Zipp Speed Weaponry 606 Tubular wheelsets - tubular

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $2050.00

Product Description

  • New ABLC dimpling treatment to both front and rear rims
  • Silica ceramic braking surface (tubular) Zipp carbon pads highly recommended
  • Built on 84/220 hubset
  • Sapim spokes 18 front 24 rear
  • 700c only

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wilwoods a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2011

Strengths:    Fast. well priced if you don't pay retail. If you break a spoke they are strong enough to continue to the end of your ride if you are smooth. They are strong and fast wheels

Weaknesses:    Bearings. Stock bearings (for me) have been noisy. The wheels spin beautifully in your hands but on the road they are noisy. After 10,000k I started to break spokes but it was the nipples and not the rims so they were easily fixed and trued

Bottom Line:   
The wheels are very light and are IMHO easily managed in cross winds. Braking is marginal compared to an aluminum rim so if you are racing as a tri they are perfect but for long twisty descents where you have to be on the brakes I would be careful as the rims will heat up. My biggest issue is the bearings. I have replaced the front sets once and even the second set is noisy. I would absolutely upgrade to ceramics and although Zipp will say that you should only use their ceramic kit the reality is you can buy what they use at a way lower cost on line and your LBS will change them for you

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Favorite Ride:   Cross Canada

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Fulcrum Racing 1 - bulletproof but heavy

Bike Setup:   Cervelo R3 sl with Campy Super Record 11 speed. Time iClic carbon pedals.. Wheels.. 606's (tubular) and Fulcrum Racing 1 (clincher)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bjbitter a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2008

Strengths:    Very comfortable- wheels absorb much road vibration. Makes a cool "whooshing" sound. 1350g- very light for a deep set. AERO. All around winner.

Weaknesses:    Tubulars aren't everyone's cup of tea. Not as effortless as clinchers, but the pros and many others think it's alright. Smaller riders could have control issues in the wind. Pick something less expensive for crits.

Bottom Line:   
When I asked a Zipp engineer what would be the best wheelset from their line for racing (road, TT, tri, climbing) if I could only pick one, he directed me straight to the 606. The cost made me nervous as anybody at first, but I have ridden my 606's to many victories and a few CA state championships while climbing, sprinting (road), and TTing. There are different specialty wheels that are designed to be stiffer, lighter, stronger, more aero (808?); but I have experienced nothing else that has come as close to being such a complete performance package. I weigh 165lbs and usually feel plenty control in the wind, and after 2 full seasons of racing these wheels seem as good as new. I recommend these wheels to any performance minded cyclist looking for an all around wheelset.

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Favorite Ride:   Glacier National Park

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager XXX carbon tubular, Zipp 1080, 303, Hed H3C, Hed Ardennes

Bike Setup:   BMC Pro Machine. Cervelo P3.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CerveloDude a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2008

Strengths:    Fast, aerodynamic, strong, smooth, very durable.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Bought the Zipp 606 wheelset for my Cervelo P3Carbon TT bike. What's not to like, incredibly smooth, incredibly fast, a great alternative to a very deep 808 or 1080 set due to normally windy local conditions. Tubulars ride like velvet, especially with the Veloflex Carbon tires.

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Favorite Ride:   Cervelo SLC-SL

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Zipp 404 Tubulars

Bike Setup:   Cervelo P3 Carbon, Vision Bars, Zipp 606 wheelset, DuraAce, Eggbeater Ti, Fizik Arione Tri2 saddle, PowerTap.

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