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After too many months of looking at 303s (even adding them to a shopping cart on more than one occasionï¿½) I decided it was time.
A classic case of ï¿½I should have done it soonerï¿½ï¿½
Sure there are lighter wheels on the market. Or sure you can convince yourself that your stock wheelset is good enough. A ton of ways to look at it. Suffice it to say these are legit. Iï¿½m running 40mm schwalbe all-arounds which feel like the perfect complement for an all-around wheel set
Glad I pulled the trigger. BTD continues to be outstanding as well.
I've been racing triathlons on and off for 20 years and it came time to update my rig. A friend sold me his Specialized Tarmac Fact road bike with traditional drops. As I'm much more comfortable in aero bars, the Zipp Vuka's were a natural solution, to match the SRAM Red group set. SRAM E-TAP Clics bar end shifter make me feel lazy now,
The aero bars did require some rotation adjustment when it appeared they didn't align parallel. Just a simple turning of one bar inward fixed that.
I'm using these wheels on a 2019 Specialized Allez (artist's edition) frameset with 105 mech. Already, my average speed has gone up by 2 mph while still maintaining normal (Z2-3) power on rides. I'm rolling with Conti 5000 tubeless tires, and the ride is incredibly smooth and fast. I use these wheels on a daily basis and I'm having a blast. So happy I bought these when they were on sale. I've wanted a pair of carbon wheels my entire adult life, and finally, after 25 years, I pulled the trigger. Don't know why I waited so long.
As an older rider, I'm certainly late to the tubeless, hookless thing ... so it was with hesitation I went for Zipp Hookless and Conti tubeless. That said, I ain't going back! This a butta set-up w/ 30s in back at 57psi and 28s in front at around 55psi. I'm not a total fat ass old guy @ 165 lbs, so I'm able to keep the pressure low, roll quietly with this whisper Zipp hub, and impress all my buddies w/ the stealth look and my comfy Strava rides. Who said getting old sucks when all this new stuff makes it better