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    i need a recommendation...

    for a disc type rear wheel? budget around $1400

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    Zipp Super9.

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    close, only about a grand over budget, but thanks for the reply JMR

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    FFWD Disc-T. $1449, widely used in nat'l-level competition.

    http://www.ffwdusa.com/DISC_T-details.aspx
    the hipster myth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
    FFWD Disc-T. $1449, widely used in nat'l-level competition.

    http://www.ffwdusa.com/DISC_T-details.aspx
    i have been very happy with my FFWD.

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    now we're talkin', thanks guys.

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    ooh, sweet! thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrinkboy View Post
    close, only about a grand over budget, but thanks for the reply JMR
    Really? Sorry, that's how much they are over here ($2400ish)... I thought that they would be much less in the USA.

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    USA Shrinkboy? Consider trawling sites such as the Slowtwitch tri forum classified for a secondhand Zipp 900? Or keep an eye on specials for the same wheel new - I picked up a Zipp 900 new locally for $1,200 by keeping my eyes peeled.
    http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au

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    Yeah, end of triathlon season seems to be the time to buy disc's and deep carbon wheels!

    Most of them have done 40k's and that's it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    Yeah, end of triathlon season seems to be the time to buy disc's and deep carbon wheels!

    Most of them have done 40k's and that's it!

    JMR
    are they simple to convert to a fixed hub?

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    Check your local craigslist.

    There's a super 9 over here that has been listed for $1300 forever
    PedalRoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocirapture View Post
    are they simple to convert to a fixed hub?
    Zipp, yes. Just buy the track axle kit.

    http://www.wheelbuilder.com/zipp-dis...rsion-kit.html

    Some others brands are similar, but some do not convert... so check before buying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocirapture View Post
    are they simple to convert to a fixed hub?
    my personal opinion on the conversion is it works- but is not the best choice for track, especially if you will exclusively use the disc on the track..
    i have had a few disc:
    * older zipp 950 with road and track axle
    * ProLite with road and track axle
    * FFWD with dedicated track axle
    all of the disc i have had were good, and performed similarly. i never really had big issues with the convertible hubs- but they can be a little finicky.

    learning to use the allen bolt/cone bolt end on the Zipp took a little work- i got it to work, and it would be a non-issue if you had built-in tensioners in your frame... but they are not hugely confidence inspiring.. especially on kilo starts for us Big Boys.. and they take some modifying to fit some dropouts

    the Pro-Lite had track nuts on the track conversion- but it had an overly complicated and under engineered conversion axle. i found myself flipping spacers and trying to modify it to spin well.. did my best kilo on that disc- but wasting thoughts on whether the axle is put together correctly is a waste..
    (the ProLite used the Novatec convertible hub like on this: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/12...road_disc.html)

    the FFWD works just like any other track wheel- with no issues tightening the bolts or slipping on starts.. it has worked like it is supposed to every time. that goes a long way with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinn8it View Post
    learning to use the allen bolt/cone bolt end on the Zipp took a little work- i got it to work, and it would be a non-issue if you had built-in tensioners in your frame... but they are not hugely confidence inspiring.. especially on kilo starts for us Big Boys.. and they take some modifying to fit some dropouts
    Really? I have a Super-9 with the allen key bolt and have found that it REALLY bites into the dropout (my Teschner frame doesn't have chain tensioners either)... I have never had the Super-9 move in the drop out despite some REALLY hard, big gear starts.

    I previously had a 900 disc with a more normal style axle with track nuts and did have that move occasionally.

    JMR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinn8it View Post
    my personal opinion on the conversion is it works.........................
    it was not my intention to imply the conversions or the Allen bolts don't work

    i thought i made it pretty clear that they do work- for me and a huge number of track riders
    (based on how many conversion hub disc are at say Masters Nats here in the US..)

    i just don't like the conversion hub or the allen bolts. strictly personal opinion..

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    thanks to all of you; i have since moved on the acquisition of the FFWD wheel, and expect it to arrive within the week

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