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Not everyone training on a PowerTap wheelset is going to be riding that same wheelset on race day. Following the age old cycling logic of 'train heavy, race light' CycleOps created the PowerTap Alloy G3 Training Wheelset. Don't think for a second that CycleOps is cutting corners on this wheelset. You still get the PowerTap G3 Hub, which is the lightest and most advanced power meter in the world, as well as the new super-light Sun Ringle EQ21L rims, and bragging rights to all of your friends about your wattage output. The PowerTap Alloy G3 Training Wheelset is the most durable, affordable, and advanced PowerTap wheelset to date.

CycleOps completely re-imagined the design of previous PowerTap models, and improved multiple aspects ranging from rigidity to functionality. The new PowerTap G3 Rear Hub is a power meter on a diet. An 80-gram weight reduction from the popular SL+ makes the G3 rear hub the lightest power meter in the world. CycleOps improved on the rigidity of previous models for the G3 by shrinking the hub profile and widening the flanges, ending the days of heavy, stiff, paint bucket-sized rear hubs. With the distractions of weight and stealth design out of the way, CycleOps improved the functionality and accuracy of data gathering. For one, CycleOps moved the orientation of the electronics that transmit user data to the end cap of the freehub body. With the new positioning, it's now possible to remove the electronics for service without swapping out the entire wheel, equating to more time in the saddle and fewer headaches.

The new G3 is equipped with an ANT+ wireless transmitter that sends power, torque, speed, and virtual cadence data to CycleOps' Joule or any computer unit that translates ANT+(note that it doesn't work with Yellow CPUs.) The G3 is capable of storing up to 15 hours of data in one-second gathering intervals, and up to 30 hours of data in two-second gathering intervals. The G3 design still has a 'torque tube' with eight strain gauges, yielding measurements accurate within +/- 1.5% between 40 and 130 rpm.

Each PowerTap Alloy G3 Training Wheelset is hand-built in the USA with Sun Ringle EQ21L rims and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes in a durable 32 spoke three-cross lacing pattern, and features the new 99 gram CycleOps Front Hub. The new front hub design features a beefed up 10mm axle, an aluminum hub shell, and 6901 aluminum sealed bearing cartridges. The wheelset is in good company for the gram-counters, you'll find it parallel to many top wheelsets like the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL and the Reynolds Strike Full Carbon Clincher.

CycleOps has made training stress-free in their design of the PowerTap Alloy G3 Training Wheelset. This durable training wheelset is bound to last longer than your peak power output, and is one you'll be riding for years to come. It is available with either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo compatible freehub bodies.

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would you recommend the 23 or 25c continental...

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would you recommend the 23 or 25c continental 4000 S to match with these?

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Your preference Marco. If you are a centrury rider go with the comfort of the 25c.