BOULDER, CO, April 1, 2008 - Experience a whole new ride with the 900c revolution! Following in the footsteps of road cycling's dirt cousins and their 29-inch revolution, the road world is about to be turned on its ear thanks to the undeniable benefits of 900c wheels. Fulcrum Racing, Bontrager and Shimano all have 900c prototypes rolling down the road wrapped with tires from Bontrager and Hutchinson.
1. "What about the added weight?" Well, when you consider the weight of the whole bike, plus rider, plus gear, it basically comes down to around a 1% difference.
2. "Aren't bigger wheels harder to accelerate?" With the speed you'll be able to carry through corners and improved handling, you'll find you don't have the rapid decelerations and accelerations normally associated with smaller wheels. Plus, 900c wheels turn ugly, bumpy corners into smooth sailing.
3. "What about climbing?" Climbing with 900c wheels is basically the same as 700c wheels. The improved handling and larger contact patch lets you stay in your optimal riding position even on insanely steep grades.
4. "What about aerodynamics?" Research has shown a miniscule difference in aerodynamics only for riders under 5' 8" tall. Test riders taller than 5' 8" have been proven to be actually faster! Click here for the fascinating data!.