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 Post subject: Would you?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:12 pm 
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I own a set of mavic cosmic carbone slr exalith and are fitted to my c59 matt black,but i have a chance of some new zipp
404 firecrest clinchers.As per title would you keep the mavic or have the zipp? my mind keeps going over and over cant make it up.

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 Post subject: Re: Would you?
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Are you going to be able to get a deal on the Zipps?

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 Post subject: Re: Would you?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:19 pm 
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I have a deal on the zipps if i want them.
How strong are they compared to the mavic?

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 Post subject: Re: Would you?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:25 pm 
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I have had the pleasure of owning a pair of FC404 that came with my s3. It had the new 188 zipp hub. It's a pretty awesome wheel and very stable at high speeds, can't really fault them. But what turned me off was riding them in the wet and I sold them. Was using swisstop yellows at a descent, bike wouldn't stop rolling down at a speed I thought I would literally crash into oncoming side traffic at a T junction . I would say I did jam those super record brakes very hard , but it just wouldn't stop. Just informing you about carbon braking if you have had yet to try them. Otherwise, it's a very very nice wheel.

Then again.. I just jumped onto a bora ultra 2 purchase.. Back to square 1 :|

See if you can test ride those wheels, I'm sure there will be some avail for testing/demo.


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 Post subject: Re: Would you?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:01 pm 
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stang1 wrote:
I have had the pleasure of owning a pair of FC404 that came with my s3. It had the new 188 zipp hub. It's a pretty awesome wheel and very stable at high speeds, can't really fault them. But what turned me off was riding them in the wet and I sold them. Was using swisstop yellows at a descent, bike wouldn't stop rolling down at a speed I thought I would literally crash into oncoming side traffic at a T junction . I would say I did jam those super record brakes very hard , but it just wouldn't stop. Just informing you about carbon braking if you have had yet to try them. Otherwise, it's a very very nice wheel.

Then again.. I just jumped onto a bora ultra 2 purchase.. Back to square 1 :|

See if you can test ride those wheels, I'm sure there will be some avail for testing/demo.

Thanks for the info,i had bora 2 really nice wheels but i had problems with spokes breaking.
I f you ever need any spokes i have a bora ultra 2 spoke kit for sale at half price.

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 Post subject: Re: Would you?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:13 pm 
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stang1 wrote:
Was using swisstop yellows at a descent, bike wouldn't stop


You would have gotten better braking if you'd used the pads that Zipp recommends.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Would you?
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eric wrote:
stang1 wrote:
Was using swisstop yellows at a descent, bike wouldn't stop


You would have gotten better braking if you'd used the pads that Zipp recommends.
Yep! The cork pads work great and the platinums work amazingly well.


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 Post subject: Re: Would you?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:45 am 
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I think the braking also makes a difference in what you weigh.

I'm 190 lbs and had the FC303's and the Cosmic Carbone SLR's and the braking on the SLR's were amazing. I did have the cork pads with the FC303's.

The FC303's are a bit lighter but that wasn't as big of a deal for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Would you?
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In my honest opinion, I preferred the swisstop yellows over the cork pads, it grips alot better than the zipp cork pads that was supplied to me, and they dunt wear as fast. Unfortunately I wasn't able to trial those cork pads in the wet, but supposedly what grips better when dry should grip better in wet conditions? I may be wrong though .


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