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Zipp, Mavic or other composite wheel upgrade or stay stock ?

Old 12-22-14, 12:13 PM
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zipp says their wheels have been tested and will have no problem with sustained braking BUT they have a 250 pound weight limit.

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Like anything else im trying to decipher between the factual & marketing hype.

Motorcycles, Les Pauls, old Marshalls, 66 SS Chevelles, ive tweaked everything ive ever owned.

Carbon fiber is spose to be lighter than aluminum and stronger than steel but the last thing i want to do on a downhill run at 45mph aboard a cycle with no engine is have the wheels disintegrate.
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Originally Posted by zvez View Post
zipp says their wheels have been tested and will have no problem with sustained braking BUT they have a 250 pound weight limit.
Umm, sure. How many people would feel safe loading up a bike with Zipps to 250 lbs and riding their brakes continuously all the way down a 5-mile 11% descent?
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Old 12-23-14, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by CNC2204 View Post




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Trying to decide if there is a need to upgrade my 2015 SPECIALIZED TARMAC ELITE Fulcrum stock wheelset.

I want the wheels to be able to stand the most punishment possible.

I don't race [not yet] but am training the a Triathlete.

Dont want to spend more than $500 a set.

Is it even worth it ?
No.
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Old 12-25-14, 08:07 AM
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Stick with what you have. For the money you have, your size, etc. You will see no, or such a small difference as to make no difference, difference or benefit to your current set.
Save your money.
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Old 12-25-14, 09:46 AM
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At 5'9" and 265#, you should ride your current wheelset into the ground. Wait till spring.
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There are issues. Not wanting to be offensive, but that at weight you will probably sacrifice performance for durabity. If you want performance and durability you are going to pay dearly with that weight limit.

i would wait and (if u want to) get down to 200 where the option for carbon wheels and lighter aluminum wheels are less pricy and durability wont be a big issue.
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Old 12-25-14, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by achoo View Post
Umm, sure. How many people would feel safe loading up a bike with Zipps to 250 lbs and riding their brakes continuously all the way down a 5-mile 11% descent?
I would with no reservation. I have a pair of Zipp Max wheels. They have a hybrid rim. Not sure I would be thrilled to do it on a carbon rim, however. Zipp still makes one model with hybrid rims.
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
There are issues. Not wanting to be offensive, but that at weight you will probably sacrifice performance for durabity. If you want performance and durability you are going to pay dearly with that weight limit.

i would wait and (if u want to) get down to 200 where the option for carbon wheels and lighter aluminum wheels are less pricy and durability wont be a big issue.




I weighed 200lbs in 9th grade football and was the only one in my class that wore mens size clothes.

i weighed 190 as an NFL trainer in the 80's.

200 lbs aint happening at 51 Homie.

Also read the fine print on my Fulcrum rims and they have a 250 weight limit also but i have no issues.

Most stuff is over engineered.

Ive been browsing some nice rims but i have to remind myself these are bicycles.

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Nice bike. Don't use that cable to lock your bike for any length of time where you're not watching it. It can be cut in a flash and you'll be looking for a new bike instead of new wheels.
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Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
At 5'9" and 265#, you should ride your current wheelset into the ground. Wait till spring.
But if he does wait until he rides his current wheels into the ground, that means he won't have wheels until he gets replacements.

That would preclude the most durable options - a set of 36- or 32- spoke handbuilt wheels. Unless he wants to wait until the wheels get built. And probably shipped.
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
There are issues. Not wanting to be offensive, but that at weight you will probably sacrifice performance for durabity. If you want performance and durability you are going to pay dearly with that weight limit.

i would wait and (if u want to) get down to 200 where the option for carbon wheels and lighter aluminum wheels are less pricy and durability wont be a big issue.
When you're 265 lbs, there isn't much performance difference between 3 lbs of wheels and 3 1/2 lbs of wheels.
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Originally Posted by colnago62 View Post
I would with no reservation. I have a pair of Zipp Max wheels. They have a hybrid rim. Not sure I would be thrilled to do it on a carbon rim, however. Zipp still makes one model with hybrid rims.
Do those rims fit in the OP's $500 budget.

(Wait, they're Zipps. NFW)
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Originally Posted by achoo View Post
Do those rims fit in the OP's $500 budget.

(Wait, they're Zipps. NFW)
Not even close. I answered the question posed in the post I quoted, which had nothing do with cost, or color for that matter.
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