Wheel choice: zipp 404/shimano dura ace 9000 c50/Ccu

Frankstatto Posts: 20
edited September 2014 in Road buying advice
So after having my Scott foil team edition stolen by some got, I have pulled the trigger on my dream frame....a pinarello f8!

So the bike will be built up with dura ace mechanical and the last decision is the wheelset. Please help me, here are the choices:

1: zipp 404 tubular - always been tempted but the LBS is indicating reliability problems - £1200 new
2: shimano dura ace 9000 c50 tubular - had these on the old bike, great hubs, look good - £1350 new
3: cosmic carbone ultimate - these were my dream wheelset and will be stiff and very light plus they come with tyres as a bonus. My worry is the carbon spoke breakage risk and the fact that I do not think they 'go' wit he frame -£1650 new

So there you have it, over to you. Personally I lean towards the shimano as I know and trust them, plus they will look great....but I don't want to look like a skybot wannabe?



  • letap73
    letap73 Posts: 1,608
    You've answered your own question! You are going to look like a wannabe with the other wheels anyway.