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2002 Zipp 303 clinchers/tubular wheelsets(3 posts)

2002 Zipp 303 clinchers/tubular wheelsetsKotashaan
Feb 3, 2002 5:44 AM
Are the 2002 Zipp 303's durable enough to use for everyday training in addition to weekend racing or should they be reserved strictly for racing only? Are there any durability issues with Zipp 303's that I should be aware of?
re: 2002 Zipp 303 clinchers/tubular wheelsetsEric16
Feb 3, 2002 12:15 PM
I wouldn't train on wheels that nice...but that's just me...I don't think there are strength issues with them, I just wouldn't train on 'em (although I would DEFINITILY race with them if I had the resources!!!)
re: 2002 Zipp 303 clinchers/tubular wheelsetsmmaggi
Feb 5, 2002 8:48 AM
If you weigh more than 175lbs, I'd stay away. But that's based on not riding them, but it's based on what I've read and knowing those who own them and ride them (pre 2002 models). The 2002 models are even lighter.

They're very light weight with few spokes. I'm sure they're built very well, but they're made for racing which to me implies that the racer is relatively lightweight. I think we can assume at least that much.

If you're light weight and you've got the bucks, buy'em and use them for training too. I know plenty who do.