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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.


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.