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    Default Winter wheels for the wet, slush, snow, and salt.

    Here are mine. Mavic Classics SSC with Paves. This is their time of year.
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    Default Re: Winter wheels for the wet, slush, snow, and salt.

    We are lucky here in that winter is the dry time. It's occasionally grim, but mostly it's beautiful but chilly. Bizarrely, you need "winter" wheels more in summer.

    That said, the one thing I LOVE about discs is getting rid of the whole rims as wear items thing. Don't really care about the actual braking, but that I'm a big fan of.
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    Default Re: Winter wheels for the wet, slush, snow, and salt.

    I've always wondered why rain bikes were steel. Wouldn't carbon fiber be better? And also now that there are disc wheels, wouldn't disc carbon wheels be better on a rain bike? You'd just need fenders somehow.

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    Default Re: Winter wheels for the wet, slush, snow, and salt.

    Since I moved to 100% disc brakes, I run carbon wheels 24/7- even in rain.
    With a disc brake- The rims don't get thrashed and the bike is easier to clean than a gritty rim brake bike.

    That said- I ride in rain less than I used to. I don't really race bikes anymore and I would rather ride on my Kick'r than be wet, cold and have to do a bike wash.
     

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    Update- This is the bike and wheels that I go to in winter.
    Mounted up the fenders on Thanksgiving- Right before a week of lots of rain.
    Seven Evergreen XV with short stays, lots of clearance, fender mounts, disc brakes and carbon wheels.
    Works great as a fender bike, road bike or gravel bike!
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    Default Re: Winter wheels for the wet, slush, snow, and salt.

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Here are mine. Mavic Classics SSC with Paves. This is their time of year.
    These don't look like they've done a winter like where I live!
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    Default Re: Winter wheels for the wet, slush, snow, and salt.

    Quote Originally Posted by bertiewhang View Post
    These don't look like they've done a winter like where I live!
    Oh, I don't know about that. Here's after one ride a few years ago. Started out dry, but winter showed up halfway through.
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