Tuesday, 30 March 2010

I Love Wheels ( and red things)

Arggghhh. It took me nearly 2 hrs to clean up the Fulcrum racing zeros to get them in a condition I was given them. He wouldn't lend me anything else in the future otherwise. He has a pair of Zipp 404 clincher....*droooool* I DONT WANT TO GIVE THEM BACK. I hope he's reading this :P From the piccies I dont think they suit the bike but that isn't the reason I didn't end up purchasing these. I always like to try new/different things for example if I had a box of choccies Id take a little bite out of every one just to see what they taste like.
There have been some good things said about the Dura-ace cl c24's and are quite a bit cheaper than the zeroes. Their weights are fairly similar at 1400g.
Initial thoughts....... flimsy, thin, light, braking surface too smooth? bearings, whilst smooth don't spin well at all. I hope I haven't chosen wrong. The Fulcrums are miles ahead of the dura ace at the moment but the proof is in the riding.
Red anodised brakes just to lighten Jamis up a bit. Look ace so I might have to put them on Scottie. You can see how much juice I had left after my 70 mile ride on Sunday, quite a lot! That the only bottle I took.


  1. When I started MTBing seriously back in the very early days it was blue or purple anodised bits that were all the rage. So Red is now the colour of choice eh?