Carbon track wheels are specifically designed to withstand the rigours of track racing which is considerably different to riding on the road. Track disc wheels are usually fixed in order to provide maximum speed efficiency which is essential for this type of racing. As track racing circuits tend to have a very specific set of conditions compared to racing on roads such as banked surfaces which need to be ridden with fixed gears, the choice of wheels is one of the most important components to increase speed and efficiency while racing in these conditions.
Track bike wheels are designed for ease of handling at high speeds and to be light and responsive in racing conditions. American Classic track wheels are highly aerodynamic and feature strong threads to withstand the rigours of being taken off and on the bike multiple times. They can be used both on track and while out on the road so they are an ideal choice for cyclists who enjoy the benefits of fixed wheel riding in a variety of conditions.
There are all sorts of benefits to riding fixed wheel bikes on the road as well as on the track including improved fitness from lack of coasting, more control and deeper communion with the bike and with the road. Many cyclists use track wheels while road racing in order to provide a better work out and to keep leg muscles supple from the constant motion of peddling. By choosing high quality track wheels it is possible to take the speed and handling of racing on a track out into the great outdoors.