Racing wheel set

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Petacchi
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by Petacchi

I just purchased a used 2002 R2000 CAAD 5 cdale and i wanted to hear some suggestions on what wheel set to buy for the up coming racing season. Right now its running a pair of Elites but I feel these are way to heavy. I am not a heavy rider only 140 lbs so I can practially ride any wheel set out there. My budget for the wheelset is going to be about 1000$'s. I will be racing Road and Crits and I am also not that good of a spritner much more ability at climbing so I dont think I need a stiff wheel set just Light. So If anyone would like to throw out some ideas that would be great. Thanks.
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by 520 Dan

Go to ebay and look for a pair of zipps, either a 303 or 404, you can usually find them under a grand there.

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Corima Winium 21mm high carbon, 1300g, +/- 1000 euro

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by drew

Zipp 202's 1040g $1200 U.S i think

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by Joel

Where?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

No, they retail for $1599 and they won't be available until Feb. They cost more then the other wheelsets due to the use of an exotic military resin used.

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by drew

Joel wrote:Where?

did he say he needed them today? NO, they retail for $1200 U.S I believe

Available Febuary, not as if most us will be riding outdoors until then anyway

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Trust me on this, I know a guy that works for Zipp, they retail for 1599. They are more expensive then there 303's and 404's which retail for 1349. Where did you get 1200 from?

And relax, whats wrong with him letting him know when there available.
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Superlite wrote:They cost more then the other wheelsets due to the use of an exotic military resin used.


What is this exotic military resin? what does it do for the rim?

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The military spec resin allows for a stronger rim with less resin. Since it isn't a deep dish rim the carbon rim isn't nearly as strong, so the opted for a stronger resin for more strength.

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How much are the 202's weighing in at. I saw that the 303 700c tubulars weighed in at 1150 which is pretty nice. And i think I could also swing a pair. Also I wrote to zipp asking to get sponsored, anyone know how selective they are?
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I thought 1040gram for the Zipp 202

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Superlite wrote:Trust me on this, I know a guy that works for Zipp, they retail for 1599. They are more expensive then there 303's and 404's which retail for 1349. Where did you get 1200 from?

And relax, whats wrong with him letting him know when there available.


As I said before my LBS will be stocking them and will retail for $1700 CDN approx $1250U.S.

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by Superlite

Ok, I get that. You should have let us know your from Canada, that makes a big difference. Retail in the U.S. is 1599.

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Superlite wrote:The military spec resin allows for a stronger rim with less resin.


But what is this resin?

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