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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:45 am 
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i have the cash for a rear lightweight or a set of zipps 404's

what should i go for??

any other options i should consider?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:50 am 
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marco fan wrote:
i have the cash for a rear lightweight or a set of zipps 404's

what should i go for??

any other options i should consider?


my opinion in clear: get the zipps (they're great wheels) an ride!
have fun

tobias.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:14 am 
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marco fan wrote:
i have the cash for a rear lightweight or a set of zipps 404's

what should i go for??

any other options i should consider?


hmmm, easy answer. since you already have the money, get the lightweights, should you consider something else yes, lightweight "obermayer" which are lighter.

if you have the money why not get the best wheel on earth? are lightweights better than zipp 404, YES :!: :!: :!: do others think, that zipp's are just as good, yes, are they wrong, no; but alot of the pros ride them over and over again - i guess its on you to make the final choice.

lightweights are higher, tighter tolorance wheels very few made per year, less chance of seeing them on the road (bragging rights :lol: ) and they require less maintenance.

you got the cash, you like them, buy them.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:02 am 
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spytech wrote:
marco fan wrote:
i have the cash for a rear lightweight or a set of zipps 404's

what should i go for??

any other options i should consider?


hmmm, easy answer. since you already have the money, get the lightweights, should you consider something else yes, lightweight "obermayer" which are lighter.

if you have the money why not get the best wheel on earth? are lightweights better than zipp 404, YES :!: :!: :!: do others think, that zipp's are just as good, yes, are they wrong, no; but alot of the pros ride them over and over again - i guess its on you to make the final choice.

lightweights are higher, tighter tolorance wheels very few made per year, less chance of seeing them on the road (bragging rights :lol: ) and they require less maintenance.

you got the cash, you like them, buy them.


It's not a set of lightweights or a set of zipp's. But a Lightweight disc or a set of zipp's.

Marco Fan: It's a question we can't answer. What do you want?? 8)
Where do you use it for? TTing? Then go for the disc. Crits? Then go for the Zipp's.


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its not a disc i am considering but a 20 spoke rear wheel

these wheels or wheel will be used for road racing

i know that the lightweights are the best wheel out there it just is one better than two zipps???


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:43 am 
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marco -

Why not wait and save up for a pair of Lightweights? They are worth the wait....

rico


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marco fan wrote:
its not a disc i am considering but a 20 spoke rear wheel

these wheels or wheel will be used for road racing

i know that the lightweights are the best wheel out there it just is one better than two zipps???


Ow okee, my fault. sorry

When you know you can buy the front wheel a year later. Then go for the lightweight rear wheel.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:52 pm 
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Marco Fan If I were you,I'd buy the pair of Zipp,the pair of Zipp will be much more effective than only one Lightweight.
If you have money to buy the front Lightweight one,buy the rear one and order the front one,if no,go for Zipp.You can't be disapointed.

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save your money you will be more pleased with the set of lightweights :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:53 am 
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with only 1 lightweight, will your bike become a unicycle?

or do you already have a front wheel?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:41 pm 
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Tippster wrote:
with only 1 lightweight, will your bike become a unicycle?

or do you already have a front wheel?


I have this question too, what are your other frontwheels? If you have some good front wheels, I shouldgo for the LW


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