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Saturday, May 13, 2017

So, do you want to cycle a bit faster? If so, what can you add to your bike that would make you go approximately 2 miles per hour faster? I did a test beginning last Saturday. I cycled a relatively flat, but windy course with my daily training wheels. My average per mile was 14.4. Today I ran the same flat, yet windy course. One big difference.....I took off the training wheels and substituted some light aero wheels (Zipp 303's). Results: 16.4 MPH. Considering that I'm still recovering from a cycling accident, that's pretty good. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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    Hi Bill,

    The conventional wisdom is that a wheel upgrade gets you the most bang for your buck. A higher quality wheelset usually has better bearings that reduces friction. These wheels weigh less so overall bike weight is lower and rotational inertia is greatly reduced, which makes the bike more responsive.

    The big drawback is cost. Carbon wheelsets, or very light alloy wheelsets are expensive.

    I am glad you are riding again.

    1432 days ago
    Glad you are back cycling. 2 mph is big!
    1433 days ago
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