Life & unemployment being what it is, I may need to sell off more bike gear. If a different front wheel would be more beneficial to me, than selling off my current wheel wouldn't be a hard decision.
My current TT & Track setup is: Jet6/Hed disc (tubular)
Jet6 (C2 profile) - fine wheel, I own one now, it treats me well. Stable in crosswinds, I used it for a bunch of road races, crits, ... pretty much raced everything on it actually.
Next year, I'd use the Jet6 for most of my races on the road, but I think next year is going to be quite velodrome heavy, & I have good wheels other than the Jet6, so using this wheel on the road isn't much of a decision point.
Hed3 - I was playing around on the HED website with the drag calculator & the math has got me thinking - but I don't know if my thinking is correct. Help please?
Assumption #1: Average TT speed will be 27.2mph. (I went through my TTs from this last year, and did some rough math)
Assumption #2: Tubular/Clincher is not a big decision point - rolling resistance seems to be a wash, depending on the variables of the glue job, butyl/latex, etc.
Assumption #3: The H3 has lower drag at all yaws. (per HED's website)
Other than the 'ease of use' argument in favor of the Jet6, the Hed3 seems a better choice in my case... unless I am missing something?
In fact, the H3 seems to test faster (per Hed's data) than pretty well every wheel on the market other than Stinger9, 808FCs.. unless I am missing something?
Is the handling in cross winds bad enough to make me come out of the aero position often?
I have no trouble at all, even in very windy conditions with the Jet6, but I haven't tried the H3 to know. FWIW, I'll have two races a year that are very windy, and two a year that aren't.
For issues of air compression, etc:
My fork is a Dedacci Blackstream, 5cm deep legs, width is 4.4cm at the bottom of the calipers, 6.7mm at the midpoint, & 9.2 at the front hub.
Frame is a Guru Cron'alu 50cm.