Good deal on Campag Zipp wheel, buy and convert it to Shimano/SRAM?

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Shrike
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by Shrike

Or is it asking for trouble? :o

What about just throwing on a Campag cassette and using it with the eTap groupset. Too cowboy? :lol:

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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Check around for a hub compatible shimano freehub and add it to the price. Still worth it? Then buy... :)

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Shrike
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by Shrike

Went for it :P

£699 for an 808 Firecrest rear clincher :shock:

jlok
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by jlok

where to get such good deal?
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Shrike
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by Shrike

Winstanleys. Disc and tub Zipps even cheaper!

ericoschmitt
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by ericoschmitt

Shrike wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:48 am

What about just throwing on a Campag cassette and using it with the eTap groupset. Too cowboy? :lol:
It will work perfectly with campag 11s cassette, and you will have the option to have cassettes starting on 12, without that useless 11t cog. up to 12-29 any model, and 12-32 in centaur model.

Right now I have a Campagnolo Athena 3x11 bike with a set of Zipp clincher 60 (old 404), and it came with shimano 105 12-25, I didn't bother changing because it works perfectly with chorus chain. And for that wheel 12-25 is fine, since my low 30x25 gear is about the same as 34x28 that many people ride. Got 12-29 on climbing wheels.

Don't bother changing the freehub. If you want high end super light cassette, get an EDCO monoblock, I own one for campy freehub and works great. Costs half of a Super Record, weights the same, and is full chromoly (will last muuuuch longer than titanium cogs) and doesn't bite the freehub. And it's very stiff, makes a claaang sound when you shift under load. I like it.

Shrike
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by Shrike

Thanks eric that's super helpful, will take a look for that cassette :P

I'd love a 12-29, it's hilly where I am on most routes. Didn't consider that there might be some benefit of going Campag :twisted:

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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Cassettes wear out and campy cassettes aren't super cheap or come in as many options.

One thing is sure though and that is that campy has some really nice shift quality. Enough for the extra price? Not for me personally but maybe for you gentlemen.

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