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How tough are Zipp 303 clinchers?

Old 03-26-10, 05:56 PM
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How tough are Zipp 303 clinchers?

The RR in the stage race I'm doing this weekend is supposed to be on very rough roads. As with most others, I won't be running my full carbon tubulars.

I have a Zipp 303 clincher (aluminum brake surface) that I use as back up rear wheel. I was thinking of running that for the RR.

Would the 303 clincher be any less resilient to rough roads than an alloy clincher?
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are they '09s or '10s with that carbon-bridge tech or whatever?


even if not, it's probably fine. you have it, might as well race it?
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Point taken....

It is actually '06, but is in new condition.

I'm thinking I'm probably going to run it.
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i would think running tubulars would be ideal for rough roads.
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Originally Posted by MarkWW
i would think running tubulars would be ideal for rough roads.
That is true, but these roads are so rough I just don't want to risk my full carbon wheels (which I can't afford to replace) so I'm definitely running the clinchers. Just trying to decide whether to use the 303 or not.

My Ritchey 58's served me really well during the TT (my main use for those wheels w/ a wheelbuilder aerojacket) and the circuit race (on exceptionally smooth roads, strong headwinds).
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