So I started out with a short list of 3 sets of Carbon Tubulars that I was interested in purchasing and racing 6 months ago. They were as the following wheels;
Zipp 202 tub
Zipp Fc303 tub
Shimano c35 tub
After Removing the zipp 202 due to possible flexing/not stiff enough I have gotten down to the other two. The things I am trying to consider is;
Zipp 303 fc
A) are they gonna fit a Cervelo R3 frameset. As the 303 firecrest have fitament problems on the Specialized frames is it possible that they could rub the chain stays of the R3?
b) I like the fact that they are deeper than the Shimano c35s and lighter, but will they be stiff enough to not be rubbing the brakes everytime you put the bike under load?
A) Are these wheels stiffer than zipp 303s or not?
B) How good is this wheelset and is it worth extra 2-3 hundred more than zipp 303s
I dont want anything deeper than 45mm. I have or had a set of 58 carbon tubulars from american classic and could only ride them half of the races i had them because I could hardly keep the bike straight and upright when only warming up because the wind is brutal on them and me be 5'7 140 lbs. I hope I wouldnt experience this with the 303s.
Anybody have knowledge of these to sets that can answer some of my questions from above about them? If you guys have other ideas wheelset wise feel free to throw those out there also. I will race these wheels on road races only not crits and prefer low aero profile <=45mm light and easy to spin up. Id prefer wheels that spin up easy. Lastly the set out of these 2 that is the sturdy/ strongest made