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  1. #1
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    Aug 2009

    Would you replace Giant stock wheels with Rol Volants?

    Im getting ready to buy a 2012 Giant Advanced TCR. I have a set of Rol Volant wheels already and Im wondering if I should keep the Giant house brand wheels on it or switch the wheels to the Rol Volants.

    Pros? Cons?


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    wots...uh the deal?
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    Apr 2004
    I got Volants on my new bike (that was delivered right at the end of season) and only a 100 miles on them. But I like them so far.

    Assuming that the Volants are lighter than the stock wheels, and that there's nothing wrong with the stock wheels, I would would keep the stock wheels on for "training" for a couple hundred miles. Then, when you need a little extra boost (race of first century of the season etc), then put the Volants on.

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    I was about to say, just throw them on and don't think about it.

    But while I don't necessarily believe in the idea of a complete winter bike, I think that winter wheels make a lot of sense - if you live somewhere wet, and your braking surfaces are going to have gunk all over them during a lot of your rides, you may not want to use your nicer wheels until things dry out. The brake tracks on wheels really do wear out, and it even happens fast enough that something else doesn't kill the wheel first if you ride through a few wet winters.

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