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Zipp3ZERO MOTO 29in Carbon Boost Wheel
Item # ZIP007S
What do you think about this product?
September 24, 2019
Stiff Yet Compliant
- I've used it several times
This wheelset is amazing! It's stiff when you want it to be (like cornering), yet not too stiff that it feels harsh. I was skeptical the flex in the rim might feel squirrely, however it's very consistent and provides a good amount of compliance. I felt like these wheels glided through rock gardens when other wheels might have you feel like a pinball. The built in Tyrewiz may seem like a bit over kill but is actually pretty nice. It enables you to easily check your front and rear tire pressure, and flashes red if you get outside your preset PSI parameters. Overall this is an awesome wheelset that can take a beating and rides amazing!
August 8, 2019
What is this wizardry?
- I've used it several times
I rode these wheels on my Yeti SB130 without reading any reviews or knowing much about them at all. First ride out and I could tell something was going on. Not in a bad way, not at all, but something was for sure different about the way they rode and I could't quite put my finger on it. Second ride and I feel like I was getting better grip in corners and I was carrying more speed through the rocks. Third ride confirmed my thoughts with a couple of PR's on trails I have ridden quite frequently, and one particular section of trail that is a steep garden of baby heads (a PR that I had on my Downhill bike). Yeah, for sure carrying more speed through the rough stuff, and still felt like cornering traction was better than before. I read a review to see if my feelings were in line with others and sure enough they were. Went for another ride and felt like everything was even more pronounced. These wheels are magical! As far as ride quality goes, I don't know if you will find another wheelset that will change the feel of your bike more. Now for the reasons I knocked a star off. Engagement. 7 degrees of engagement isn't bad, but in a time where Instant, 1/2 a degree or 3 degrees is possible, 7 just doesn't seem fast enough. Not only that, but the hub is sort of loud, which I feel further alerts the rider to how slow it is. I am on a DT hub right now with a 36t star ratchet and that is 10 degrees of engagement, so slower than the Zipp. But for some reason, the very pronounced sound of the Zipp hub seems so much slower than my DT hub, at least in my head. I would have liked to see a faster hub. I am docking it 1/4 of a star because I have succumbed to the industry requirement for faster engagement. It's probably just in my head. Lastly is the weight. This is not a lightweight option at 1910g so 3/4 of a star for the fact that they are heavier than comparable wheels that are less expensive. At the end of my time with these wheels, I found brainstorming ways to pick up a set of these hoops. Even with the slower than currently popular engagement and heavier weight, they just rode so nice over nasty terrain. Of all of the wheelsets I have ridden recently, these have made the biggest change to the way my bike handled and I loved it. Yeah, I give em 4 stars, if you are concerned about dropping grams, or you have to have the fastest engagement, then look elsewhere, but if you want a wheel that truly changes the way your bike handles (for the better) then these are a fantastic option.
June 11, 2019
They roll smooth and fast
- I've put it through the wringer
Very unique carbon wheelset that is snappy, malleable, and durable all at the same time. I rode these for a week on some pretty fast and rough tracks and found the wheel's ability to roll through chunks and chunder 2nd to none. It did require more pressure at the top of the turn in corners to stay on line vs. something like a Santa Cruz Reserve but once I got the timing dialed, it was easier to consistently carry speed through an entire run. It's a pretty awesome concept and definitely worth strong consideration if you're in the market for a carbon wheelset.