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How to identify counterfeit Zipp Bicycle Wheels

Zipp: Bicycle Wheels

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Edited: Feb 16, 2017

Product Information:

Zipp has seen a recent increase in counterfeit wheels purporting to be made by Zipp Speed Weaponry for sale on the Internet.

These wheels can be extremely dangerous. They lack the industry-leading safety, quality, durability and performance standards customers can expect when purchasing genuine Zipp products. Zipp analyzed these counterfeit wheels and discovered them to be of dangerously poor quality, including unacceptable rim failures and braking power that was a fraction of genuine Zipp wheels.

Authentic Zipp wheels have black Sapim C X-Ray spokes from Belgium. Zipp's proprietary hubs are embossed with the oval "Z" logo. The carbon on the inner diameter of most all Zipp rims is embossed with "Handmade in Speedway, Indiana" or "Handmade in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA."

Customers who buy wheels from unauthorized sellers are not eligible for Zipp's two-year warranty.

 


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Warnings / Hazards:

Counterfeit Zipp wheels are of dangerously poor quality, including unacceptable rim failures and braking power that was a fraction of genuine Zipp wheels.

Customers who buy wheels from unauthorized sellers are not eligible for Zipp's two-year warranty.

Recommended Action:

shop for wheels at an authorized Zipp dealer. This is the only way to ensure you are purchasing the quality, service and warranty that come with Zipp Speed Weaponry.

Return counterfeit products to the place of purchase.

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Contact the Company:
Company:

Address:
5315 Walt Place

City:
Indianapolis, IN 46254

Country:
United States

Phone:
(800) 472-3972

email:

 
Product Information:
Manufacturer:
Zipp 

Model Name:
Bicycle Wheels 

Model Number:
404 
How to Identify a Fake Product :
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This is the authentic Zipp 404 wheel. Watch for logos that look suspicious or contain misspellings on counterfeit wheels.

Counterfeit wheels are poor quality and dangerous.


 
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Compare the labeling on the authentic Zipp 404 wheel and the counterfeit.


 
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Zipp uses black Sapim C X-Ray spokes from Belgium. Zipp's proprietary hubs are embossed with the oval "Z" logo.


 
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This is a counterfeit Zipp 404 wheel hub.

The hub does not have Zipp's proprietary embossed oval "Z" logo.


 
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Compare the dimples on the real and counterfeit wheel.

Some counterfeit versions do have dimples and at a cursory glance may appear authentic, but they are not clean and crisp as on the authentic Zipp wheel.


 
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The carbon fiber construction and embedded bar code are clearly visible on this authentic Zipp 404 wheel.


 
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This counterfeit Zipp wheel lacks the bar code and characteristic visible carbon fiber construction that is easily seen on the authentic Zipp wheel.


 


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