I’m in the market for a disc and I’m happy to spend 1K. Currently you can get a new Corima track disc from Corima OZ for 25% off at $1050. You can get your hands on barley used Zipp 900 discs with the interchangeable road /track axel for around $800+ if your patient and a brand new track axel for about $150. FFWD’s coming in at $1400 is too deer for me and the Pro Lite’s I’ve seen looked to be finished poorly, axel looks cheap and naff aka chinarella with a sticker and a 40% markup.
So heres the questions: Is the interchangeable axel option any Good? I’m not going to road TT ever so the feature doesn’t really appeal. The Zipp retails way higher than the Corima, is it really better or just hype? If you could have a used Zipp this weekend with a new axel or a New Coima this weekend for 1K what would you buy?
Steve from Crankstar tells me they used to run the Corima’s on the tandems as they are very strong/stiff just a little heavier which is not really of great concern to me.
Any other brands/ considerations to add…
You generally only see Mavic discs in high level competition (which I don’t need nor can afford) so it’s hard to just say "well all those guys/girls use “x” disc so it must be good. I do see the FFWD five spoke+Disc in the revolution series a bit… can’t say I’ve seen anyone running the Corima’s much apart from local stuff.
Also, I currently run Zipp 404’s on the track so the matchy, matchy factor is a small bonus of the Zipp.
No even going to mention Mavic, Campagnolo or Araya as we’re getting into the over 2000 POUNDS arena.