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Gipiemme Wheelsets(5 posts)

Gipiemme Wheelsetsmindgam3
May 8, 2003 1:22 PM
As i'm a bit of a newbie to racing, just wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on the quality of this brand in general and in particular their wheel componenets as the cannondale R600 that i'm thinking of buying comes with them..... Also, i'm 6'4, and i notice alot of racing rims are drilled with 20 holes or even less, is strength a big issue here.

Help much appreciated for the newbie...
I noticed they flexed alot.SnowBlind
May 8, 2003 1:49 PM
I am 230# and they flexed pretty badly in a sprint.
I noticed they flexed alot.mindgam3
May 9, 2003 1:04 AM
hmmm k, anyone else?
re: Gipiemme Wheelsetstxcross
May 9, 2003 4:50 AM
Looking at the specs these are a slightly different version of the Tecno 024 made special for Cannondale. I personally ride the Tecno 032 that I use for both road and cyclocross and other than a slight problem with the rear hub (easily fixed) I have had no problems what so ever. Consider that I am 5'10" and 165 I don't really expect to have too many problems though.

I have a friend that works for the company that imports all of the Gipiemme stuff and he uses the low spoke count Grecal Parades (one level up from the 024's). He again uses his for both road and Cyclocross racing. He is about 6' 170-180.

Overall the 032's are great, they roll very well and have held true through about 1200 miles of road and trail use.

Unfortunately I cannot speak specifically to the 024's but based on my experience with the 032's and my friends with the Grecals I'd say you shouldn't have a problem.

As the guy above mentioned, you may get some flex if you weigh 230 and are in a sprint. If you're new to racing you may not even notice this though...
re: Gipiemme Wheelsetsal0
May 9, 2003 5:34 AM
Mz son (6'4'', 185lb) rode Techno 024 for 5 monthes, over 2000 miles. I have heard no complaints from him.