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High zoot wheel durability

Old 04-23-08, 02:25 PM
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High zoot wheel durability

Looking for some info particularly on deep dish carbon wheels, tubular or clincher types.

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a) wheels
b) approximate miles ridden
c) how long you've been riding them.
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Old 04-23-08, 02:51 PM
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Ravenmore had a cracked Zipp 404 -- info in the thread. It's a data point
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a) Ritchey WCS Carbon tubular (non-dimpled Zipp 404 rims)
b) Raced 5 times, rear wheel cracked when it was run over in a crash in the 5th race, raced 7 races since then. So something like 400 miles front, 250 miles rear.
c) Had them since June '07.

I'm really happy with these wheels. Ritchey provided good service and replaced the rear rim for $250 after the crash. They were run over pretty hard by another rider. A more standard Alu rim might have been trashed in the same crash, or it may have been trueabe; it is pretty hard to tell. They certainly feel fast, and the tubulars feel great in corners.
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Old 04-23-08, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Ravenmore had a cracked Zipp 404 -- info in the thread. It's a data point
Didn't see any mileage or time data so I thought you linked the wrong thread where this has been done before. Post up Ravenmore...
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what are you using them for? racing? what type, etc?

spinergy stealth PBO is going to be one of the best in terms of durabilty and comfort. i've put a good 8,000 miles both training and racing on mine with zero problems. hung a spoke on someone's QR lever during a race at 25mph and wheel only needed minor truing. name another wheel that could take that kind of abuse.
they climb fairly well, but i think they were made for crits and other flatter events. easily one of the best crit wheels you can buy.
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Originally Posted by Chucklehead View Post
what are you using them for? racing? what type, etc?
I'm not. This is mainly to help settle a debate. Personally I'm not on the deep dish carbon wheel band-wagon yet. My personal and uninformed, untested opinion is that most of us at the amateur level are running them for bling factor.

However my wife thinks I need to get some for the new Trek Madone 6.5 just cause they look better...gotta love her. But that has nothing to do with why I want this info.
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My personal and uninformed, untested opinion is that most of us at the amateur level are running them for bling factor.
it's definitely debatable. they won't help you much if you're tucked in the pack.
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Assorted Hed wheels (Trispokes and Alps).

A couple thousand miles, probably 1/2 commuting around town/campus. Lots of that with potholes where I avoid the big ones and think light over the smaller ones.

2 or so years.
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a) Reynolds DV46
b) 1500 miles/80 hours since I got them used, supposedly with roughly 1000 miles on them already
c) Riding them since february, mostly for racing. They were supposed to be race only, but I don't have enough discipline to not use them at other times as well. Some of the racing was over very crappy roads.
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