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World's lightest clincher wheelset?(9 posts)

World's lightest clincher wheelset?Breakfast
Sep 15, 2002 4:15 PM
http://www.topolinotech.com/index.html

Anybody riding on these?
I'd rather add an extra 20gfiltersweep
Sep 15, 2002 5:06 PM
http://www.zipp.com/wheels/303_clincher.html
I'd rather add an extra 20gjzinckgra
Sep 15, 2002 5:37 PM
I don't know how they can claim "worlds lightest" when a pair of american classic 350's will weigh about 1340 g. AND a lot cheaper too. $385!!!
Completely false advertisingPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Sep 15, 2002 7:44 PM
1) Theres a wheelset listed below at 1300 grams... 60 grams lighter than these wheels.
2) The Zipp 303 Zx or weigh in at 960 grams. Albeit at a cost of around $3000. I think I saw in their catalog the bearings alone cost around $1000.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
Coming soonBreakfast
Sep 15, 2002 7:55 PM
http://www.topolinotech.com/news02.htm

1080 grams.
InterestingPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Sep 15, 2002 10:14 PM
Thats cool... and a lot cheaper than the Zipp's. But for weight the Zipp's are still the lightest tubular unless someone can prove me wrong.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
prove you wrongstr8dum1
Sep 16, 2002 8:34 AM
Lew KOM 945g 700c

http://www.bicycleexoticadirect.com.au/LEW/LewKOM.htm
no, not reallyniteschaos
Sep 16, 2002 10:16 AM
those are weights for the tubular version of the Zip 303s, the clincher version is much heavier.
very suspiciousDougSloan
Sep 16, 2002 12:57 PM
I'm suspicious of any weight claim, but even more so when they don't come right out and tell you what the weight is or how they measured it; throwing in a bar chart with some vagueness to it and comparing them to a few select other wheels just smacks of misinformation and marketing ploy. At that point, I not only mistrust the marketing, but the product itself.

If you really want an answer, post here: http://www.topica.com/lists/gramhead/read

Doug