Blown_xa wrote:Good reviews! As far as price, I don't mind cost. If I were one who traveled far to do races and spend thousands in travel costs, I wouldn't mind spending a little extra to have a good wheel.
In today's wheel market, pretty much any wheel is a good wheel. Some wheels tend to wear a little better, faster, more consistent. But it isn't like the days of krypto's melting, and cherrybombs not having grip.
The centrax is a good wheel. BUT it is almost twice as expensive, and is much heavier than a big zig. The big zig is a fine wheel, and most likely will be the wheel I race all season. And I am a person who spends time and money travelling. The centrax isn't worth it. I may run it at Maryhill, partially because I don't have to carry my wheels on the plane. Or I might just run pink big zigs like I've done in the past.
I'm not sure where the physics are in regards to a heavier wheel taking longer to accelerate. There is a lot going on (and it isn't the size of the wheel, it is the mass) The fewer rotations a wheel has, the less the bearing friction plays a part. Also when you are talking about a 75mm wheel vs an 83mm wheel you are talking about a radius difference of 4mm, not a whole lot. I am thinking there are more external factors involved in how fast/slow you go, and not the size of your wheel.