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DrBagg

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Or ok? 🙂
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Not too deep if you want the look of deep wheels, but if your tyre is wider than your wheel you are losing the aero benefit of the deep wheels. So without the aero benefit of a deep wheel, I would go for a lighter wheel which makes for better climbing. 
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Not too deep if you want the look of deep wheels, but if your tyre is wider than your wheel you are losing the aero benefit of the deep wheels. So without the aero benefit of a deep wheel, I would go for a lighter wheel which makes for better climbing. 


It's a wide rim (looks like a freaking mtn bike rim), weights ok 1550gr for the pair. $750 for the set. I might be on the heavier side, for much lighter, If any
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If it's light and cheap, go for it.  Deep's not necessary imo though, so if you can go lighter and cheaper do that.

 

Unless you're fast and race and ride skinny tires.  Then aero is important.

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I have roval sl 50's on my crux, that I use as a gravel bike.  rides nice, aero benefit, looks good.  biggest downside is cross winds.
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I have roval sl 50's on my crux, that I use as a gravel bike.  rides nice, aero benefit, looks good.  biggest downside is cross winds.


That's what I was gonna buy...gor exact bike, and my Boone
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cross winds is a downside for sure, but if you are actually riding on gravel you will also give up vertical compliance. The deeper the section of a rim the stiffer it is vertically (suspension).

I know that the tire is the biggest contributor to comfort, but everything helps. The lower the rim profile the more comfort it will deliver.
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I have roval sl 50's on my crux, that I use as a gravel bike.  rides nice, aero benefit, looks good.  biggest downside is cross winds.


If you have 25mm tyres on the Roval 50's you will slip through the side wind.
If you have >25mm tyres on the Roval 50's, you will catch the side wind more, because the tyre is extending past the width of the wheel.
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