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    zipp vs mavic

    hi, I can buy a zipp 404 clincher (2006) like new ( 800 miles) 850$$

    or mavic cosmic sl premium (2008) like new (1300 miles) 600$$

    according to you, which one should I buy?? or which one you would buy?
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    Cosmics would be a little heavier. ( 1658g Zipps, 1730 grams for the Comics according to the advertised weights )

    Aero benefit probably the same.

    That's a very good price for a set of Cosmic SL Premiums, I sold my set of Cosmic SLs for $800

    Given that choice I'd go with the cosmics
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    Quote Originally Posted by shotojs78
    hi, I can buy a zipp 404 clincher (2006) like new ( 800 miles) 850$$

    or mavic cosmic sl premium (2008) like new (1300 miles) 600$$

    according to you, which one should I buy?? or which one you would buy?
    Anyway I'ts very strange that after 4 years they've got only 800 miles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by luca.grigo
    Anyway I'ts very strange that after 4 years they've got only 800 miles...
    yes, they used another rear wheel with powertap and keep the wheelset just for TT, 20 TT in 2 years...
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    I like the Zipps!
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    Zipp.

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    I have both, albeit newer versions. The mavics are bomb proof. The Zipps were hit or miss in 2006. There have been significant redesigns to the hubs since to alleviate issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95zpro
    I like the Zipps!
    Nice
    Who makes that frame?
    Blows your hair back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by den bakker
    Nice
    Who makes that frame?
    Felt AR-5; I just got the 808's yesterday as a birthday present and I bought the wife a '11 ZW-5.

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    A time trial bike with the aerobars higher than the saddle.... now I've seen it all
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    I was waiting my turn to be fitted after my wife; added the aero bars as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by William43
    I have both, albeit newer versions. The mavics are bomb proof. The Zipps were hit or miss in 2006. There have been significant redesigns to the hubs since to alleviate issues.

    but the 2006 are dimpled
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    you used singular articles...is this per wheel or per wheelset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flarefire
    you used singular articles...is this per wheel or per wheelset?
    oh sorry, wheelset
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    I'd get the Mavics. Assuming the sellers are equally trustworthy I'd opt to save $250 because I can't find anything else to distinguish one from the other.

    Personally neither wheel is something I'd choose but for $600 I'd be willing to give something like that a try. For $850 I'd probably go a different direction entirely. That's just me though. They don't suite the type of riding I generally do but I'm not trying to imply the wouldn't be a good fit for what you do,

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