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Use Zipp Wheel or to not use Zipp wheel(3 posts)

Use Zipp Wheel or to not use Zipp wheelNate552
Jun 26, 2003 12:10 PM
I have a 51 mile race this weekend that has a lot of climbing (4400 ft), which is great for me. However, the last 10 miles or so will be mostly downhill and fast. I was going to ride my Bontrager Race Lites, but I'm thinking about running a Zipp 440 for a front wheel. Any opinions on this? Thanks!
re: Use Zipp Wheel or to not use Zipp wheelasgelle
Jun 26, 2003 1:36 PM
With listed weights for the Bontrager at 740 gm and the Zipp at 590 gm, why wouldn't you use the Zipp. Even if the Zipp were heavier, the aero benefit would greatly outweigh any reasonable extra weight. See www.analyticcycling.com to calculate the speed gain.
Think about crosswindsKerry
Jun 26, 2003 5:53 PM
If the course is going to be windy, the Zipp's could be more of a handling issue.