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    ZIPP 404 carbon clincher RT-900 SL

    Just got a pair of the 404 carbon clinchers to complement my already awesome ride.

    I will report on performance later.... Stay tuned....
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    Sweet rollers! What's are you impressions of the ride quality?

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    zipp 404 carbon review

    Quote Originally Posted by skizzle86
    Sweet rollers! What's are you impressions of the ride quality?

    The ride quality is fantastic:

    1. The wheels feel solid - no flex
    2. The brake surface provides good braking power and great modulation. No pulsation what so ever.
    3. At 65 grams heavier than the Ksyriums SL I did not feel that much difference in acceleration, however, at speeds over 22mph is where the real difference was made.

    Keeping a pace of 26-30 mph was a helluva lot easier that with the aluminium clinchers
    I did noticed the aero advantages. I felt bad because my ridding buddies ride fulcrum 1s and 0s on a willier cento 1 and a BMC SLX 01, respectively, and I felt like I was cheating.

    4. The zipp skewers are lighter than the Ksyrium SL
    5. The zipps roll better (less rolling resistance) that the mavic hub.

    6. the wheels came with a special zipp rim tape, valve extensions, skewers, and zipp cork pads.
    7. I mounted a pair of Vittoria CX open corsa 290tpi and they are fanastic for the rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion rasta
    5. The zipps roll better (less rolling resistance) that the mavic hub.
    Hubs don't have rolling resistance, seal drag maybe, but not enough to be noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewitz
    Hubs don't have rolling resistance, seal drag maybe, but not enough to be noticeable.
    Maybe because the new Zipps have ceremic bearings?
    I just finished a 6500km bike ride across Canada. I raised over $100 000 for kids with cancer. Read all about it: http://www.cyclingforcancer.ca

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    Quote Originally Posted by iherald
    Maybe because the new Zipps have ceremic bearings?
    standard steel bearings

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    seal drag

    Quote Originally Posted by ewitz
    standard steel bearings
    Yeah, I was talking about seal drag which makes hubs slow down as they roll.

    So to me that is rolling resistance. The Easton Velomax hubs have a super high seal drag that drives me nuts.

    I was just saying they the hubs feel they have less drag than the Mavics SLs. And the Sls I thought were super smooth.

    Anyhow, I am happy I got the Zipps.

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    placebo.

    the $2000 you spent makes you want to think they are better good wheels though!

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    That is one sweet ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zion rasta
    Just got a pair of the 404 carbon clinchers to complement my already awesome ride.

    I will report on performance later.... Stay tuned....
    The 900, the Red, the Zipps, Oh my!
    "shoot him again, his soul's still dancing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by missinglink
    placebo.

    the $2000 you spent makes you want to think they are better good wheels though!
    $2700

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    how much is the going rate for Zipp 404? $2700?

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    $2700

    Quote Originally Posted by skyliner1004
    how much is the going rate for Zipp 404? $2700?

    They go for $2700 but there is a long lead time.... I was on a wating list and got lucky

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