THE 411 ON RACE WHEELS ~ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Need some cycling speed for your upcoming race? Race Wheels provide a great opportunity to gain some speed fast. Let us help you find the right wheels for your race.
How do you determine the right race wheel for you? In general, carbon race wheels provide more comfort as they absorb the vibration of the road so that you are able to hold your power longer and have a better run. The deeper the rim of the wheel, the more aerodynamic you are. With that said, you have to take into consideration windy conditions, especially cross winds, because the deeper the rim of the wheel, the more wind affects control of the bike. Cross winds create instability for the bike so you have to engage your core to stabilize the bike and need better bike handling skills.
Here are our top three recommended wheel combinations. *Remember that these are general rules so if you fall under multiple wheel sets or aren't sure what is right for you, stop by a Playtri store near you, hit us up on social media or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you decide the right wheel set for you based on your cycling skills, your goals and your race course!
Zipp 404 Front / Zipp 404 Rear
Average Speed 16 mph and under
Weighs under 140 pounds
Novice Bike Handling Skills
Zipp 404 Front / Zipp 808 Rear
Average Speed 16 - 20 mph
Weighs 140 - 180 pounds
Intermediate Bike Handling Skills
Zipp 808 Front / Zipp 808 Rear
Average Speed 20 mph and over
Weighs 180 pounds and over
Excellent Bike Handling Skills
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