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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:26 am 
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Hi all,
Local has these wheels for sale. I know there are knockoffs out there and just want to be sure this is legitimate.
If you have 2014 Zipp 303s, please take a look and let me know. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:49 am 
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don't think so. I doubt they are fake, but they don't look 2014 to me. they may be older zipps with the decals. the newer zipps have a dimple printing method that makes the dimples much more obvious and deeper than previous zipp wheels. those look like the older generation to me.

Easy way would be to measure the brake track width.


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Zipps have a barcode decal under one of the decals. It can't be removed and can be used to identify the rim (SN).

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:14 pm 
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What hubs? --> Easy give away


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:54 pm 
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davidalone wrote:
the newer zipps have a dimple printing method that makes the dimples much more obvious and deeper than previous zipp wheels.


That's not correct. Only the 2015 FireStrike wheels use the printing method on the decals. They look authentic, but the only way you can tell is by looking at the barcode and the hub and you can tell what year it's from.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:29 pm 
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Thanks for your replies, everyone. He says the hubs are the latest v9, although I don't have any pics of them. But it was the soft dimples on the rim which aroused my suspicion and hence me posting the question here. I don't think he'll allow me to peel back the decal to see a sn number. Isn't the SN/barcode number also on the inner rim track?

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These are legit, too hard for fakes to be this detailed (i.e. dimples and same finish). Also you can see the Handmade in Speedway embedded in it which is a fairly good giveaway.

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