Got a set of Lightweight rims. On the brakes all the way down Willunga yesterday - they got pretty warm. I have the right Dura-Ace brakes pads on.I've never had these sort or rims before. Can I stuff…Continue
"I've got a rear only Lightweight Meilenstein clincher with ceramic bearings, shimano hub. Possibly the lightest clincher wheels you can get and likely one of the stiffest - it's yours for $2000.
But seriously, you can get a good set…"
"Toddy the descents over there are not too heavy on the brakes anyway so I wouldn't think overheating would be an issue. I'd be more worried about braking in the wet than worried about the rims getting hot. Sure you need to brake down falls…"
"Lightweights are a great wheel if you have a team of mechanics at your disposal and a team car following. Alternatively if you have lots of coin and don't mind spending a lot when eventually you get an issue with em.
Gimme a power meter anyday.…"
"Lightweights are awesome race and dry weather wheels, probably the very best climbing wheels you can get, but they don't brake as well as Zipp carbon clinchers in the wet and can get pretty hot on long descents, particularly if you have to be…"
"They're SwissStop Flash. They stop nicely but pulse like a bastard on Lightweights, which being hand made tend to have a high spot or two in the braking surface.
Disclaimer: I own a pair of Lightweights and run cork these days (and don't…"
"Carbon rims get very hot, hot enough to uncomfortably burn you, or melt a standard brake pad in only a few hundred metres. I wouldn't ride carbon clinchers for that reason, the side of the tyre is heating up increasing the tyre pressure…"
"I've got C24s as well and they're awesome, but sorry I don't reckon they compare to Lightweights!! ;)
And in terms of brake pads. I'm using Swisstops as well (aluminium version) and a couple of mates use the carbon version.…"
"You sure carbon rim? Several friends run them and are wicked all rounders I believe but alloy rim with carbon cover from my bad memory.
Bit like many Mavics cosmic carbone SL's, the carbon is just stuck on, it's just a joke really."