This is a debate that will likely never be won but I'm going there. I'm calling on all my engineering types out there.
650c vs 700c wheels?
And before I begin, I'll warn you that my bike terminology sucks. So please forgive me in advance. Here goes!
This is my pink hotness frame:
These are my pink hotness dimensions:I have the x-small size. I'm 5'4" and weigh 120 lbs. As for racing and training in the south, I ride mostly flat courses with minimal rolling hills. I've been very satisfied with my bike over the last 3 years and have become comfortable with the fit. Given my less than stellar bike handling skills, I like the way I can "man-handle" the pink hotness.
Next year I'm debating between upgrading my bike or purchasing some 404 race wheels. I know there's a vast cost difference but it makes no sense to buy wheels if I'm going to switch to 700s later on down the road. Talking to Kim S and Frayed Laces, they both seem to prefer the smaller size as well. And they both are similar builds to me.....
I understand that the smaller frame is easier to handle. I also understand that biking has a lot to do with rotational weight. 650cs are obviously lighter. On the downside, I also know that buying 650c race wheels is much more of a pain in the a**.
The pink hotness has been so good me and I don't think I want to say goodbye just yet. I can be swayed though! Has anyone recently made the jump from 650c to 700c? Are there any other MAJOR reasons I should switch?
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! And good luck to Kim at IM Cozumel!