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2009-03-06 8:38 AM

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Subject: Which wheel to buy first
I am planning on buying a disk wheel and a hed tri spoke wheel for the front. My problem is I might only be able to buy one of the wheels this season. So I was wanting to know which wheel to get first to get the better aero benefit? I am currently riding a felt B12 with their 40mm wheels.


2009-03-06 8:39 AM
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2009-03-06 8:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Which wheel to buy first
the bear - 2009-03-06 9:39 AM Front.
+1 for front. Makes sense to start at the front on the leading edges of your bike and work your way back.
2009-03-06 8:50 AM
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Subject: RE: Which wheel to buy first

Definitely front.

Well...probably. You'd have to look at some data to see if the more aero disc would give you more benefit in the rear than the less aero H3 would give you in the front. If you were looking at a dual H3 setup, the choice would be easy.



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2009-03-06 8:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Which wheel to buy first
Front wheel and a roughly $75 wheel cover from wheelbuilder.com. If you might not be able to get a full disk this year, I'm guessing you can at least manage the cover. Just about all the bang for WAY less buck.
2009-03-06 9:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Which wheel to buy first

dgunthert - 2009-03-06 7:53 AM Front wheel and a roughly $75 wheel cover from wheelbuilder.com. If you might not be able to get a full disk this year, I'm guessing you can at least manage the cover. Just about all the bang for WAY less buck.

x2. There is minimal difference between a properly fitted wheel cover and a true disc.

Get the front, a wheel cover and an aero helmet. 

John 



2009-03-06 1:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Which wheel to buy first
Are the wheel covers difficult to put on or take off?
2009-03-06 2:03 PM
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Not particularly. You do have to remove the cassette, but getting it on or off is less than a 10-minute job.
2009-03-06 3:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Which wheel to buy first
If you already have a 40mm front, get the disc first, imo. You can get deeper in the front later.

Another option would be Hed3 and wheelcover great combo.
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