I want to upgrade my 2012 CAAD10
so I have hard times deciding what to change. I plan to change groupset for SRAM Force 22 or Ultegra 6800. Both are 11sp so I have to change training wheelset as well. Or I will stick with 10sp and get deep wheels finally (that was my original plan, to finally get deep wheels). Unfortunately, new 11sp groupsets are cheaper than older 10sp versions (Ultegra, Force).
I have found two wheelsets as a nice upgrade to my training ones, however I struggle to decide between them. They are ZIPP 30 and Fulcrum Racing 3. I've tried to search comparisons between these 2 but with no luck. ZIPP 30 are normally priced higher than Fulcrum Racing 3, so everyone compares them to higher Fulcrums (1 or Zero). But, I have a chance to buy both for very similar price:
ZIPP 30 for 399€
Fulcrum Racing 3 for 380€
My basic training wheels are Fulcrum Racing 7. They are bulletproof, can't say a bad word on them, I really like Fulcrums and don't need to go to Mavic or Shimano, but I also like ZIPP brand. So...Weight
If the manufacturer's weighings are correct, the ZIPPs are 100g heavier - approx. 1550g for Fulcrums vs 1655g for ZIPPs. Rim
I found that ZIPP 30 does not come with wide rim like ZIPP 101 did (stopped production), so there is no difference in rim width.
ZIPP 30 are 30mm deep, Fulcrum Racing 3 are 26mm at front and 30mm at rear.Smoothness, reactivity, aerodynamics...
I struggle here.
Do ZIPPs climb as easy as Fulcrum Racing 3 do? Hub quality, what about descending?
I am sure any of these wheelsets would be great upgrade to my Fulcrum Racing 7 and in case of ZIPPs I won't pay much for brand when they are priced like that.
I have nice hills wherever I look but I also like riding fast on the flats. That's why I am concerned about the weight of ZIPPs.