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08-01-2019, 02:47   #1
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What wheels to buy for A4 racing?

Hi, I'm looking to invest in a new set of deep-section carbon wheels in advance of the new racing season (A4 category). Anyone any recommendations that won't totally break the bank? ðŸ˜
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Rim or disc brake? Clincher or tub?
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The Prime deep section wheels on Wiggle seem quite good without breaking the bank. Don’t buy something you can’t afford to replace.
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If I were to race A4 I wouldn’t race anything carbon for fear of destroying it. Aluminium all the way.
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Budget?
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If I were to race A4 I wouldn’t race anything carbon for fear of destroying it. Aluminium all the way.
Race-ist!
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08-01-2019, 10:39   #7
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Deep section with alu rims would be ideal but tbh I'd invest in getting good legs before wheels.

Legs win races wheels make good pictures.
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Round ones. What dahat said.
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trawl the second hand market. some lads here have some great wheels from time to time. put up a request with your price bracket in cycling adverts and see what's there.
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Has the world changed? Nobody has mentioned 'Zonda'!
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Spend the money on a Power Meter and a Coach and you'll get more value for money.
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08-01-2019, 14:33   #12
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Don't mind them, nice wheels are always great.

I own hand built carbons but if buying again would try (as mentioned above) prime. Specifically

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/...rod166641?mx=a

Prices can vary on this set with CRC, there was a great price on them a few months
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I would disagree with some of the comments. Good wheels are one of the best investments you can make.

On the same note, I agree with the point that get fitter and faster first, or else you'll never notice the improvement.

For A4, set of Askiums to start of with, cheap, cheerful, and can be sold on for half price when you get upgraded.

On the same note, I dropped some money on a set of Hunt Race wheels but I am a fool with money, and you get the rest.
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To at best hang on with the bunch on a flat course you would at least need a set of Lightweight Meilensteins.
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To at best hang on with the bunch on a flat course you would at least need a set of Lightweight Meilensteins.
At the beginning of the season you'd probably need a motor based on the speed some A4 races have started at over the last few years
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