I know that there have been tons of posts about racing tires, the best brands, etc. I'm still up in the air about what kind to get (style, brand, etc.) but I also wasn't sure if it matters for the distance.
The bike I'm riding now came with Kyserium Elites (not too shabby) and the Ironman Michelin tires. So far, they've gotten me through a LOT of miles (I'm at work so I don't have my log with exact mileage) both training, and the past 5 races. Now, I'm concentrating on distance for my first HIM at the end of October. I'd like to get some good racing wheels and had the following questions:
Does it make much of a difference in wheels/tires for sprints, olympics, or HIM's?
Tubes vs. clinchers? - At my local bike store, they also said you have to change your brake setup if you have one and switch to the other. True?
Can anyone out there recommend a brand? I looked at Zipps (awfully light.....awfully expensive) and some HED3's. I don't mind spending the money if they're going to be worth it, but I thought I'd try and get some objective responses instead of talking to salesmen at the store I saw them in!
Thanks for any help,