Caution: In recent years we have seen a proliferation of illegit' Zipp wheels sold in the U.S. to unsuspecting customers. As these wheels were coded with Zipp's mark as "not fit for resale" they are unserviceable and not covered under warranty. Be assured, ALL of our Zipp wheels are 100% direct from Zipp U.S.A. and certified "A" quality, completely covered by Zipp's warranty.
Included: All our Zipp wheels include top quality Zipp quick release skewers. Wheels with carbon braking surfaces also include a full set of Zipp carbon-specific brake pads.
***Firecrest - Introduced in mid-2010 on the 404 wheels and added to the 808 wheels in 2011, wind tunnel tested Firecrest rims maintain their full width all the way from the tire to the spoke bed. This new design reduces turbulence at the wheel's leading edge. Additionally, with the center of pressure now moved closer to the steering axis the handling of the wheel is also noticeably improved. Firecrest Video
VcLc - (visco-elastic constrained layer control), and exclusive to Zipp VcLc technology reduces road vibration and muscle fatigue up to 10% so you can ride faster and longer.
M2CM - Unlike other makes, Zipp aluminum rims are not merely bonded to their carbon bases. Zipp rims go through an exclusive co-molding process that actually joins the aluminum and carbon into a single unified composite. M2CM produces remarkable wheels that are verifiably more durable than ever.
Zipp Pro hubs - Made in the USA, the 202gr rear and 84gr front hubs are truly state-of-the-art. Using a custom Swiss-type watch lathe from Citizen, the hub shell and axle are precision machined from proprietary heat treated 7075 aluminum. Advances in bearing technology allow a 20% decrease in weight while bearing contact area is increased 50% over previous models. The bearings are manufactured in ultra-precision matched sets to a tolerance of less than 10 millionths of an inch in size and sphericity. Each bearing set is fitted with a custom Teflon thermoplastic self-lubricating retainer that significantly reduces friction over steel or brass retainers used in other cartridge type bearings. For detailed info on Zipp bearing technology, click here: Zipp Bearings
These are ultra light and strong skewers that really work! Available with stainless steel shafts at 84 grams per pair or titanium shafts at just 62 grams per pair! The levers and nuts are polished black on the stainless set and titanium gray on the Ti set. Logos are laser-etched. Length of rear is 130mm to fit all road wheels; it's not long enough for most mountain bike wheels. For additional sets: Skewers
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*Important - The following brake pads have been tested and approved by Zipp for use with their tubular and all carbon clinchers. Failure to comply with these recommendations could negate your warranty. Aluminum clincher rims accept all quality brake pads
New all-carbon "Firecrest" rim shape for decreased turbulence and increased steering control
Now fully carbon in both the clincher and tubular versions!!! By removing the outer aluminum band the clincher wheels compete very favorably with the tubular version in both weight and ride. The tubulars are still a bit lighter, smoother, and more comfortable, but the difference has been narrowed very significantly!
The extra deep 808 wheelset is at least 24 seconds faster for a 40K level route than any other non-disc wheelset on the planet! Faster, lighter, and more controllable than any 3-spoke wheelset ever made, the 808s are a devastatingly fast set of wheels for time trial or triathlon regardless of wind conditions! Its new Firecrest rim shape and Zipp-exclusive dimple surface make it nearly invisible to the wind. Color is black on black. Size is 700c.
Now fully carbon in both the clincher and tubular versions! By removing the outer aluminum band the clincher wheels compete very favorably with the tubular version in both weight and ride. The tubulars are still a bit lighter, smoother, and more comfortable, but the difference has been narrowed very significantly!
For 2012, Zipp has extended the advanced shaping of their hugely successful 808 and 404 Firecrest wheels to their most all-purpose wheelset, the 303. These new wheels are actually faster than their deeper dish 404 Toroidal cousins, yet lighter, more stable, and even more secure in crosswinds. This is a serious do-it-all wheelset light enough to be an asset on climbs, fast enough to cheat the wind, and durable enough for everyday training. Both the clincher and tubular versions are all-carbon, meaning none of the added rotating weight of aluminum on the outside edges. ABLC dimpling ensures the fastest aerodynamics available today in a medium profile rim. Available with Campagnolo (9-10-11 speed) or Shimano (8-9-10 speed) compatible cassette bodies. Color is black on black.
Zipp's all new 202 Firecrest® Carbon Clincher is all about aiming higher. They took their classic 202 wheelset - the legendary climber’s companion - and transformed it into a stiff, lightweight, aero, and very fast speed weapon ideal for every road travelled. That’s the power of Firecrest and Carbon Clincher technologies. At just 1,375 grams, the new 202 is the lightest entry in the Firecrest Carbon Clincher lineup. The Zipp® 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher retains the classic 32 mm rim depth of its predecessor but with a wider 25.4 mm max rim width. The results redefine what’s possible with a do-it-all road wheel.
Firecrest rims have a near-constant width from brake track to spoke bed to improve aerodynamics and better control airflow. Zipp used Computational Fluid Dynamics software to maximize aerodynamics and minimize wind-produced torque, resulting in a 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher that is faster and better handling than a classic road wheel. The Firecrest rim shape improves stability by moving the wheel’s center of pressure to sit almost directly over the steering axis, where wind-produced steering torque has a minimal effect. Compatible with cassettes of up to 11-speed to work with all modern drivetrains. Built with Zipp's Pro 88/188 hubset. Comes with the new Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, designed to provide optimal braking for carbon surfaces, including a greater surface area for maximum braking power, improved clearance to work with integrated brakes and a new groove pattern for improved braking in wet conditions. Color is black with black decals .... $2699.99 pair Add to CART
The new Zipp CL-60 clincher allows you to experience a precision-engineered, high-performance carbon wheelset at a price that won’t create financial drag. The 58mm dimpled hybrid toroidal carbon rim is based on aerodynamic principles validated in the wind tunnel and with scores of race wins. Based on Zipp's quarter-century of aero expertise, the CL-60 clincher is stiff and durable yet nimble thanks to continuous and strenuous product development. An all-new hub (both 10 and 11-speed compatible) makes the CL-60 Clincher as durable as it is fast - perfect for the road racer, triathlete or Gran Fondo enthusiast who simply loves to ride. The hub shell is formed from ultra-strong and lightweight 7075-T6 aluminum. Sapim CX-Ray spokes maintain stiffness required for efficient power transfer. External nipples better support each spoke as they exit the rim. Stainless steel bearings ensure years of smooth riding. This hub is factory set so it requires no pre-load adjustment. Zipp’s M2CM™ technology fuses the aluminum hoop to the inner carbon section during the molding process. Their famous ABLC™ dimple pattern smoothes airflow across the rim’s surface. The aluminum brake track provides a familiar and effective stopping surface in all conditions. Wheels ship with Zipp Tangente butyl road inner tube with removable core (700c x 19-23mm), Zipp integrated valve extenders, quick-release skewers and 16mm rim strips. Color: black carbon rims, black spokes, glossy black hubs, white decals. (This wheelset is not tubeless compatible.) .... $1499.99 pair Add to CART