Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?
Hi, sorry if this is a really stupid question, but I'm currently thinking about buying some new wheels for my road bike and can't find the answer elsewhere.
I'm considering a set of Pro Lite Bracciano A42's because they are supposedly strong (I'm a big lump), have the upside of being aero and look quite nice. Obviously not a sexy as their carbon equivalents, but due to being heavy I don't want to risk getting carbon wheels at this point.
What's putting me off is that I keep seeing references to aero section wheels not being good on climbs and in windy conditions. The windy conditions bit is self explanatory, but I can't see why they would be detrimental to climbing. Being a big lump I certainly don't need any other hindrances on climbs...
Thanks in advance for help/advice, Paul.