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Zipp 302 v Flo 45 disc brake wheels

Old 04-21-18, 09:40 AM
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Zipp 302 v Flo 45 disc brake wheels

Looking at both of these wheel sets. Any opinions on each? Any better option in the $1250-1500 range? Thanks
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Old 04-21-18, 10:08 AM
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I'm not sure why you'd go with the 302s at all; they only comes in 6-bolt (I think). Sapim came out with a new, cheaper spoke for it. It lacks anything you'd expect from a Zipp. Further, it's not tubeless compatible, if you ever want to go that way.

Save a bundle and get this:
https://www.competitivecyclist.com/p...NDYXQxMDAwNjg=

Or these, for the same money but tubeless-ready and centerlock:
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...ode=black_grey

Or these:
https://novemberbicycles.com/collections/rcg36-wheels

Too lazy to look for more right now.
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I do see now that Zipp has moved off their 6-bolt-only position (at least for these), but the rest of my point stands. I don't think I'd want to go with a rim that can't do tubeless now, even if I had no immediate plans to go that route. Especially not when the only advantage I'm getting is the Zipp name.
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I'll echo Humbug and say that I wouldn't get a set of wheels that wasn't tubeless compatible and that I'd also look for Centerlock. In addition to his recommendations, you can also find Reynolds Assaults for ~$1200 if you poke around a bit. I have a set and am very happy with them (though it should be said that I'd expect to be happy with just about any mid-depth cf wheelset from a reputable manufacturer that's tubeless and has Centerlock hubs).
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Thanks. Any thoughts on the Flo’s.
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Originally Posted by jasrub View Post
Thanks. Any thoughts on the Flo’s.
Meh. Flo was cool when they were only making cheap carbon-faired aluminum wheels, undercutting Hed, for people not on the carbon clincher wagon. Now you can get Heds on sale for LESS than Flo if you have a bit of patience, and there are a variety of carbon clinchers for less, which weigh less, and the Flos are rather narrow by current standards. Why bother?
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