victor wrote:fixie wrote:The Duckmeister wrote:If you can stretch the budgetary considerations, have a think about a set of Shimano Dura Ace C24 wheels. With th new 2013-spec 11-speed 9000-series now becoming available, you may be able to get a good deal on a set of 7900 non-11-sp.-compatible wheels. The big bonus that the D-A hbs have over any others from Shimano (and many other manufacturers) is a much faster ratchet engagement. Most hubs have 22.5 degrees of "lag" (the amount the freewheel body rotates off the peak of one ratchet cam before locking into the next when placed under drive load), Dura Ace has only 10 degrees. In a racing situation the fast lock-up means the wheel is more responsive when accelerating out of corners, but the other benefit, for all types of riding is that there is less "ratchet bounce" and resulting shock load when gear shifting. This equates to less fatigue on the rider's legs, which comes in quite handy on longer rides.
And I thought that the big bonus was that they are light mountain climber's wheels strong enough for everyday use. And with an excellent braking surface.
This says they have a carbon-laminate rim. Doesn't that mean you need carbon-specific brake pads?
But this says the 7900 series use standard brake pads ....