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Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR Wheelset - Clincher

Old 11-26-10, 02:37 PM
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Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR Wheelset - Clincher

I was looking at Zipp 404's but saw/purchased Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR Wheelset - Clincher for $1,000. The price seems right but am I making a mistake?
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If you aren't riding Zipps, then you aren't riding period.

Spend the dough, bro.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays
If you aren't riding Zipps, then you aren't riding period.

Spend the dough, bro.
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and that's why I'm not riding.
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buy the carbones.
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Too late to get advice, you already bought them!!!!

Ride them and let us know how you like 'em.
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Not to late to return them, purchased them at Bonktown and had to lock in the deal.

Why is Zipp better?

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Originally Posted by v70cat
Not to late to return them, purchased them a Bonktown and had to lock in the deal.

Why is Zipp better?
Adds 100% more bling factor than the Carbones.
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Zipps are slightly heavier than the new Mavics (about 50 grams) but perhaps a bit more aero (58mm vs. 52mm). But you can't go wrong with those Mavic hoops for only $1000, although I saw them for a bit less than that (Bonktown deals aren't always what they're cracked up to be). Don't worry about it.

Zipps are very cool, but until I've ridden and owned those Mavics, I can't say they're better.
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There is no bling in cycling. Any 'bling' perceived by bike weenies is utterly pathetic and completely laughable to the rest of the world.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Zipps are slightly heavier than the new Mavics (about 50 grams) but perhaps a bit more aero (58mm vs. 52mm). But you can't go wrong with those Mavic hoops for only $1000, although I saw them for a bit less than that (Bonktown deals aren't always what they're cracked up to be). Don't worry about it.

Zipps are very cool, but until I've ridden and owned those Mavics, I can't say they're better.
Thanks for your thoughts. Where did you see them for less? Performance had them "on sale" for $1,500. Chain reaction had them for $842.42 but they can not ship them out of the EU.

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Originally Posted by patentcad
There is no bling in cycling. Any 'bling' perceived by bike weenies is utterly pathetic and completely laughable to the rest of the world.
Wrong.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays
Wrong.
I can buy some Zipp stickers for $3.99. I think the Mavic wheels also offers a fair amount of bling and come with carbon spokes.
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^The Zipp stickers are what you are paying for when you buy 404's.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays
^The Zipp stickers are what you are paying for when you buy 404's.
$1000 + $3.99 = $1003.99

or

$2,000+/- for Zipps

I would rather buy my stickers A la carte Though I don't see the need since the Mavic's look good as they are.

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Originally Posted by patentcad
There is no bling in cycling. Any 'bling' perceived by bike weenies is utterly pathetic and completely laughable to the rest of the world.

All bike weenies care about is what other weenies think about your bike. The rest of the world already think we are laughable given the spandex gear and they will never understand why we would spend over $1,000 on wheels.
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Originally Posted by v70cat
Thanks for your thoughts. Where did you see them for less? Performance had them "on sale" for $1,500. Chain reaction had them for $842.42 but they can not ship them out of the EU.
Good question. I'd like to know as well being that I'm interested in these wheels. I haven't seen them for less than thatand I've been looking and Chainreaction has the REAR wheel for $842.42 not the set.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays
Wrong.
Idiot.
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Originally Posted by v70cat
$1000 + $3.99 = $1003.99

or

$2,000+/- for Zipps

I would rather buy my stickers A la carte Though I don't see the need since the Mavic's look good as they are.
I think the Mavic wheels are very cool looking. Bad ass even!

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Originally Posted by v70cat
I was looking at Zipp 404's but saw/purchased Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR Wheelset - Clincher for $1,000. The price seems right but am I making a mistake?
I have the CC SLRs and was also looking at 404 clinchers when I made the purchase.

The 404s have much better hubs but I give the nod to the SLRs for durability and ease of maintenance (same freehub body design as the Ksyriums).
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Can't go wrong with Cosmic Carbone SLR's for $1000. Great find.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Idiot.
Time to change those Depends!
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Originally Posted by DCnoJ
Good question. I'd like to know as well being that I'm interested in these wheels. I haven't seen them for less than thatand I've been looking and Chainreaction has the REAR wheel for $842.42 not the set.
Pcad, were did you see them for less than $1,000?
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They're back for $950. At this rate, by Christmas they'll be $400.
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See Pcad knew that he could buy them for less, was just waiting for Bonktown to offer them.

Funny thing is that I canceled the order last week, because of the potential of a better price.
I ordered them this time.
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Just picked up a set.
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