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It's $4,000 ($1,800 Front and $2,200 Rear)...... That's $900 more than the current NSW series... *sigh* I must try!!!

Until then, I'm extremely satisfied with my FC 404 Front and FC 808 Rear (aka 606) setup.
 

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I suppose there are enough rich dentists out there willing to fork over the $4000.
 

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Interesting, but even if I had the $$$, I am committed to the premise that I will never pay $4000 for wheels or $10,000 for a bicycle. You have to draw the line somewhere and some of these prices are getting ridiculous.
 

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$4,000 is a lot of money. I can't understand what these do so well that merit purchase over a pair of Enve's or Meilensteins, but more importantly why these should be purchased over a pair of Shimano Dura Ace C24's or Campagnola Neutron's both of which do an amazing job and cost a fraction of the price.
 

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Interesting, but even if I had the $$$, I am committed to the premise that I will never pay $4000 for wheels or $10,000 for a bicycle. You have to draw the line somewhere and some of these prices are getting ridiculous.
If the only market were rich dentists, lawyers and doctors Zipp would never have come to market with these. The truth is many of the buyers earn a fraction of the money and are spending sums that take months to save up because deep in their mind are hoping in the face of logic that these wheels will somehow make them faster.
 

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$4,000 is a lot of money. I can't understand what these do so well that merit purchase over a pair of Enve's or Meilensteins, but more importantly why these should be purchased over a pair of Shimano Dura Ace C24's or Campagnola Neutron's both of which do an amazing job and cost a fraction of the price.
Enve and Campy should never be in the conversation when talking about great/good wheels. I agree with the Shimano C series though.
 

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If the only market were rich dentists, lawyers and doctors Zipp would never have come to market with these. The truth is many of the buyers earn a fraction of the money and are spending sums that take months to save up because deep in their mind are hoping in the face of logic that these wheels will somehow make them faster.
These wheels will make them faster, unless they are already riding top of the line aero wheels. A tiny bit faster, but faster nonetheless. $4,000 faster? It's back to that line in Smoke and the Bandit: "Faster than that." The fact that stacks of $100 bills were being peeled off at the time seems apropos.
 

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These wheels will make them faster, unless they are already riding top of the line aero wheels. A tiny bit faster, but faster nonetheless. $4,000 faster? It's back to that line in Smoke and the Bandit: "Faster than that." The fact that stacks of $100 bills were being peeled off at the time seems apropos.
probably gain more speed buying a new chain, cassette , lubricated of course. the speed differential of a new wheel like this if it performs as advertised only makes sense in a race where a second or two might be the difference between winning and losing.
 
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