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Zipp experiences(8 posts)

Zipp experiencesProboscis
Dec 19, 2001 6:21 PM
Thinking of a set of Zipp 404's for my tri bike. Anybody have any experiences with any of Zipp's productsa? Thanks.
re: Zipp experiencesmackgoo
Dec 19, 2001 6:23 PM
I have a set of 440's I think they are great. Really seem to be bullet proof. They do catch heavy cross winds, not as bad as Spinergys but more than a 38mm V.
excellentDuane Gran
Dec 20, 2001 4:09 AM
I ride 440 tubulars for racing and love them. They are great wheels and you should be happy with them if the cost isn't a terrible problem. If they are too costly, I suggest looking into American Classic carbon wheels as an alternative.
re: Zipp experiencesAkirasho
Dec 20, 2001 5:03 AM
... currently using 404's (both tubular and clincher) with positive experiences.

They are used, depending on the bike and conditions, in conjunction with, or as a substitute for HED Stinger 90 DEEPs, H3 and ZIPP or HED tubular disc.

The 404 clincher is the most all rounder of these...

We abide.

Remain In Light.
for the money..str8dum1
Dec 20, 2001 5:04 AM
i'd got with Hed 3 trispokes. The most aero non disc wheel you can buy. Being a tri racer, aero should be the only thing you should be concerned with.

the zipps are nice wheels, but dont you want the fastest wheels available? But I guess when you dont do too hot, you can always blame the wheels

good luck
re: Zipp experiencesNYCyclist
Dec 20, 2001 11:05 AM
My girlfriend surprised me before last years IMUSA with a set of Zipp 404 clinchers..... love them. They without a doubt make you faster and seem to be quite sturdy (I go about 195 lbs). They are also very stiff! At that price range, your big decision will be Zipps vs Hed's. To tell you the truth, I question if there is all that much of a difference between the wheels. Sure, some will argue that the Heds are more aero in the wind tunnel, and I do not dispute that, but I wonder if there is a difference between the wheels on MY (your) bike with ME (you) pedaling. I like the Zips b/c they are a bit lighter, less weight to drag on the hilly coursesthat I tend to race on.

Just MHO.
re: Zipp experiencesWoof the dog
Dec 20, 2001 9:18 PM
Zipps got more fame, Heds should be heavier. You want light and aero, with light intended to handle all the accelerations.

tam tam tam

Woof the dog.
Got 303s...Love them...biknben
Dec 21, 2001 7:14 AM
For a Tri bike I would recommend the 404s. Check out the reviews. I posted mine for the 303s.