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 Post subject: Zipp 202 or EC90 SLX?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Both on sale at my LBS, weights are similar, prices are not ;-)

Both tubular of course...

Experience with either? Both?

I don't race, I don't live in the mountains, and they will be my everyday wheels.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:46 pm 
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different actual weights... zipp 202 at 1,106g and ec90 slx at 1,275g.


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If there's a big price difference get EC90 SLX :)
If you can afford Zipp get Zipp.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:27 pm 
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get both, that way you'll still have one pair to ride while the others being fixed.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:04 pm 
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If they are the Zipp Firecrest 202's it's a no-brainer.


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See, here's where I'm confused. Seems like the tubular version does not get the ”Firecrest" moniker while the clincher version does. I thought all the new Zipp wheels where called "Firecrest".

http://zipp.com/wheels/202-tubular/

http://www.zipp.com/wheels/202-firecrest---carbon-clincher/

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bikedoc wrote:
get both, that way you'll still have one pair to ride while the others being fixed.



Ummmm....because they are carbon tubs or because they are Zipp / Easton?

Alternatives then?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:26 am 
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Not saying the slx's are better than the zipp's, but my slx's were more like 1165g. And roughly 40% less expensive too.


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the '12 slx i weighed was 1,275g. aren't easton carbon rims made by gigantex?


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easton: very durable rims, external nipples but shitty hubs, round spokes,
zipp:probably better aerodynamics, less durable rims, shitty hubs...
i'd take the easton and whenever you're fed up with changing bearings relace them to a set of dt hubs with aerolite spokes...


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Great info. Speaking of DT, they have a few sets on sale as well. How is the RRC425F/525R wheelset? They are about CAD $300 more than the Zipp. I'm fine with spending a bit extra dough to get a light, quality set of wheels.

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DT great hubs, rubbish everything else


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simon wrote:
easton: very durable rims, external nipples but shitty hubs, round spokes,
zipp:probably better aerodynamics, less durable rims, shitty hubs...
i'd take the easton and whenever you're fed up with changing bearings relace them to a set of dt hubs with aerolite spokes...


agree except i wouldnt be worried about the round spokes so much


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I had a pair of SLX's for a season 2 years ago, the rims were fine, the hubs were terrible. Not sure if mine were a bad pair but the rear hub had alot of play in it out of the box. I couldn't tighten them without compressing the bearings so much that the wheel would freeze. Just a very poor design IMO. Not sure if they have changed since but I have no desire to buy another pair to find out.


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Agree on the Easton hubs being not that good.

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