Which to buy Zipp 60 or Shimano 9000 50 Clinchers?

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roffem
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by roffem

Hi All,

Got a real dilemma on which wheels to buy! Should I go for the Shimano 9000 50 or the new Zipp 60? The weight is within a few grams but the hubs on the Zipps are not the same as on the higher end wheels. Any thoughts?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-dura-ac ... elset-2013

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/zipp-60-clinche ... wheel-2013

Cheers,

Martin

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fa63
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by fa63

Shimano, no question. Better hubs and a better all-around wheel, IMO.

roffem
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by roffem

Going off recommends and this review I've ordered the Shimano C50's. Can't wait to try them out!

http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2013/04/d ... er-review/

Cheers,

Martin

drmutley
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by drmutley

Zipp hubs couldn't get any worse could they?!?! C50s everyday of the week :-)

yongkun
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by yongkun

C50. Top notch stufd

mann2
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by mann2

been using the WH-9000 C50s for quite a while and would reco them over the Zipps. Make sure you have them trued before installation as mine were a bit out of true out of the box.

Doolop
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by Doolop

To add to what everyone else is saying: Shimano.

Zipp hubs are fairly poor in design when compared to a dura ace hub. And the new shimano rim shape should be a little aero step up from previous generations.

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