Tarmac SL2 Zipp 303 FC

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biky
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by biky

Anybody runnin Zipp 303 firecrests in a Specialized Tarmac SL2

I've seen Cancellara runnin the prototype 303 in 2009 on the net but can't find any info here on the site

thanks!!
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biky
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by biky

nobody??
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UD77
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by UD77

could be wrong, but I don't think that they fit without some rub while under strong efforts.

durkonion
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by durkonion

My friend is running this setup. It is a very, very tight fit in there. I'd be surprised if it doesn't rub on hard efforts.

biky
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by biky

sounds bad..

mmmm
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CerveloMikey
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by CerveloMikey

Kind of on topic, my buddy has 303 FCs on his SL4. They are not supposed to fit. No rubbing.

Find a pair and test fit them.
R2.5 / R3 / S-Works 29er (20 lbs) / S-Works SL4 Di2 (14.7 lbs)

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Getter
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by Getter

Rear fitment of my 404 Firecrest tubular on a 2009 sl2.

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biky
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by biky

I don´t know anyone with 303FC´s

my rear end is 33mm and the 303 are about 28 (28.5mm)

I would say enough for a person of 1.70 m and 60 kg

thats 2.5 mm on both sides
Tarmac SL2
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UD77
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by UD77

You may want to call zipp and ask them. I'm sure they'll tell you if they fit or not.

biky
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by biky

I´ve contacted Zipp and they told me it´s gonna be close.

they recommend 3mm on both sides for clearens but wanted to know if it was posibble cause a lot of companies got bigger marches then needed

now I saw pictures on FB in thetour of Cali. with a SL4 with 303´s
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yz387
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by yz387

I ran 303s on my 2010 Tarmac last year. When they developed cracks last fall, I sent them back to Zipp and had them rebuilt. They came back with the Firecrest rims. Installed them on my bike and they rub on hard efforts. My buddy has a 2012 Tarmac and when he tried them, he had the same problem. When my dealership contacted Zipp about it, they offered to replace them with 303 or 404 clinchers; implying that the clinchers would fit, but even the 404 FC tubulars might have issues. They are now for sale :(

BTW, don't put much stock in what you see the pros riding. When doing some reasearch on this tipic (with the LBS contacting both Zipp and Specialized) no one would come right out and say it, but the implication was that the pros on Specialized ride the previous gen 303s with FC stickers.

cezinho
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by cezinho

been looking at FC 404 tubs for a loonng time. always said that one day they would be mine.
now I realize that they don't fit to my SL2?!

big disapointment

UD77
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by UD77

404 fc DO fit in a Tarmac. I have ridden them for about a year now on my 2011 S-works Tarmac. No rub! 303's have a wider profile than 404's.

cezinho
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by cezinho

UD77 wrote:404 fc DO fit in a Tarmac. I have ridden them for about a year now on my 2011 S-works Tarmac. No rub! 303's have a wider profile than 404's.


oh that is better,
do you know if there is any change in the stays between your model and the 2009 S works model (SL2)

thank you

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UD77
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by UD77

cezinho wrote:
UD77 wrote:404 fc DO fit in a Tarmac. I have ridden them for about a year now on my 2011 S-works Tarmac. No rub! 303's have a wider profile than 404's.


oh that is better,
do you know if there is any change in the stays between your model and the 2009 S works model (SL2)

thank you



I dont know.

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