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Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:43 pm
by dadoflam08
Zen Cyclery wrote:@teufelhunden222- There are much better options out there than the Zipp hubs. Ones that are more durable, with less proprietary parts.

Wait for the new Alchemys to come out. Super light, with ultrawide flange spacing. That would be the perfect Enve build.


Not really in keeping with the Op but I have to jump in on this one and agree - last hubs I would consider apart from maybe the micro hubs. IMO it is not coincidence that the Zipp hub design keeps changing [ or innovating] every year it seems - by random comparison the DT 240 hasn't required change for how long now... must be near 10 years?

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:43 pm
by Weenie

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:04 pm
by tma82
My vote goes for the 303 Firecrest. I have them in tubular and I love them :)

Reynolds Assault would be my second choise. They are very nice and you could save some money.

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:46 pm
by brettmess24
So what did you buy?

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:14 am
by bwdftp
My vote is for the Zipps. I've got sets of 202 clinchers, 404 clinchers and 303 tubulars. Personally, I wouldn't go the 303 clinchers - not much in weight savings compared to the 404s and lose out on the aero benefits. Alternatively, if you're after a lighter wheel, the 202s save a 100g compared to the 303s.

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:31 pm
by poppiholla
Buy the Reynolds Assault. The cheapest off all named wheelsets. Why pay more for wheelsets that all have problems when it comes down to heat and going fast down the mountain.
The best carbon clinchers are Lightweight meilenstein imho. If you take a look at the wheels mentioned and price would not be a factor, and I had to choose from these wheelsets, then I would buy the Zipp Firecrest 303 or Reynolds forty six.

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:36 pm
by BobDopolina
I skipped to the end.

It is impossible to have any opinion about 2013 product since these products haven't been in the marketplace long enough to validate claims.

This is a beauty contest at best.

Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:49 am
by drmutley
HED ?

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:25 am
by showbiz
brettmess24 wrote:So what did you buy?


Still deciding. :roll:

Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:07 pm
by Sisbud
Get the zipps. I have the 202 and 303. Both are firecrest clincher and both are amazing.

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:24 pm
by djconnel
Heds have been traditionally more reliable than Zipps, and do excellently in the wind tunnel (as do Zipps).

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:28 pm
by renoracing
Well I ended up going with the 2012 Reynolds Assault's after a deal popped up on them for $805 shipped... It was just too good to pass up. I just mounted tires on them this morning and will head out for a short ride here soon... Timing is perfect as I have a long flat race on Sunday! I'll follow up with my opinions on them compared to the C24's...

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:10 am
by mikeyc
+3 for the Enves.

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:29 am
by CBJ
dadoflam08 wrote:
Zen Cyclery wrote:@teufelhunden222- There are much better options out there than the Zipp hubs. Ones that are more durable, with less proprietary parts.

Wait for the new Alchemys to come out. Super light, with ultrawide flange spacing. That would be the perfect Enve build.


Not really in keeping with the Op but I have to jump in on this one and agree - last hubs I would consider apart from maybe the micro hubs. IMO it is not coincidence that the Zipp hub design keeps changing [ or innovating] every year it seems - by random comparison the DT 240 hasn't required change for how long now... must be near 10 years?


Interesting read as so many people including in the thread say Zipp. I was told something along the lines of what you are saying at the bike shop where the head mechanic told me they had a lot of problems with the new Zipp hubs wearing out bearings because of the new design.

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:15 am
by thatdkid
I have owned 3 sets of Enve carbon clinchers and they are great wheels! And they also continue to get better...

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:15 am
by Weenie

Re: Best current all-round carbon clinchers (2013)

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:25 pm
by rowdysluggins
I voted for the Assaults and here's why.
The Ritcheys are the same rims as the Assaults. The Assaults use the KT hub, which I've had in 3 different wheelsets and they have worked flawlessly.
That being said, I just ordered a set of New FSC38-CM from FarSports through Kyle. ;)