Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:28 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 10:51 pm 
I am aiming to reduce the weight of my race bike (cannondale caad7). The obvious choice seems to be to go for carbon wheels. I am mainly hesitat :D ing between Zipp 303 and Campy Hyperon. Normally the hyperons would be excluded because of their price tag (just like ADA, ZIPP Z3 etc) but I am able to get them at a serious discount (price 1500 USD). As the hyperons are only available from 2002 (correct?), I suppose the discount cannot be related to an older model.

Has anyone experience with the zipp 303 or hyperons? Any other suggestions on carbon wheels in the 1500 usd price range?


Top
   
Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 10:51 pm 


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Light Weels
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:10 pm 
I have a pair of the Zipp 303's and a pair of the American Classic Carbon which are Amer. Classic hubs and Zipp rims. Both are great wheels. I am a heavy (190lbs) rider and have had little problems with either. At $1500 the Zipps and Amer. Classics are going to still be cheaper and lighter. The Zipps weight 1140, and the AC's weigh 1080. Both weights are without skewers. The Hyperons weigh 1200, but I am not sure if that includes skewers. I am guessing they do not. I also have a set of older neucleons that have similiar construction to the Hyperons, but are aluminum not carbon. They are quite a bit heavier, but have been the best all around wheels I have had (10,000+ miles and never touched and still perfically true). So, I would believe that the construction of the Hyperons is great as well. The Zipps are a little more aero as well. I would have to go with the Zipps or Amer. Classics if I were you. Be careful though, because many places are trying to sell the 2001 303's at reduced cost, as they are not the same as the 2002's and 2003's which are a little lighter. But if you shop around you can probably find them for a little over $1000.


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:19 pm
Posts: 576
Looking to be faster or just reduce weight?

Reduce weight? Get hyperon wheels and slap some chrono tires on there.

Want to be faster? Get a new frame and some nicer, but less expensive clincher wheels.

The amount of money you are looking to spend on wheels will get you a much nicer riding frame with better BB and front end stiffness all while being more compliant. Having a bike that rides better will make you want to ride more and will make you faster then any wheel upgrade.


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 10:03 pm
Posts: 1260
Location: Back in the saddle...
This. Thread. Is. From. 2003.

_________________
"Deserve's got nothing to do with it." William Munny


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:56 am
Posts: 566
wow! best ever resurrection party! the amazing thing is i have some of the latest hyperons and they weigh 1231g! no skewers. campy haven't done anything with these things for almost 15 years! and they are still pretty amazing.

_________________
Bobo S&S Steel Bike - 7.5 kg
Oltre XR2- 6.6 kg
Look 585 - 6.8 kg


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. advice on some wheels : Zipp 202 versus Ksyrium SL

in Road

altdrumz

9

1177

Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:36 am

BugsBunny7788 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Comparing two wheels for climbing

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

BugsBunny7788

22

1468

Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:28 pm

eric View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Zipp 303 or 404 for Do-it-All Wheels

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 4 ]

in Road

ryanw

56

5666

Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:15 pm

Odonata View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Campagnolo EPS - V2 versus V3

in Road

gerryc89

8

367

Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:20 pm

Mockenrue View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Corima MCC 47 S+ versus Lightweight Meilenstein

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ]

in Road

cyclespeed

79

7247

Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:00 am

cyclespeed View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], hamd, Yahoo [Bot] and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited