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2011-07-28 8:16 PM

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Subject: Flashpoint FP60 vs. Reynolds Assault

OK I have a dilemma.  I have a pair of Reynolds Assault full carbon clinchers on my new Ordo.  I love them.  BUT...I have an opportunity to pick up a pair of Zipp Flashpoint FP60's...I can't have both.

So...wheel peeps...whatcha think?  Keep the all-carbon 48mm V-shaped rim or go for a 58mm torroidal sectioned rim with an aluminum braking surface?  I think the FP60's are probably a bit heavier...but as a wise man once told me...aero trumps weight every time.  I believe the FP's are probably more aero than the Assaults with their torroidal shape.

I can't find anything online that directly compares these two wheelsets, so I'm hoping someone out there has a good enough answer.  Like I said, I believe the torroidal shape is better, and the rim section is deeper on the FP's so I think it'd be a good upgrade, but I'm just not 100% sure.  Just need some input.

Thanks!!

Q



2011-07-28 10:36 PM
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How much would the trade out cost?
2011-07-29 5:41 AM
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Subject: RE: Flashpoint FP60 vs. Reynolds Assault
Not really much of an upgrade in terms of aerodynamics and definitely will add weight. Al brake track is quite nice though, especially if decending long hills or riding in the rain.

If it was my choice, I would save my money and stick with the Reynolds.
2011-07-29 8:33 AM
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Subject: RE: Flashpoint FP60 vs. Reynolds Assault
Flashpoint all the way. They will be more stable in crosswinds. Aluminum braking is far superior to carbon rims when wet. In the Tour de France, one of the major factors in all those crashes was unpredictable carbon rim breaking when wet. Riders were squeezing the levers as hard as they could, but the bike wasn't slowing down. Then all of th sudden the wheels would lock up. CRASH.
2011-07-29 8:46 AM
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Subject: RE: Flashpoint FP60 vs. Reynolds Assault
audiojan - 2011-07-29 5:41 AM Not really much of an upgrade in terms of aerodynamics and definitely will add weight. Al brake track is quite nice though, especially if decending long hills or riding in the rain. If it was my choice, I would save my money and stick with the Reynolds.


X2 Reynolds has a better crash replacement warranty in the event that you would need it.


2011-07-29 9:04 AM
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Subject: RE: Flashpoint FP60 vs. Reynolds Assault

Thread Jack!  I had to jump in here and brag about a killer deal I just got on some FP60's.  I scored a low mileage set with a new dura-ace cassette for $400 from a connection at a LBS.  The wheels were on consignment and I told the shop to tell the wheelset owner that I would give him $400 cash if he got tired of waiting for someone to buy them.  They sat in the shop for about 2 months and then they called me yesterday and said he just wanted to get rid of them and to bring the cash today.  Woo-Hoo!!! 

I now return you back to your original discussion. 



2011-07-29 9:40 AM
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Subject: RE: Flashpoint FP60 vs. Reynolds Assault

 I would think the FP60's would be more aero, they are heavier, but not terribly so

Reynolds Assault = 1525g

FP60 (F+R) = 1884g

359 grams (0.79 lbs)

 

Hope this helps!

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2011-07-29 12:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Flashpoint FP60 vs. Reynolds Assault
What is this switch going to cost?  Most answers seem to be if you were going to buy one set or the other, but you already have the Reynolds, correct?
2011-07-29 12:36 PM
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And to add more confusion to the mix… According to Zipp depending on how old the wheels are they are “torroidal like” or deep V. The newer versions were not a true torroidal shape.



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2011-07-29 7:27 PM
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Damn double post!!! Sorry...see below.



Edited by Q 2011-07-29 7:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Flashpoint FP60 vs. Reynolds Assault

Great answers, thanks!  Just to clarify, yes I already have the Reynolds.  My best friend has the FP60's and he wants to sell them.  He got a great deal on them when he bought them, so he only had about 800 in 'em.  I was just gonna give him the Reynolds to sell, he'd get a great price for 'em since they've got like 30 miles on 'em and then he would just shoot me 50 percent of whatever he made over 800 bux.  I would take the FP's from him.  I would actually end up with wheels AND money.  But all that being said, I was just interested in "best aero"...if the FP's are better aero-wise...then that's what I'd go with...aero trumps weight. But if the Reynolds are just the better idea, then so be it.



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