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Zipp 808 NSW Clincher Carbon Rim Brake wheelset

Zipp 808 NSW Clincher Carbon Rim Brake wheelset
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Color: Carbon Black with yellow decals

Size: 700c

With deep-section wheels comes easier speed on flat ground. But Zipp wanted to produce a wheel that had more going for it than just a tall profile. They wanted to produce the fastest deep-section wheel they could in a wider range of wind conditions.

With an 82mm rim depth, the Zipp 808 wheelset was going to be a challenge when it came to crosswind resistance. Zipp's design team used Computational Fluid Dynamic (or CFD) software to produce a bullet-nosed rim design that reduced turbulence in gusty conditions. When they settled on a handful of rim profiles, they produced wind tunnel prototypes and were astonished at the final results. The Zipp 808 was the fastest deep-section wheel ever made up to that point! The Zipp 808 features a dimpled surface mimicking that of a golf ball. They called this surfacing treatment ABLC, or Aerodynamic Boundry Layer Control. WIth it, the Zipp 808 is able to reduce instability in windy conditions, allowing a rider to stay in an aero position longer. The carbon fiber rim itself is manufactured in Indianapolis, ensuring the highest quality control.

Zipp's 77/177 hubs are 11-speed ready, but that's not the only upgrade for the 808's hubs. A new straight-pull spoke lacing reduces the liklihood of broken spokes, and the Sapim CX-Sprint bladed spokes enhance the wheeset's aerodynamics even further. Radial spoke lacing is used on the front wheel, while a 2-cross lacing is used on the rear for improved ride quality, durability and pedaling response. A pair of Zipp 808 Firecrest Clincher wheels weighs 1885 grams. Rider weight limit is 250 lbs.

Specs

Size(s) 700c
Model 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher
Rim Material Carbon fiber
Hub(s) Alloy 77/177
Spokes (Front/Rear) 18/24
Holes (Front/Rear) 18/24
Nipples Alloy
Axle(s) Quick-release skewer
Skewer(s) Alloy
Lacing (Front/Rear) Radial (front)/2-cross (rear)
Cassette Compatibility 11-speed Shimano or SRAM
Valve Type Presta
Color Carbon fiber

* Subject to change without notice.

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