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Recently got a Cervelo Soloist Carbon with a PowerTap Rear wheel. The Wheelset is a Bontrager Race X-Lite and is fine for most riding. However, I've heard recently that getting just a front deep dish wheel, like a Zipp 404, would provide almost as much benefit as having them on both the front and rear for racing. Is this true? I certainly don't want to replace the powertap Bontrager wheel.
 

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bikerdoug said:
Recently got a Cervelo Soloist Carbon with a PowerTap Rear wheel. The Wheelset is a Bontrager Race X-Lite and is fine for most riding. However, I've heard recently that getting just a front deep dish wheel, like a Zipp 404, would provide almost as much benefit as having them on both the front and rear for racing. Is this true? I certainly don't want to replace the powertap Bontrager wheel.
I read, I think on the Analytic Cycling site, that the rear wheel has 25% less drag, because it's somewhat shielded by the frame, etc.

Nonetheless, I'm quite certain that my rear disk wheel gives me about a 1 mph advantage; anything that costs that much should ;-)
 
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