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Carbon Aero wheels on a Aluminum frame???

Old 08-06-08, 08:03 PM
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Carbon Aero wheels on a Aluminum frame???

....Thinking of putting zipps on my Caad9 is this strange? Ive never seen CF wheels on a Cannondale before....just curious
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Old 08-06-08, 08:08 PM
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Go for it.
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Old 08-06-08, 08:11 PM
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The potential for Galvanic corrosion jumping across the seat and chainstays is too great. I would not risk it.
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Oh man. Never thought of that. Can I reduce the risk if I store the wheels in a different room when not riding?
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Reduce, not eliminate.
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lol funny...well ALLRIGHTY THEN!!!

Thanks for the visual aids thats just what I needed. Truth is earlier today I almost pull the trigger on a new Cervelo R3, but at the last minute decided to just invest about half the cost of the new bike into my existing bike....which is.....also....ah....new. Anyway gonna get some decent 40mm carbon aero wheels, and maybe some other road bling....

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Old 08-06-08, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post


Go for it.
You realize thats not an aluminum bike, right?

Thats the SuperSix that HealthNet pb Maxis currently ride, not the CAAD 9 or Six13 or System6 or whatever its called.

EDIT: on second look, I believe that is the SystemSix.

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Old 08-06-08, 08:54 PM
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since we are on the subject, are the Zipp 303 really concidered "aero"? or should I go for the 404?. I want the best of both worlds, climbing and speed....so Iam concidering the 303's is it enough?
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Old 08-06-08, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
The potential for Galvanic corrosion jumping across the seat and chainstays is too great. I would not risk it.
Lmao. Nice!
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Old 08-06-08, 11:50 PM
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Do it. I just bought an R3; and conceivably could have been happier on my Soloist Team (Al) and some 404s..
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I'd go 404. Deep. I have DV46s and wish I had deeper rims.

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if you want 40mm you can save some money and get some soul 4.0's instead..
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Go very deep and full on with the Zipp 808! UCI Road racing legal!
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Pfft...carbon wheels on a Cannondale..howzabout a Leader?!

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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
I'd go 404. Deep. I have DV46s and wish I had deeper rims.
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Old 08-07-08, 11:54 AM
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Not strange at all.
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Go 404's. They're stoopid light anyway. Best balance of weight and aero.
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So? Can't think of any reason not to do it.

Well, aside from that whole galvanic corrosion thing.
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Old 08-07-08, 02:50 PM
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Old 08-07-08, 02:56 PM
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Talk to PCAD......or read one of his many many postings on the subject ;-)

here's one

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/450356-zipp-404-tubies-faster-period.html

although the six13 is part carbon

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Old 08-07-08, 03:24 PM
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I'm glad to see your bike wears it's helmet near the pool...but where's it's lifejacket? Nice upgrade though, I'm thinking of doing something similar with my CAAD8.
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Old 08-07-08, 03:40 PM
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hahaha! that bike dont need a life jacket! its so light it floats! and so fast it would draft over without breaking the surface tention of the water...

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