Zipp Wheels 2018 ~
BiKyle Zipps are Legit
Caution: Like most established companies, Zipp has seen a recent proliferation of forgeries sold online as actual Zipp product. Genuine Zipp wheels are coded with Zipp registered serial numbers. All others, regardless of logo, are unserviceable by authorized Zipp dealers. These counterfeit wheels do not meet Zipp quality quality or safety standards, and they are not covered by warranty. You can be 100% confident that ALL Cycles BiKyle Zipp wheels are 100% direct from Zipp U.S.A. All of our Zipp wheels are certified "A" quality, completely covered by Zipp warranty.
Included: All BiKyle Zipp wheels include top quality Zipp quick release skewers. And wheels with carbon braking surfaces also include a full set of Zipp carbon-specific brake pads.
Tour de France
ZIPP carbon wheels have been used throughout the Tour de France - on every stage under every condition of terrain and weather from flat sprinter and time trial stages to the highest mountains. With a mix of 202, 303, 404, 808, and Zipp discs, the world's top pro teams choose the Zipp wheel best suited to the daily needs of each rider.
***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.
Genuine Zipp skewers are extra light and ultra strong to hold fast in every condition. Length of rear is 130mm to fit all road wheels: Zipp QR skewers
Standard lineup from 2016+ features Zipp's high performance 177/17 hubsets. Think high speed and even easier maintenance.
Engineered with oversized 17mm axles for maximum durability and efficiency. Preset bearing load – no adjustment ever needed. Improved bearing seals. Optimized flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern. Newly designed quick-release skewers with wider, more ergonomic levers.
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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
The most obvious and functionally important innovation in the handcrafted 454 NSW wheelset is their new "Sawtooth" design. This patented biometric dual 53/58mm deep rim shape achieves something no previous aero wheels can. Simultaneously, it reduces both aerodynamic drag and side force for the ultimate in speed and control - regardless of wind conditions! Sawtooth™ accomplishes this with a series of patented fin-shaped Hyperfoil™ nodes along the inner diameter of the rim that work together with Zipp's new HexFin™ ABLC dimples for improved airflow. This is important because higher wind yaw angles are where bike handling is most affected. In real-world terms, Sawtooth creates a greater number of smaller, less powerful, yet more predictable vortices leading to greater wheel stability and increased rider control. The result is Zipp’s highest performing wheelset ever, as proven in extensive wind tunnel testing along with exhaustive on-the-road testing by Zipp's top professional riders.
New NSW hubset: NSW-exclusive Cognition™ hubset made in Belgium exclusively for Zipp, the 454 NSW rolls with extra efficiently whether you are pedaling or coasting. Zipp's Axial Clutch™ technology allows the freehub’s ratcheting mechanism to deliver half the mechanical drag of conventional three pawl hubs. Assembled with Swiss bearings made to Zipp's exacting specifications, the Cognition™ hubset is as robust as it is fast.
Assembly: Each Indianapolis-made 454 NSW® rim requires 12 hours to create and represents a true blending of hand craftsmanship and advanced manufacturing technique. Each rim is laid up, molded, drilled, printed, and inspected then assembled and tensioned entirely by hand in Indianapolis. 454 NSW® rims are laced to Zipp's European-made Cognition hubs using Belgian Sapim® CX-Ray spokes and Secure Lock nipples for unmatched performance and reliability.
Priced per pair in your choice of Campagnolo or Sram/Shimano 10/11 speed cassette body. Includes Zipp titanium quick release skewers, Silca valve extenders, individual wheel bags, Platinum Pro brake pads, Zipp rim tape, 2 Tangente inner tubes (20-28c), 1525 grams per pair .... $3999.99 Add to CART
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 notch 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.
This is our most popular combination for serious time trialing and triathlon racing in all conditions. The extra deep rear 808 actually pushes a rider forward while the deep front 404 provides secure handling even in windy conditions. The all-carbon "Firecrest" rim shape is race proven for decreased turbulence and increased steering control.
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!
If you are serious about your racing, you must check out the Zipp 404 wheelsets. Not only are these very light overall, they are especially light in the outer rim section where weight matters most. And, they are among the most aerodynamic wheelsets ever tested. We've had 404 wheels out on the race circuit for over 10 years and they've proven themselves tough and dependable. For road racing, criteriums, and triathlons, definitely consider these beautiful wheels. Available with Campagnolo (9-10-11 speed) or Shimano (10-11 speed) compatible cassette bodies.
Full 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!
In 2012, Zipp extended the advanced shaping of their hugely successful 808 and 404 Firecrest wheels to their most popular all-purpose wheelset, the 303. This new version is actually faster than the previous deeper aero 404 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 (10-11 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. 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 .... $2099.99 pair Add to CART
Pure climbing beasts!
With 32mm shallow-depth carbon rims, the Zipp 202s are climbing rockets. Impervious to crosswinds while still descending with the best, the 202s are a rider's best choice for aggressive climbing. Weight is feather-light 1099 grams per wheelset. 20 front spokes, 24 rear. Designed for 700c tubular "glue-on" tires with Campagnolo (9-10-11 speed) or Shimano (10-11 speed) compatible cassette bodies .... $1999.99 pair Add to CART
The CL-30 is a durable, high-performance wheelset designed with advanced aerodynamic principles. The 30mm deep hybrid toroidal aluminum rim provides an aero advantage that exceeds many deeper “V” carbon rims. The 21.5mm wide tire bed enhances cornering grip and increases ride comfort. At the heart of the CL-30 is a light, smooth, and durable new hub which is both 10 and 11-speed compatible. The 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. This means years of riding without worry. Simply put, the CL-30 Clincher perfectly balances durability, aerodynamics, stiffness, and weight. Ships with Zipp butyl road inner tubes with removable cores (700c x 19-23mm), quick-release skewers, and 18mm rim strips. Color: matte black rim, black hubs and spokes, white decals. (This wheelset is not tubeless compatible.) .... $999.99 pair Add to CART
Zipp wheels are now available in disc wheel versions for all models. Please inquire.
The Super-9 all-carbon clincher disc wheel is an extra stiff version of the revolutionary Sub-9. It's 15% stiffer than a Sub-9 and a whopping 40% stiffer than the 900 disc. The tire bed is 2 millimeters wider than a Sub-9 so it nicely fits 21-25mm tires. Like the Sub-9, the Super-9 actually generates forward lift as it rotates. Weight is a mere 1175 grams with Campagnolo or Shimano cassette body .... $2349.99 Add to CART
The Super-9 TUB is a tubular version of the revolutionary Sub-9. It's 15% stiffer than a Sub-9 and a whopping 40% stiffer than the 900 disc. The tire bed is 2 millimeters wider than a Sub-9 so it nicely fits 21-25mm tires. Like the Sub-9, the Super-9 actually generates forward lift as it rotates. Weight is a mere 995 grams! Accepts 700c tubular (glue-on) tires only. Available with Campagnolo or Shimano cassette body .... $2049.99 Add to CART
Zipp discs are a marvel of technology. Manufactured completely flat and only 19mm in total cross section for the smallest frontal section available. The carbon skins are cured over a honeycomb core to guarantee maximum airflow over the disc surface while significantly cutting air turbulence around the vital drivetrain area. Patented ABLC technology, with 4900 dimples per disc, reduces drag to the lowest level ever.
The Zipp 900 disc fits 700c tubular "glue-on" tires. The 650c (26") version, called an 840, fits 650c tubular "glue-on" tires.