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Zipp dimples?climbo
Jan 22, 2004 7:37 AM
Anybody have Zipps? I know someone does...

I have a teammate offering me a set, 303's with Campy hubs. He said the drive side rear rim has some dimples in it which have been checked out by Zipp and that it is normal and has no efect on the integrity of the wheel. Having never had any experience with Zipps or carbon wheels, I'm wondering if it really is normal or not? They have not been ridden very much either so it seems weird to have this happen without much use.
re: Zipp dimples?schills
Jan 22, 2004 7:40 AM
If they are clinchers I know that excessive braking can cause the rim to delaminate from the cf, which could look like dimples.
these are tubulars (nm)climbo
Jan 22, 2004 10:25 AM
re: Zipp dimples?MShaw
Jan 22, 2004 9:54 AM
You got any pics? That'd help.

Zipp is very good about warranties for defects.

Buy them, keep an eye on them, enjoy for a long time!

It's normal..terzo rene
Jan 22, 2004 11:52 AM
at least on 2002 and earlier. I have some 2003 rims and the dimples are gone. It's just from spoke tension on very thin wall rims - just like how water in a plastic bag looks.

I can't imagine it helps the aerodynamics much, but other than that no problem. I have over 15,000 km on a rear wheel that has some with no problems.
re: Zipp dimples?mtpisgah1
Jan 22, 2004 11:59 AM
I would hope a teammate wouldn't sell you a bad set of wheels. I would call Zipp and get their opinion.
re: Zipp dimples?climbo
Jan 23, 2004 7:33 AM
well he is a teammate and I'm not buying them until I ride them so it's not really a problem there. Like I said, Zipp has said they are fine (second hand info to me), I'm just trying to find out if that is the case or not from those with experience.