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As for gels, i'm a big fan of these Born Super Liquid Gels since they taste good but mainly because they're easy to consume since it has a liquid-like consistency. You can pick these up from Power2Max's office in North Vancouver. I believe they are the official distributors for this sports supplement among other things.
They are the old Zipp 404s before they became full carbon and got the Firecrest shape. At 1825g, are pretty much boat anchors, but on the other hand, they are a deep wheel and should give some serious aero benefit. The newer Firecrest 404s should be both less drag in a straight line and less affected by cross winds trying to blow you into oncoming traffic. They are very narrow which is certainly the opposite of what most are trying to do these days as wider wheels with slightly larger tires have demonstrated that they are not only more comfortable, but actually faster in most circumstances.
What is your typical riding pace and type - group, solo, mostly flats, hillclimber...
I have the Zipp 60's. They are the new version of the old 404's, have dimples, a carbon ferring and alu brake track.
I have also owned Zipp 404 firecrest full carbon as well, for a short period of time. I sold them, and bought the Zipp 60's instead because the firecrest's braking performance was pure dog shit.
The Zipp 60's brake tracks are alloy and performance is spot on regardless of weather. And you can be confident that you can drag the brakes indefinitely downhill without the fear of your clincher tires blowing off the bead in 35*c+ weather. I bought the 60's because I've never trusted carbon wheels in high heat (ex// Penticton Fondo, Levi Fondo), I've seen enough of my friends blow beads and warp their carbon wheels
Sure, the wide profile of Firecrest's are marginally better in cross winds, but in real world performance, I never feel like I'm getting blown to bits. I'm 150 lbs soaking wet.
I ride the 60's for everything... Crit racing, hill climbs, fondos, flats, high heat etc. I don't find them heavy.
300-400 grams extra, that is less than 1lb difference between the 60's and the full carbon firecrest's.
Go take a piss and a dump and that's about the weight difference.
Now if you're talking Firestrike, that's a bit different.
Obviously u can see I favor aluminum brake tracks lol. But to clarify i do like to ride hills and rollers so for descending I favor braking performance over being lightweight
Originally Posted by swttl
looking at upgrading my wheel set to the zipp 60, thoughts on these?
I convinced a friend to order it and he did. Will see if the order goes through.
EDIT: Yep, Westwood replied saying it was a pricing error. Here is their response:
Thank you for shopping online with us. We have been in contact with our GT warehouse representative today regarding this specific bicycle as an error in the pricing was brought to our attention today.
Our representative is working to correct this error (and we have finally just gotten it off our website), and offered us the bicycle at a reduced retail price of $1375.00 for any sales that went through before we got it removed.
If you are still interested in this bicycle at the corrected price please let us know, What we would do is apply the Paypal amount as a deposit and the balance would be due at pickup. Alternatively we would cancel the order and void the paypal authorization.
Please let us know if you are still interested in this bicycle.
Last edited by azncreationz; 06-06-2016 at 08:44 PM.
604- Were you at Westminster and Garden City last night around 6ish? I thought I recognized the Cervelo with the Zipp Wheels
If anyone is in the market for a new 11 speed gruppo, Probike Kit has the Shimano Ultegra 6800 11sp on sale for $715.49 with an additional 10% off. The discount effectively lowers the price to $643.95 CDN!