I just bought used Zipp 404 Firecrest (2012) for my Specialized Tarmac SL2 2013.
During hard pedaling I got some noises, I thought it's the brake pads, but I noticed later the Zipp labels on rear wheel are scratched out.
The rim is rubbing rear part of the frame (only on the drive side), there's not much space.
The wheels were checked in Specialized.
They replaced all the bearings (+$90) and said that the side play I get is normal, and for Zipp wheels this is good.
They had no clue what else to do.---- UPDATE ----
I contacted Zipp, their replies came immediately, saying I am first to have issue with Tarmac and that I should:
- check axle and spokes
- check whether the hub is centered, and if it is, then I should try to add 0.25mm washer between end cap and freehub
Ok, hub is centered.
I replaced the axle (+$30) as it seemed scratched on one place (like this
), and just in case some washers too.
It eliminated some play, but not enough!
By pushing with my hand the rear rim could touch each side of frame.
Here's a video: youtube
Zipp says some side play is normal when NOT under load... but the rim still touches the frame under hard pedalling.
I replaced bearings again for "hybrid ceramic" (+$30) myself just to be sure, unfortunately didn't notice difference.Somewhat solved
by adding 2mm shims at both ends of the hub... see last post.
Btw. I saw a S-Works Tarmac (vino edition) with Zipp 303 FC
standing in Specialized Concept store
My issue is caused either with the height of the rim / the frame.
The rear hub side to side play is normal (another topic here
Tags: Zipp Firecrest 2012 compatible compatibility issues Specialized Tarmac SL2
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