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Should I race with a PowerTap wheel or a race wheel?

When considering the differences between PowerTap wheels themselves, the main difference between the pro and the SL power tap is the weight. If you keep the pro you may have it removed and put on your new wheels as long as your new wheels have the same lacing pattern and spoke holes as your old ones. For your races you can change out the front wheel but you will have to use the same rear wheel so that you can utilize the powertap to gather race data. You can have the pro built up on a lighter rim if you are concerned about race weight. Mavic ES wheels are wheels set so you will not be able to build them up with your power tap. The Mavic Open Pro rim is a good option. Racing and training on the same rear wheel is a fine option, as is sticking with what you have and racing on the powertap wheel you already have built up. Enjoy the benefits of training and racing with power.

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