Zipp Speed Weaponry 606 Tubular wheelsets - tubular

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

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 06, 2015]
David Wilson

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

I have an older set and they are a good looking wheel but

Weakness:

I am a strong but heavier road rider. I find them to be soft and if I am in a big gear you can see the wheels flex under load on the flats if I am pushing a big gear. On hills they will deflect as much as 5 mm each way if I am out of the saddle.

Zipp made a big deal about their bearings but my first comment would be replace them. they are noisy under load and I had to replace them after 1000km. The last generation wheels also had problems with the flanges of the rear hubs.

That being said the newer wheels seem to be quite good. They are a good wheels but at the same time there are better but you will pay a premium for them/ You can usually get a much better deal than MSRP.. the hoops are good and I would buy the hoops and build up your own set with DTSwiss hubs or Chris King.

They look good but replace the bearings

[Oct 16, 2011]
wilwoods
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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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Fulcrum Racing 1 - bulletproof but heavy

[Sep 29, 2008]
Anonymous
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Bontrager XXX carbon tubular, Zipp 1080, 303, Hed H3C, Hed Ardennes

[Jan 16, 2008]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fast, aerodynamic, strong, smooth, very durable.

Weakness:

None

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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Zipp 404 Tubulars

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