh? I ride a $6000.00 TT bike with deep carbon wheels ... if I pass you somewhere along the way, are you going to chase me down and chastise me for spending way too much money on a bike?

Oh ... BTW ... I do race TT's, hoping to run around 53 minutes in a 40k this season and yes ... the deep carbon wheels do make a difference as do does my disc rear wheel. I train on a set of 60/90 deep wheels.

I guess we are all poseurs in your world of superior intellect, riding ability and superiority on a bike.

As most mothers used to say ... "If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all" ... Have a nice day :mad2:
 

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I assume you are joking or trying to get some shock type responses. If you're serious, you then don't pay attention to data that shows feel carbon wheels are faster. Also if you're serious, you probably are someone who's just jealous of people that have more money to spend than you do.
 

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Apparently, no one in this thread has a sense of humor. :skep:
 

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I couldn't hang because I left my riding partner behind. I just wanted to tease this guy for spending way too much money on his bike.
Why do you care how much he spent on his bike?
Do you know what his ride was the day before, or what his plans are for the rest of the day?
Get over it.
 
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