but when you come off and run a marathon the smoother ride from an 808 will give you better snap in your legs for the 26 miles that are ahead of you...
Wow, bombshell. Why hasn't anybody told that to all the (top)triathletes (non-sponsored by, or bike standard equipped with Zipp) who race (hard) with composite-spoked wheels like Corima, Hed or Xentis.
And re: Casran; it's funny how suddenly HED wheels are the ones with problems. Years of Zipp cracking seem suddenly forgotten, and i don't think u will find a wheel more bombproof then the H3.
If you want pretty; buy Zipp or Xentis.
If you want to spend insanely much money for non-existing advantages and bling;buy High Modulus or Zedtech.
If you want aerodynamic bang for the buck; buy Corima, HED.
My 2 cents.