TriSpoke: Old, Fast Wheel. Slow tires?
How the tire you choose can mean more aerodynamically than the wheel you have, or are considering purchasing
Stage six of the 2009 Tour of California in Solvang saw Levi Leipheimer snag victory from David Zabriskie by a scant 8 seconds during the violent 30 minute effort. During this time trial stage, Leipheimer chose the time-proven three spoke for his front wheel, while Zabriskie chose the new offering from Zipp: the 1080. Did Zabriskie’s wheel choice lose him the stage victory? Or, was it his front tire choice that may have cost him the top spot on the podium?