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I tried the Zipp wheels at the launch in Whistler ages ago, and there was way too much compliance in the rim for me. In off camber sections the rim would roll, unloading the side knob you want biting into the dirt. Upside; this resulted in some humungous skids.
I'd also like to know how much these rims deflect in normal use in the radial and lateral directions. Maybe it's because I'm a bit simple, but I've never really noticed comfort differences in rims, and always been surprised when folks talk about perceptible rim compliance through 30 mm of tire deflection and 170 mm of suspension deflection.
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