ZIPP 303 or fake?

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rossa2005
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by rossa2005

See foto.

Q: This is ZIPP rim, or fake?

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xuelan
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by xuelan

Oh my god! :o Where did you get it?

rossa2005
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xuelan wrote:Oh my god! :o Where did you get it?


In Belarus.

My local supplier says that this is ZIPP. I feel that something is not right. But I can not prove it.

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Wasn't aware there were fake dimpled rims around. However, the spoke colour does appear to be wrong and the Zipp logo should be moulded into the rim.

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Send a pm to Waldo, he works at ZIPP. He'll know for sure.
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They are not fake.

I have a set of Zipp 303 coming from Team Saxo Bank, which has the same "Zipp" logo on the rim. My rim is clamped to original Zipp hubs.

Your rim is probably about 2 "generations" old.
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prendrefeu wrote:Send a pm to Waldo, he works at ZIPP. He'll know for sure.
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record
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Logo is just a sticker, which can be applied to any rim. This rim doesn't look genuine to me, the dimples are hardly noticeable on the surface.
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As noted above it's a little older rim. Genuine Zipp prbably 2008 - 2009.
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Looks to be a 2009; I've never seen a fake dimpled rim (there were some handlebars a few years ago, one of which actually failed and resulted in an attempted lawsuit).

The colors on the world champ stripes look a bit off (at the top) but that could be just the photo. The Z logo was not molded in for this rim generation so that is correct.

As someone noted the spokes were not offered in black (directly from us) and the spoke angle looks pretty poor on one spoke, but everything I'm seeing in the laminate appears correct. The dimples were of a different pattern back then (2 rim generations prior to current), hence they are a bit more subtle than the other image posted by SWijland.

Hope that helps.
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Waldo wrote:I've never seen a fake dimpled rim .

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