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Old 03-04-21, 11:56 AM
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Can anyone roughly translates the part where they are talking about flat feet?
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Old 07-06-21, 11:09 PM
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I'm looking for input on mass-start front wheels.
I'm interested in buying a new front wheel for Masters Nationals (so, T-town). My inclination is to go with a Zipp FC 808, but it looks like that means hunting around for something used. I understand that many narrower/older wheels are sensitive to tire size, and wouldn't do well with a 23mm tire (which I'm guessing would be preferable on a concrete track).

The Corima 4-spoke, new iO, and FFWD 5-spoke all seem to be optimized around a 19mm tire (inferring based on rim width).
The HED GT3 was designed for a 23, but is out of production.
Are there other wheels I should be considering?
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Old 07-07-21, 07:54 AM
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You'll be fine with a 23 on any of those wheels.
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Old 07-07-21, 08:04 AM
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the new iO (Rio) was designed with wider tires in mind.
The Revolver is a good choice / alternative to the GT3 as well
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Old 07-07-21, 08:29 AM
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I ordered a tubular one of these. Same mold as the revolver.
https://www.lightbicycle.com/photowa...tml#javascript


mates well with a 23mm tub.
The downside was about a three month wait due to COVID and tubular being special order.
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Old 07-07-21, 11:45 PM
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Oh, interesting. That LightBicycle trispoke is certainly a nicer price than an iO!
What's the hub like?
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Originally Posted by bicievino View Post
Oh, interesting. That LightBicycle trispoke is certainly a nicer price than an iO!
What's the hub like?
the hub appears to be well built as does the wheel I would buy again if I needed another front The only carbon wheels I have ever had any issues with have been from Zipp and I have owned HED, Corima, Zipp, Aerocoach, Lightbicycle, Mavic. To be fair to Zipp though they did replace both wheels I have had issues with under warranty.
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Originally Posted by m@tty View Post
the hub appears to be well built as does the wheel I would buy again if I needed another front The only carbon wheels I have ever had any issues with have been from Zipp and I have owned HED, Corima, Zipp, Aerocoach, Lightbicycle, Mavic. To be fair to Zipp though they did replace both wheels I have had issues with under warranty.
Cool - good to hear.
Guess I'll check with them about lead times. After what I spent on my new bike I wouldn't mind saving some money on a wheel.
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