|Zipp 380 carbon rims||Cyclorocket|
Oct 22, 2001 7:39 AM
|Are they reliable?
I heard horror stories about carbon rims (Zipp) destroying themselves just by breaking!
Who much spoke tension can it take?
do a 20 bladed spoke front wheel be enough to support 160lbs(with bike) ???
|re: Zipp 380 carbon rims||mackgoo|
Oct 22, 2001 2:44 PM
|I have an old pair of 440's and these things appear to be indestructable.The only caution I would say is the 440's are a 58mm V and it's getting pretty windy here now in the North East. When the winds get up to 20 mph or so the wheels do noticebly catch cross winds.|
|Everybody understand was taking about Zipp 280's||Cyclorocket|
Oct 22, 2001 5:50 PM
|Zipp 280 rims||gimondi|
Oct 25, 2001 7:55 PM
|I personally, and my shop have had very good luck with the 303 wheels and 280 rims. Of about 30 pair sold, plus my personal race wheels, we have yet to have a complaint, much less a problem. Read the reviews on this site, they are pretty much all 'i crashed 12 times and they are still true', and one guy saying 'i hit a ripple in the rode and they exploded'. sounds like a JRA (just riding along for you non bikeshop guys) story to me, they all begin that way, 'i was just riding along on the most glass-like smooth pavement and my Merlin frame just bent itself and the crankset broke, I don't know what happened...'
anyway, I would not hesitate to go witht the Zipp's, but 404's may be a better wheel if you want to go real fast, or do any TT's, if not, go with 303's (280 rims) and you will be VERY happy, no worries mate.