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    Zipp 202 Clincher/Alchemy ELF 18H?

    Any comments from the wheelbuilders about a build with Zipp 202 Clincher/Alchemy ELF 18H hubs.

    Any difference with Chris King R45 18H?

    Rider weight 160lbs.

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    The ELF has wider flange spacing than the R45, which (on paper at least) will make it build up a bit more rigid. The Alchemy hub is also a bit lighter.

    I'd go for the ELF every time over the R45.

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    Been there, done that. It's definitely an improvement over stock. Dropped 32g in the process. I used DT Aero Comps on the drive side for good measure.




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    Eric, those are Zipp 202 clincher rims?

    Alchemy ELF and Alchemy ORC or ORC-UL?

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    They are tubular rims laced to Elf and UL.

    I did them for a customer that already had the wheels. wheelbuilder.com is the only place to get custom Zipp wheels like that.

    They do great work.

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    as far as i know Zipp won't sell FC rims separately. this may have changed recently, but i haven't heard about it.
    i work for some bike racers...
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    oh, those belong in another forum

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    nice did you use dt aero comp on the DS and DT rev on the non ds?

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    Re: Zipp 202 Clincher/Alchemy ELF 18H?

    Quote Originally Posted by s4one View Post
    nice did you use dt aero comp on the DS and DT rev on the non ds?
    CX - Ray spokes with Sapim CX - Speed for the right rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergott View Post
    CX - Ray spokes with Sapim CX - Speed for the right rear.
    What's the purpose of the CS-Ray Speed on the right rear?

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