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Old 12-23-2012, 02:36 PM   #31
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Thank you.Does changing to a lighter wheel, as i guess these solid ones are very heavy, noticeably improve performance in terms of acceleration, turning etc?
The last time I had the full disks on was 2010 when my matching Weld pulley was being repaired from an accident.
When changing back to the lighter 5 spoke wheel, it did turn in faster. The difference was significant. The bike felt more nimble. I recently put on a 200mm Metzler rear tire and noticed it changed the turn in feel slightly.
As far as accelleration, changing wheels was really not that noticeable. Obviously any loss of weight will improve it. I don't race it or anything so I don't have any time slips to refer to.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #33
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Sorry to cause such outrage at asking a question which as i said has been mentioned many times before. Working on that basis no one will be asking anything shortly as there is virtually nothing which hasnt been covered on here at one time or another?

I like my wheels now that they are chromed, and i said that crosswinds had always been a bit unnerving for me, so that means on any wheel, but i would like to know if changing to a lighter wheel will make a NOTICEABLE difference.
Thats all, simple question, and im sure some nice simple sole will be able to think kindly on me and give me a nice simple answer without someone having to "shite" themselves in horror and indignation at the effrontery of me asking a non original question
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #34
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Thank you.Does changing to a lighter wheel, as i guess these solid ones are very heavy, noticeably improve performance in terms of acceleration, turning etc?
Of course. Less unsprung weight, the weight that must go up and down with road imperfections, meaning wheels, axles, tires, brake components and lower fork legs, improves ride and improves how well the suspension responds to bumps.

Reducing the weight of a wheel also reduces rotational inertia. You have to consider that in addition to accelerating and decelerating the whole vehicle in a plane parallel to the road, you are accelerating and decelerating rotating masses, your wheel and tire combination. The heavier the wheel, the more energy is required to accelerate it, and that implies it takes more power to increase speed, and to decrease speed. A two pound reduction in wheel weight is equivalent to an additional horsepower. Reducing wheel weight also improves braking performance. The lighter the wheel and tire combo, the less energy is required to slow it's rotation.

Lighter wheels reduces the bike's overall weight, it's rotational inertia and it's unsprung weight, all with no adverse consequences. This is a case of where it truly is all good.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:48 PM   #35
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The last time I had the full disks on was 2010 when my matching Weld pulley was being repaired from an accident.
When changing back to the lighter 5 spoke wheel, it did turn in faster. The difference was significant. The bike felt more nimble. I recently put on a 200mm Metzler rear tire and noticed it changed the turn in feel slightly.
As far as accelleration, changing wheels was really not that noticeable. Obviously any loss of weight will improve it. I don't race it or anything so I don't have any time slips to refer to.
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Of course. Less unsprung weight, the weight that must go up and down with road imperfections, meaning wheels, axles, tires, brake components and lower fork legs, improves ride and improves how well the suspension responds to bumps.

Reducing the weight of a wheel also reduces rotational inertia. You have to consider that in addition to accelerating and decelerating the whole vehicle in a plane parallel to the road, you are accelerating and decelerating rotating masses, your wheel and tire combination. The heavier the wheel, the more energy is required to accelerate it, and that implies it takes more power to increase speed, and to decrease speed. A two pound reduction in wheel weight is equivalent to an additional horsepower. Reducing wheel weight also improves braking performance. The lighter the wheel and tire combo, the less energy is required to slow it's rotation.

Lighter wheels reduces the bike's overall weight, it's rotational inertia and it's unsprung weight, all with no adverse consequences. This is a case of where it truly is all good.
Thank you
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