ZIPP 303 rim-PT2.4 hub problem/failure

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by Toofarhome, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Toofarhome

    Toofarhome New Member

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    Has anyone had any problems? I had mine built in late January. When out for a gentle spin Thursday I felt the rear wheel go out of true. On closer inspection I found the rim had failed/cracked at a spoke hole on the non-drive side.

    Anybody else with this combo had any issues or is it just one of those carbon things?
     
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  2. JTE83

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    I just got brand new Zipp 404s from ebay and haven't given them a ride yet. I'm worried that cracks in the pavement on my bike path would do such spoke / rim crack failures. Did you ride over a lot of cracks? Did you hit any potholes?

    It might cost you $450 to buy a rim.
     
  3. Toofarhome

    Toofarhome New Member

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    Nope, all been on good quality road with probably no more than 350 miles distance done on them. Not good.
     
  4. JTE83

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    Are you heavy? I'm 145 lbs so I should be easy on my wheels. Wilmar13 cracked his Zipp 303s.

    There was a thread in another section on Zipp durability. Check it out. Might be in the Cafe or Equipement section.
     
  5. Toofarhome

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    Not particularly - around 160lbs and had 32 spokes on the back which should have been fine I'd hoped. Anyway I've had a response from ZIPP since I posted it earlier so hopefully should be able to sort a replacement shortly.

    Apart from this one problem the wheels have been fantastic.
     
  6. PaulMD

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    Who made that wheel? The wheelbuilder is more important than the hub or rime for the durability of your wheel.
     
  7. Thom_y

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    Just curious, as I was considering the 303/SL 2.4 combo:

    were they brand new or used ??

    were they clincher or tubulars ??
     
  8. Dimboy

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    It appears Zipps have lots of common problems but people still buy them.
     
  9. Toofarhome

    Toofarhome New Member

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    Condor Cycles in London built it up. Both were brand new with the Rim being a Clincher



     
  10. sglasgow

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    I have the same a Zip 303 clincher with the PT2.4 hub sourced from Zipp. Yes indeed it had to be completely re-trued. I absolutely hate it, the rim is so large its next to impossible to change flats. In a race it would be end of game as opposed to a proper rim where you can quickly change with bare hands. Definitely, would not do it again plus of course the HR function doesn't work.
     
  11. cPritch67

    cPritch67 New Member

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    I have ridden the PT SL 24 hole with a 303 clincher rim for about 15 months, and have had no issues whatsoever. They are my one and only wheelset and I have an estimated 2,700 miles on them. I live in So Cal, with most roads being good. I weigh 165 lbs.
    The wheels are tough to install tires on, but other than that, have worked great. I have just ordered the latest 303's on the new 2.4 PT. Hoping for the same solid results.
     
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