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  • Reynolds DV46 T

    13 10.00%
  • Campagnolo Bora Ultra

    36 27.69%
  • Zipp 404

    50 38.46%
  • Lightweight Standard

    19 14.62%
  • Bontrager Aeolus 5.0

    6 4.62%
  • Easton Tempest II carbon

    6 4.62%
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    Dirt-riding heretic DrPete's Avatar
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    What the hell has DrPete gone and done this time?

    So, I kinda mentioned a while back that I wanted to upgrade my race wheels--my Fulcrums are great, but I wanted to find something that would offer a little bit bigger advantage in terms of weight and aerodynamics. Then a little extra $$$ came my way, and the rest is history.

    Will it make me faster? Maybe a teeny tiny bit, otherwise probably not. Unless, of course, you count a little bit of placebo effect and pressure not to look like a doofus. Is it fun to bling out the bike? Oh hell yes.

    After careful consideration, I just placed an order for one of the oh-so-nice options above. Those select few who know the answer, don't give it away... And incidentally, I've got a pair of Fulcrum 1's for sale.
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    I wanna know!!!!
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    whaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

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    Giving you the business. Cypress's Avatar
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    I was thinking Lightweight, but then I remembered you are a military doc. Government cheese isn't that good.
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    I'm hoping for the Boras...

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    :waves hand from back of classroom:

    can i answer?

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    i hate you

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    I'm going with the Reynolds. They are lighter than ZIPPs plus pcad already has those.

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    Lightweights or bust!
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markman
    I'm going with the Reynolds. They are lighter than ZIPPs plus pcad already has those.
    Very good reasoning, but you forgot the bling factor. I the zipps say"BLING". Way to go Doc!

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    Donate your Fulcrums to a good cause. Me.

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    Zipps .... Got to be!
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    Zipp 404, to match the Pinny. The Fulcrums have a Campy freehub, don't they?
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    it has to be the zipps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg180
    Very good reasoning, but you forgot the bling factor. I the zipps say"BLING". Way to go Doc!
    Any of those wheels say BLING in my book. I'm going to stick with the Reynolds 'cause I think ZIPPS are becoming a bit too popular. Pretty soon everyone will have them

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    Lightweights or bust!
    For the bling that doesn't appear so ostentatious, but really is.

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    whaaaaaaaaaaaaa?


    drop the Boras and leave.

    yeah, I rob now.

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    Mmm... yeah... I may join you on that robbing thing...
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    Do you ride Campy on the Pinarello? I assume so and my vote therefore is the Boras.

    Otherwise the 404's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Zipp 404, to match the Pinny. The Fulcrums have a Campy freehub, don't they?
    wtf is a pinny?

    you've been around long enough to know better.

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    I would like to say boras but could he really stray after alllllll the talk about zipps the past few months?

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    I could tell you all, but I'd have to kill all the members of BF.

    Which might actually be a Community Service.

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    At the risk of derision and scorn, I have to just say this: This is the most self-important thread I have seen in quite a while.

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    I'm fine. Cromulent's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    At the risk of derision and scorn, I have to just say this: This is the most self-important thread I have seen in quite a while.
    Yeah, but it's a fun, self-important thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markman
    Any of those wheels say BLING in my book. I'm going to stick with the Reynolds 'cause I think ZIPPS are becoming a bit too popular. Pretty soon everyone will have them
    Hmmmm...another good point! I don't see the doc as a Reynolds man. The lightweights would be awesome with the PT...Hmmmm would he ever go that far?! Great entertainment for a Friday afternoon!

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