Zipp Speed Weaponry Flash-Point FP60 wheelsets - clincher

3.08/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $1300.00

Product Description

Road race, Tri and TT speed for the rest of us
Oh sure, you could raid the kids' college savings fund or cash in the 401K to get yourself race wheels that drop jaws and elicit gasps of horror on the start line. Or you could put on Flash-Point 60s, and let your legs do the talking. The deep 60 mm rim ruthlessly controls the airflow during road races and time trials so you can power the break, catch your minute man or head into the run with a nice lead on your age group nemesis. And at just 1836 grams for the set, they'll climb all but the steepest grades with mountain goat prowess. The only thing they won't do? Put you into bankruptcy proceedings.

The high points:
Structural woven carbon rim ensures strength and durability
Vibration damping comfort
Aluminum braking surface provides strong, smooth stopping
Carbon performance, clincher convenience
Same toroidal aerodynamic rim shape used by the world's most aerodynamic wheels
SAPIM spokes with alloy nipples 18F/20R New for '08!
Anodized hubs with quick-release levers, compatible with Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo New for '08!
Japanese bearings
Hand-built in Speedway, Indiana USA
Still not convinced FP60 are your wheels?
Don't take our word for it, check our FP Blogs for more technology, more testimonials from our users. Then decide for yourself.

Flash-Point Racing wheels are available at authorized dealers nation wide.

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

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2010

Strengths:    GOOOOOOOD........

Weaknesses:    Nothing

Bottom Line:   
Have that wheelset for two season now , made around 2000 KM . I have no issue whit that wheels it stay true , i am 200 pound and road around are not too good for the price think it is a good deal. Maybe on zipp i gain a minute on a 40KM but.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.........Recomended that wheels.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by patunnar a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2010

Strengths:    +Comfortable (carbon eats a lot of road noise)

Weaknesses:    +Flex
+Overall carbon build quality

Bottom Line:   
Wheelset is OK. I've used them for two centuries and two iron distance races. Wheel is good for aero and the hubs roll nice. However, the flex and the lack of snap make them not great for road or quick, out of saddle intervals. I've had to true these wheels three times in two seasons and returned them to Zipp once for a spoke hole failure (carbon)

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Favorite Ride:   Great Falls Loop

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Gotta Ride Bikes

Similar Products Used:   EA 70
Mavic Kyrsium
Shim RS220

Bike Setup:   Felt B2 & Cervelo R3
Full DA

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by steel515 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2009

Strengths:    aero

Weaknesses:    heavier, mounting tires!

Bottom Line:   
This is heavier than regular wheels so not good at stop&go traffic, but once up to speed they are faster than standard wheels.
My FP40 was excellent quality, but flex in rear when standing up but very responsive (radial driveside spokes).
It is Not more comfortable than standard wheels. Less comfortable. A good century wheel. FP60 might be better.

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Favorite Ride:   local

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   web

Similar Products Used:   cosmic elite, handbuilt.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Eddieman a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2009

Strengths:    Aero. Comfortable. Good looks.

Weaknesses:    Horrible hubs. Overally very poor QC.

Bottom Line:   
Beautiful wheel, but lacks quality. The bearing in the front wheel went bad after 300 miles. Replaced it. Went bad again at about 500 miles later. The rim developed a crack at the valve stem hole on the rear wheel at around 500 miles. The rim completely failed at around 1,500 miles. I'm 140 pounds and ride the tires at around 105 psi. Still waiting to hear from Zipp as to whether they will warranty it or not.

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Favorite Ride:   Any ride

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Kysrium SL's.

Bike Setup:   2004 Merlin Magia. Easton XLS fork, bars, stem, and post. 7800 components. Zero G brakes. Speedpaly X1's.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Scott Burton a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2009

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    they don't last.

Bottom Line:   
Broke after one year and the manufacturer would not help me as it was one month out of the warrenty period

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Favorite Ride:   fp60

Price Paid:    $2000.00

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