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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:14 pm 
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i am trying to buy a wheelset for my triathlon bike and i am between planetx carbon tubular 50-82 with tyres at 660€ and a wheelset of zipp 404/808 with carbon profil and aluminium rim model 2010 at 800€.can someone help me.
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Given the Planet X are tubulars and the Zipps with aluminium rim are clinchers - main question will be which tyre type would you prefer to use?

Zipp with the toroidal rim shape (pre Firecrest) if you believe the literature is more aero that the V shaped rims of the Planet X.

Are either of the wheelsets second hand? If so it is worth checking the warranty.

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[quote="Dalai"]Given the Planet X are tubulars and the Zipps with aluminium rim are clinchers - main question will be which tyre type would you prefer to use?

Zipp with the toroidal rim shape (pre Firecrest) if you believe the literature is more aero that the V shaped rims of the Planet X.

Are either of the wheelsets second hand? If so it is worth checking the warranty.[/quote
planetx are new and zipp model2010 second hand
so do you believe that i have to go for the zipp?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:19 pm 
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I think the Zipps would be faster. The PX rims don't fair very well in aero tests.

http://www.cyclingpowermodels.com/Compo ... amics.aspx

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I'm the first to dismiss bike company claims but will admit the advantages of rim shape are very real especially at higher yaw. I ride many windy tt's and will never go back to v shapes (I'm on Heds).


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:41 am 
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i would search around for some DA50's which you can get for about £800 uk at the moment much better wheels.

PX are good value and are reliable (depending on what hub they have used) can be a handfull in cross winds
Zipp's well i cant think of anything good to say about them. Every wheel i used had problems, from spokes rotating during 16km TT's, hubs failing and rim cracking.


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