Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    would you buys old Zipps?

    Hey,
    I'm a newbie to this forums but have been cycling for a long time and I am in need of some honest opinions. I am planning on being a time trailist, but I do a lot of everything like track racing or stage races, but I don't have a lot of money. I want to get something that will work really well in TT's and will last forever. I friend of mine offered me 2007 dimpled Zipp 404's that have only been raced a couple of times for $1000. Tell me what you thin, is this a good price, are these really good wheels for TT's? Thanks in advance for he responses! How will these compare to my current wheels which are Bontrager Race XX lite.


    Peter

  2. #2
    Prefers Aluminum Sprocket Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Honolulu
    My Bikes
    Wife: Trek 5200, C'dale Rush Feminine, Vitus 979 Me: Felt S25, Cervelo Soloist, C'dale Killer V500, Miyata Pro (fixie)
    Posts
    2,671
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Zipp 404's are very good wheels, and if he's truthful about the fact that they've only been raced a couple of times, $1,000 is very inexpensive. They are ideal for time trials - the only way you'd be likely to get much faster than the Zipp 404s is to get a rear disc (you can always buy a disc later). I'm usually against buying used wheels, but I'd buy them for that price.

    Quote Originally Posted by hereandgone View Post
    I want to get something that will work really well in TT's and will last forever.
    OK, Zipps are good, but they won't last forever.

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    zipps

    I saw somewhere that you can buy (i don't really know what this is), a plastic/carbon small flat disk that fits inside a regular zipp wheel, and thus makes it a disk wheel. Am I making this uP? Do they actually work, and where and for how much can I buy them fro if it's worth it?

  4. #4
    Prefers Aluminum Sprocket Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Honolulu
    My Bikes
    Wife: Trek 5200, C'dale Rush Feminine, Vitus 979 Me: Felt S25, Cervelo Soloist, C'dale Killer V500, Miyata Pro (fixie)
    Posts
    2,671
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hereandgone View Post
    I saw somewhere that you can buy (i don't really know what this is), a plastic/carbon small flat disk that fits inside a regular zipp wheel, and thus makes it a disk wheel. Am I making this uP? Do they actually work, and where and for how much can I buy them fro if it's worth it?
    Check out this wheel cover: http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...jor=1&minor=24

    I'm not sure if you can use it with a Zipp 404 because of the depth of the rim. You could probably use it with your old Bontrager rear wheel. I've heard good things about this wheel cover. Never tried it myself, though.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •