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Which wheels should i keep 404's or SLR's ? Pics included

danridesbikesdanridesbikes Posts: 170
edited July 2011 in Road buying advice
like the title says,

which should i keep?

the Zipp 404 clinchers or the Mavic SLR's Ksyrium Front, R-Sys Rear

purely a form over function choice :D



  • Zoomer37Zoomer37 Posts: 725
    SLR's. Bike looks less complicated and less super turbo

    Or just get rid of those honking big decals on the Zipps
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    edited June 2011
    Get some newer black and white Zipp decals and keep the Zipps
  • fleshtuxedofleshtuxedo Posts: 1,840
    The Mavics suit that bike brilliantly. I wouldn't worry about the performance unless I was competing on it, and even if that were the case, the Zipps would be a worry unless I had some shallower spares to hand for windy days.
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    Keep the ones that suit your riding...

    And at a guess if you are leaving yourself with just one set of wheels the Mavic ones will be better all rounders over the whole year.

    I love my cosmics, though, but only on calm summer days when I can roll fast and flat. I'd keep my kysiriums over them with a heavy heart but with the knowledge I'd done the sensible thing.

    If you don't ride much, and it is a summer bike, keep the ones you like best! Form over fuction is down to what YOU like - ask for views and you'll get a spilt and will only ignore the outcome if you don't like it...
  • foggymikefoggymike Posts: 862
    The Mavics suit the bike better IMHO - they look perfect on there. Personally I'd be looking at speed, comfort, reliability etc as well but on looks the Mavics win by a mile :)
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    I'm not sure why you're asking others, don't you know which ones you prefer?

    Which ones feel better for your style of riding? Does it really come down to aesthetics?
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    Zipps will be faster, given they have a cassette :wink:

    The SLRs are v. tasty IMO.
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • EyonEyon Posts: 623
    change decals on the zipps. Deep dish wheels always look cooler but the massive red stripe really clashes with the green and yellow
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    I'll give you £300 for the ZIpps if it helps ;)
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