So, are renting a set of race wheels really worth it for a first IM? I guess the going price is $150.00 for a set of Zipp 404's which are probably best for IMFL as the course is uber flat but can be a bit cross windy in my experience with shorter races on the same course. They don't say it, but I bet I'll need to add coin for cf brake pads as well since I don't have any.
I figure on a great day, I [i][b]could[/b][/i] see 11:5x at the finish. I'll be more than happy with a 13:xx assuming no major malfunctions.
Are race wheels going to do much more for me than make me [i][b]look[/i][/b] good? I am a 17-18+ rider over the long haul if I'm leaving some juice for the run.
Thanks in advance...