Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Sun May 01, 2016 5:15 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken

Those bugs will be fixed ASAP (next few days) as they are unfortunately more serious than expected.

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  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Posts: 1563
Location: New Zealand
Interesting! What I want to know is do the tubular version still have a brake track on them, or has that been removed as it is no longer required?

Image

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/zipp-303-disc-wheels-point-to-hydraulic-red-group-36926/

_________________
2012 BMC SLR 6.02kg http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110390


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:24 pm
Posts: 1721
Location: Houston, Texas
The image you posted shows a tubular Zipp 303 FC disc wheel and it appears to have the brake track. Also, glancing the article from your link and I read this:
Quote:
The Zipp 303 Firecrest Disc-brake wheelset comes in clincher and tubular options with an 11-speed hub. The 45mm Firecrest rims are the same as on the popular 303 Firecrest model.

_________________
Michael - The Anaerobic Threshold is neither...


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Posts: 1563
Location: New Zealand
So a missed opportunity by Zipp really. Could have saved on weight and truely built a good product, instead it's a new hub on an old rim.

_________________
2012 BMC SLR 6.02kg http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110390


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:36 am
Posts: 62
Location: Seattle, WA
Here is another article, with a few more photos and details:


http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Things_that_Roll/Race_Wheels/New_disc_brake_Zipp_303_3501.html"%20onclick="window.open(this.href);return%20false;"%20onclick="window.open(this.href);return%20false;

_________________
"If it ain't broken, it could be lighter"


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 5:23 pm
Posts: 954
Location: Denmark
I agree. Not that interesting IMO. Why not redesign the rim now that it doesn't need a braking surface?

_________________
Cannondale F-Si Team 2015
Cannondale F29 Team 2014
Cannondale F29 Carbon 1 2013


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:24 pm
Posts: 1721
Location: Houston, Texas
Probably has something to do with the cost of new molds or dimples. At this price point though, seems to me that unless you really like Zipp wheels, Enve has the advantage seeing as how a set of Twenty9 XC tubulars built on 28-hole DT 240 disc hubs weighs in at ~1380.

_________________
Michael - The Anaerobic Threshold is neither...


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 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