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Any good suggestions for crit wheels?(3 posts)

Any good suggestions for crit wheels?Franchise
Sep 19, 2002 8:16 PM
Everyone,

I am looking to buy a set of crit wheels for next season. I just found an opportunity to buy a set of Zipp 303's from 2001. What do you guys think? He's giving me a really good deal on the tubulars, and I think they would make good wheels for crit racing. Any other suggestions for crits as far as wheels go?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

For those who care, I got the Single Speed and I think I'm going to pick it up this weekend.
303's should be fineDougSloan
Sep 20, 2002 5:40 AM
The first question I'd ask a crit racer is whether you tend to lead or follow. If you lead, get aero wheels; follow, light weight. Nonetheless. the 303's are very light and semi-aero, at least more than a box rim but less than a deep rim. The 303's are plenty stiff laterally and should track well in the corners. The only drawback I know of is that the braking isn't quite as good as an aluminum rim, but who brakes?

Doug
303's should be fineFranchise
Sep 20, 2002 7:32 AM
Doug,

Thanks for the input. I am more of a leader. I like to stay in the front to avoid the inevitable crashes. Does it make any difference if the wheels are a couple of years old?