Friday, July 5, 2013

ZIPP 202 Carbon Tubular Wheels - カーボン・チューブラー・ホイールに移行


フロントホイールについては英国通販のPBK15% OFFのクーポンを使えば、円安のご時世ながら一応GOできる価格かなと発注することにした。しかもこのショップでは米ドルと豪ドルが同じ値段表示だったので、豪ドル決済すると数%割安という選択もできた。


Carbon deep rims are the popular topic among my BH colleagues now. In the beginning, I wanted to go back to tubulars like good, old days, and at the same time something very light to benefit the climbing. The choices are actually limited, and popular models for example in Campagnolo line-up were all clincher-only. One of my friends bought FastForward F6R and reported his improved performance, but it was cosmetically too deep in my taste and I worried a bit of side winds. Consequently, my ultimate choice was Zipp 202 weighing only 1150g, but it was of course not cheap. The third friend is looking at FF F4R.

The price of 202 front wheel offered at ProBikeKit, UK looked acceptable using special 15% OFF coupon, so I went ahead. Also the given digits in AUS$ and US$ were identical, therefore paying in AUS$ could save a few extra %. A few days later, they revised the price by almost $100 perhaps to compensate the increasing US$ appreciation. I was just lucky!

Shown above is their current web page after the price revision, and I pasted my order confirmation for comparison in the bottom. As for the rear wheel, I found a $599 deal in eBay and asked my colleague in US to keep it until I visit him next.

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